Ohlbaum on Evidence-Advocacy: Using the Rules of Evidence to Persuade


Thursday, December 8, 2011


Edward D. Ohlbaum, prof, The James E. Beasley School of Law, Temple Univ


PBI CLE Conf Ctr
Wanamaker Bldg
Philadelphia, PA
United States



member $374 nonmember $394


8:30 am-3:30 pm

CLE Credits:

6 hrs



Join the Pennsylvania Bar Institute for a presentation focusing on the rules of evidence on Thursday, December 8, at PBI’s CLE Center at the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

Professor Ohlbaum of the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University will discuss the respective foundations of evidentiary rules and how they provide the keys to persuasion. Trial lawyers who articulate these evidentiary principles in their questions and speeches may become more persuasive advocates because many of the principles on which the rules of evidence are based are the same principles that govern persuasive courtroom performance. Professor Ohlbaum will help attendees recognize the relationship between evidence and trial advocacy to enable the advocate to demonstrate how an underlying evidentiary principle makes a presentation more believable and to permit an advocate to make an opponent pay a price for having abused or disregarded the relationship.

This program will dissect, discuss and demonstrate the ways in which evidence and advocacy interface and show the practitioner how to take advantage of the rules to become a more persuasive courtroom advocate.

To register for this program visit www.pbi.org or call (800) 932-4637.