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Family Law from the Experts:
The Evidence Rules Are the Pieces
But it’s the Moves That Matter
The Practical Aspects of Family Law Evidence

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Program Overview

Success in family law litigation hinges on a deep understanding of the rules and the ability to strategically apply them to your clients’ advantage. But let’s face it, the rules of evidence can be confusing! And without core competence in those rules, you risk entering your next evidentiary hearing not fully armed.


This program is not a dry academic review of Dean Wigmore’s Evidence Lectures. Instead, it is laser-focused on the practical application of the rules of evidence to your family law cases, including support, custody, property, domestic violence, and attorneys’ fees. Effective advocacy requires attorneys to: 1) Identify in advance the testimony and documents needed as evidence; 2) Successfully get that evidence admitted, often over vigorous objections; and 3) Exclude unhelpful evidence from the other side via timely and well-founded objections.


Judge Riff and Judge Kiley, both veteran trial practitioners before taking the bench, present real-life courtroom family law evidentiary issues in an engaging and entertaining format – far beyond two talking heads and a PowerPoint.


Whether you’ve been practicing family law for a month, a year, or several decades, our program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and insight you need to achieve better outcomes and bring your litigation practice to the next level. 


Hon. Anne Kiley
Hon. Lawrence P. Riff

Program Highlights

Presenting Testimony and Offering Exhibits
• Role of presumptions
• Relevance
• Evidence Code § 352 and balancing
• Lay opinions
• Expert testimony and reports
• Child witness
• Foundation
• Authentication
• Refreshing recollection
• Past recollection recorded
• Hearsay and hearsay exceptions:
- Party admissions
- Business records
- Former testimony
- And much more

• Documented evidence and Family Code § 4320(i)
• Character evidence, prior bad acts, and criminal convictions
• Demonstrative/illustrative evidence
• Special problems of electronically stored information


Objecting to Admissibility of Testimony and Documents
• Motions in limine: when and why
• Thinking through and preparing for objections
• The special problems of electronically stored information

Course Materials 
The course materials include a copy of the complete set of slides used by the panelists, plus other supplemental materials. Enrollees in the webcast will be able to download course materials before the program and view them online during the program.

6 Hours MCLE/Specialization Credits
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.

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Program Information


View the webcast via CFLRonline.com.
Instructions will be provided to enrollees
about how to access the webcast.
Please enroll in advance, tuition deadlines apply.


June 15, 2024 (Sat.)
Program time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (includes breaks)

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If you are unable to attend the webcast, enrollees will have online access to the full program for 30 days starting June 15, 2024.

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Advance Tuition ........ $595
Last Chance Tuition ........ $795

Tuition Deadline


Enrollees are entitled to an early enrollment discount. Your registration(s) will be considered “Last Chance” unless received in our office by the deadline date listed below (no exceptions):


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Tuition is 80% refundable up to 10 days before the start of the selected program.




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