On November 5, 2015, Michael A. Bottar completed the final leg of a six-city CLE tour for the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers titled “Say What? Using, Misusing and Abusing the Hearsay Rules.” Bottar chaired the statewide CLE, which was attended by hundreds of attorneys in Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, New York City and Long Island.
A DVD of the lecture and accompanying print materials may be obtained from the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers members-only CLE library. To join the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, click here.
“Objection! Hearsay!” “Sustained.” Wait, was that a statement? Was it offered for the truth? Is there an exception to the rule? Hearsay is one of the most used and least understood evidentiary rules in the history of jurisprudence. Knowing the rules can mean a commanding courtroom performance. This seminar reviews the hearsay rule, what is not hearsay, non-assertive and non-verbal gestures, excited utterances, impeachment, limiting instructions, social media, and electronically stored information.
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