January 25-28, 2016 | Location Honolulu, HI | Tuition $1,295 | Conference Fee $415 What’s this?

This is a highly interactive course in which judges from different jurisdictions and backgrounds can openly and vigorously examine the rules of evidence that apply in their jurisdictions. Ethical issues, relevancy, lay and expert witnesses, impeachment, privileges, best evidence and demonstrative evidence, authentication, hearsay and its exceptions, electronic evidence and judicial notice are among the topics presented and discussed.

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Why should I take this course?

Judges should have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the evidentiary issues that arise in cases, and should be prepared for the pitfalls that often cause cases to be reversed or delayed. Being prepared for an efficient handling of the cases can help not only you with your individual docket but will also help the entire judicial system with speedy and efficient resolution of cases. As part of the course, you will review the Federal Rules of Evidence and contrast them with the rules of evidence in your states.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Recognize troublesome issues which often arise in cases.
  • Select appropriate judicial strategies for resolving issues in cases.
  • Develop pretrial strategies which will help move cases to speedy and successful conclusions.
  • Make proper rulings in criminal cases involving the 4th Amendment and other evidentiary issues.
  • Avoid mistrials and reversals.

Who should attend?

This course is appropriate for all judges who preside over trials.

Who are the members of the faculty?

Judges and law professors who have a wide and diversified background and expertise in handling trials and evidentiary issues are members of the faculty.

How is this course taught?

The faculty use a number of adult education techniques including lecture, discussion, question and answer, and hypothetical situations, and will participate in a workshop where you make rulings and discuss the rationale for the rulings.

What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?

This course will enhance and increase your ability to handle evidentiary issues in a more efficient and speedy manner and to avoid costly and time consuming mistrials and reversals.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or registrar@judges.org.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

The hotel for this course will be the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa. Balanced between the idyllic beauty of the legendary Waikiki Beach and the dynamic city center, the hotel is located within walking distance of numerous restaurants, shops, and cultural centers.

The group room rate is $229 per night (plus applicable sales taxes, currently 14%) for single or double occupancy. A daily resort fee of $10 provides guests with bottled water, in-room coffee and tea, WiFi, access to a private 24-hour gym, and a host of other amenities and services. This special rate will be available until December 24, 2015, unless our room block is filled earlier. Please contact our Registrar’s Office with any questions.

Make your reservation by calling (888) 421-1442 and referencing “The National Judicial College.”