Advanced Strategies in California Evidence, Expert Testimony, and Trial Tactics

Fred Blum
Fred Blum | Edlin Gallagher Huie + Blum LLP

Mr. Blum is a founding partner in the law firm of Edlin Gallagher Huie + Blum LLP.

Live Video-Broadcast: August 9, 2024

Advanced Strategies in California Evidence, Expert Testimony, and Trial Tactics

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Trial tactics and strategy are inseparable and need to be thought out well before trial begins. They require that one question and two rules be kept in mind from the inception of the representation and continually reassessed thereafter. The question is what is a “win.” The first rule is that no matter how good your argument is, your opponent will not surrender. Thus, you need to anticipate their response and know how you will respond. The second rule is that a trial is not about the truth, but about the evidence. The goal is to obtain admissible evidence to achieve what is defined as a win. This entails working through potentially troubling evidentially issues such as the Sanchez hearsay rule. It also entails tailoring expert testimony to present a coherent story. Finally, counsel must be cognizant that fact finders do not view evidence in a vacuum. Thus, issues such as anchoring need to be anticipated and considered.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Defining a winning strategy and necessary tactics
  • Sanchez and admitting records
  • Contouring expert testimony
  • Particular trial issues – anchoring

Date / Time: August 9, 2024

  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Eastern
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Central
  • 9:00 am – 11:10 am Mountain
  • 8:00 am – 10:10 am Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Fred Blum_FedBarFred Blum | Edlin Gallagher Huie + Blum LLP

Mr. Blum is a founding partner in the law firm of Edlin Gallagher Huie + Blum LLP. The Firm was founded in 1988 as an environmental law firm which also prosecuted and defended complex civil and criminal litigation matters.

He began practicing law in 1981. He has also been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer continuously since 2009 in fields such as environmental litigation, environmental law, and business/commercial litigation. In his over 40 years of practice, he has extensive experience in complex business/commercial litigation matters, both as a plaintiff and defendant. These include antitrust, unfair business practices, business fraud and breach of directors’ fiduciary and other obligations. He has been lead counsel in over thirty cases that were tried to verdict. Approximately one-third of which have been in federal court.

He has been successful at trial representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has obtained favorable plaintiff verdicts in antitrust and commercial litigation matters, as well as defense verdicts in CERCLA cost recovery actions, mass toxic torts and property contamination cases.

Additionally, he has represented individuals, government entities, insurers, insureds, small companies, and Fortune 500 companies.

Agenda

I. Defining a winning strategy and necessary tactics | 11:00am – 11:30am

II. Sanchez and admitting records | 11:30am – 12:00pm

Break | 12:00pm – 12:10pm

III. Contouring expert testimony | 12:10pm – 12:40pm

IV. Particular trial issues – anchoring | 12:40pm – 1:10pm