2014 Family Law Experts Series:
California Family Law Report (CFLR) is proud to present the 2014 Family Law Experts Series - Evidence. This program will
strengthen your skills concerning the use of documents at family law evidentiary hearings and trials.
During this interactive program, you will be asked to rule on the admissibility of evidence from common hypotheticals. The focus
will be on the admissibility of documents in declarations and live testimony. We’ll be exploring the broad range of documents
and “writings” as defined by the Evidence Code to cover any form of communication by any means of storage, including letters,
email printouts, text messages, social media postings, video clips, audio clips, PDF copies of documents, etc.
All proffered documents must pass the test of relevancy, authentication, secondary evidence and hearsay. You will reinforce
your skills in each of these areas. For novices and seasoned practitioners alike, this is another don’t-miss event in the Family Law Experts Series.
• Judge Thomas Trent Lewis
• Justice Mark B. Simons
• Making and responding to foundational objections
• Authentication rules for various types of documents
• How the “doctrine of completeness” operates like
a hearsay exception
• Use of documents on cross-examination
• Use of documents to refresh recollection
• Use of documents and the prior consistent
• Proper use of past recollection recorded
• Understanding the doctrine of limited admissibility
• Application of the “secondary evidence rule” in the
• Proper use of business records
• The hearsay rule, its exceptions and presentation
of documentary evidence
• The party admission rule and use of documents
• Use of contemporaneous statements surrounding
execution of documents
• Use of documents to establish declarant’s state of mind
• Presentation of official records and the doctrine
of limited admissibility
• Admissibility of illegally obtained documents
• Waiver and protection of privileged documents
• Admissibility of financial records and privacy
considerations for others
• Disclosure and protection of confidential business
information and trade secrets
Enrollees will receive a complete version of all slides used by the presenters, plus other supplemental materials. You have the option of receiving either printed course materials OR course materials on a USB drive, which allows you to save them to your hard drive and take notes directly next to the material covered. See order form to make your selection.
Enrollees may also purchase at special prices TRG’s three-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law, written by Judge William P. Hogoboom (Ret.) and Justice Donald B. King (Ret.), and the two-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS, written by Commissioner Josanna Berkow (Ret.), Judge Mark Millard, Judge Michael Naughton (Ret.) and Leslie Dawson, CPA.
Because the Practice Guides have limited value without Updates, we will enter your subscription for annual Updates unless you instruct us otherwise.
6 HOURS MCLE/Specialization Credit: Approval of specialization credit in Family Law has been granted by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and approval of MCLE credit for this activity has been granted by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6 hours.