Hearsay Rule and Key Exceptions Program

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Objection, hearsay!

You studied hearsay in law school, and you know the definition – but do you know the rule and the exceptions well enough to feel confident during trial? Do you feel comfortable making a hearsay objection? What if your opponent asserts a hearsay objection – are you able to think on your feet and respond?

The San Diego Inn of Court Hearsay Program is for both new and experienced attorneys who want to learn and polish their understanding of hearsay and key exceptions.

Judge Robert J. Trentacosta, a distinguished member of the San Diego bench, will provide a review of hearsay and key hearsay exceptions through a series of short lectures and hypotheticals, followed by table exercises for the attendees. This multimedia presentation will focus on the practical application of evidence principles for trial lawyers with an emphasis on hearsay related issues.


Monday, July 24, 2023
Check-In: 5:00 p.m.
Program: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

San Diego County Bar Association Conference Center
401 W. “A” Street, Suite 120
San Diego, CA 92101

Featured Lecturer: Judge Robert J. Trentacosta

Judge Robert J. Trentacosta completed his term as the Presiding Judge of the San Diego Superior Court in December 2013. Formerly, he held multiple leadership positions within the court including Assistant Presiding Judge, Supervising Criminal Judge and Supervising Judge of the South County Division. He is presently presiding over Juvenile Justice matters.

Judge Trentacosta is currently a member of the California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) providing ethics advice to all judicial officers in the State of California. He previously served as the Chairperson for all Judicial Leadership Education in the State of California. Judge Trentacosta is Adjunct Professor of Law at California Western School of Law Teaching “Trial Practice.”

When he was a practicing trial lawyer, Judge Trentacosta was the President of the Plaintiff’s Trial Bar (2000) and the President of the San Diego Inn of Court, College of Advocacy (1997). He has been honored as “Outstanding Jurist of the Year” several times by various trial lawyer and bar organizations.

REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE — $50 (private practice and public/non-profit)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE — Wednesday, July 19, 2023

QUESTIONS: Contact info@sdinnofcourt.com

2.5 MCLE Credits (Pending)

July 24th, 2023 5:30 PM through 8:00 PM

401 W A ST
STE 120
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-7932

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