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Multnomah County Judges Trial Practices Update 2011

Date: Thursday, May 26th 2011
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Location: World Trade Center Mezzanine Room, Building 2 26 SW Salmon, Portland

Credit Type(s): General Credit

This year's Trial Practices Update will feature presentations by Judges Maureen McKnight, Stephen K. Bushong and Edward J. Jones. The seminar will focus on evidentiary issues that Multnomah County judges frequently see novice and seasoned trial lawyers struggle with, and will include particular emphasis on the following:

  • Admitting trial exhibits into evidence - including laying a proper foundation and best practices tips;
  • Use of prior statements at trial, including depositions and other out of court statements;
  • Evidence regarding reputation, character, and prior bad acts; and
  • Practical considerations in determining whether or not a prior statement is hearsay.

The panel will also identify, and discuss approaches for avoiding significant trial practice mistakes that Multnomah County judges frequently encounter. This seminar is designed for attorneys at all levels of experience, and practitioners are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to ask questions.

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