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Civil Lawsuit Basics: Presenting Evidence at Trial

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301 West 1st Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Trial is the culmination of a civil lawsuit, where evidence is presented and a decision made by the court. In this class, an experienced trial judge will provide basic rules, strategy and practice tips about how to present evidence in California state court.

Class covers:

  • Presenting testimony from friendly witnesses
  • Cross-examining unfriendly witnesses
  • Getting documents admitted into evidence
  • How to stop improper evidence by making effective objections
  • Making opening and closing arguments

Presented by Judge Mark A. Juhas:
Judge Mark A. Juhas sits in a general family law assignment on the Los Angeles Superior Court and has done so since November 2002. He attended the Colorado College and received his JD in 1979 from Seattle University School of Law. He is the chair of the California Commission on Access to Justice, and is member of several committees for the Los Angeles Superior Court including chair of the Access and Fairness committee. For the Judicial Council he is currently on the CJER Governing Committee and chairs the Family and Juvenile Advisory Committee for the Judicial Council. He was a member of the Elkins Family Law Task Force, Elkins Family Law Implementation Task Force and the Self- Represented Litigant Task Force. He regularly teaches for, among others, the Los Angeles Superior Court's education program, CJER, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Southwestern Law School.

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LA Law Library provides access to legal resources and assistance with legal research. LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

Registration fees: $20 for the class
Non-refundable payment reserves seat
Parking options available during registration

Registration payment and parking options available during registration at; www.lalawlibrary.org/CLASSES or call 213.785.2516.

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