Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 01:00
Add to Calendar

Virtual Series: Evidence 2023 Part II – The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Opinion Testimony (Lay and Expert)

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (EST)

Opinion testimony is often abused by the prosecution. This presentation will review the rules dealing with lay and expert witness testimony, will point out traps for the unwary and how to avoid them, and will equip counsel with defense favorable cases. The presentation will also cover "junk science" and how to try to get it excluded from trial.


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. For more information about CLE, please visit our CLE Information Center.