Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 14:00
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Evidence Webinar Series: Part Four -The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Objections

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)

Making and meeting objections is a critical skill for criminal defense lawyers.  A command of the basics of objections allows us to control government witnesses, defeat spurious government objections and create a strong record for appeal.  Learning how to deal with objections properly, however, can seem intimidating.  For instance, some lists offer dozens of different objections and distinguishing between them can be daunting.  The purpose of this presentation is to demystify objections.  We will cover the basics of objections to form and to substance and offer tips on how to properly make them.


Rene Valladares is the Federal Public Defender for the District of Nevada.  He is an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law, and the UNLV Criminal Justice Department. He lectures nationally on various criminal law and procedure topics including evidence and the defense of conspiracy cases. Mr. Valladares serves on the Federal Defenders' Performance Measurement Working Group.  Recently, Rene Valladares wrote a Defender's Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys, published by NACDL.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation for this program will be sought in all applicable jurisdictions. Additional CLE information will be available after the conclusion of this program.