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Yes, the Rules of Evidence Apply in Family Law 2016

Product ID: CM2481
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Play by the rules

Thorough, accurate evidence is vital to the success of your client’s case in family court — so is knowing and following evidentiary rules and practices. Whether you’re new to family law or a veteran practitioner, Yes, the Rules of Evidence Apply in Family Law can help you better understand the Rules, procedures, and best practices surrounding the evidence in your next case.Learn strategies and gain insights as you examine important evidentiary issues.

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Play by the rules

Thorough, accurate evidence is vital to the success of your client’s case in family court — so is knowing and following evidentiary rules and practices. Whether you’re new to family law or a veteran practitioner, Yes, the Rules of Evidence Apply in Family Law can help you better understand the Rules, procedures, and best practices surrounding the evidence in your next case.Learn strategies and gain insights as you examine important evidentiary issues.

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Program Chairs:

Comm. Mark R. Fremgen
Dane County Circuit Court
Madison

Presenters:

Rachel L. Caplan
Caplan Law Office S.C.
Madison

Comm. Karie J. Cattanach
Dane County Circuit Court
Madison

Kathleen M. Healy
Di Renzo & Bomier LLC
Neenah

Tiffany L. Highstrom
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Madison

David S. Kowalski
Kowalski Family Law LLC
Madison/Baraboo

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Use of Social Media in Family Court Proceeding

  • Types and definition of social media
  • Use of discovery for social media
  • Admissibility issues (relevance, hearsay, foundation, authentication)
  • Ethical considerations

David S. Kowalski

9:30 a.m. : Testimony from Counselors and Therapists in Family Court

Rachel L. Caplan, Tiffany L. Highstrom, Megan A. Phillips

10:45 a.m. : Break

11:00 a.m. : Use of Police Reports, Restraining Orders and DOC records in Family Court

Rachel L. Caplan, Tiffany L. Highstrom, Megan A. Phillips

12:00 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. : Physical Evidence

  • Digital records
  • Writings
  • Photos
  • Texts

Mark R. Fremgen

2:00 p.m. : Break

2:15 p.m. : Financial Records

Kathleen M. Healy

3:30 p.m. : Children as Witnesses in Family Court

  • The tradition of excluding children’s testimony
  • Alternatives to in-court testimony
  • Practical issues in arranging testimony

Gretchen G. Viney

4:30 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Understand social media discovery and admissibility in family court proceedings
  • Learn how to incorporate the testimony of counselors and therapists in your case
  • Get guidance on addressing a police report or restraining order before a court or commissioner
  • Know the laws governing expert and lay witnesses in family cases
  • Explore alternatives to in-court child testimony
  • Become familiar with the Rules of Evidence in family court matters
  • Discover the importance of physical evidence in family cases
  • Find out how to properly use financial records in family law settings
  • Family law attorneys
  • Guardians ad Litem for minors
  • Family Law Section members
  • Juvenile and child law attorneys
  • General practitioners
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