Evidentiary Issues for Trial Prosecutors
As a prosecutor, we all have our horror stories about witnesses not performing their civic duty by failing to show up, changing their testimony, or turning hostile in the middle of trial.
In this presentation, we will examine evidentiary issues relating to witnesses. We will review Evidentiary Rules and procedures regarding impeaching your own witness, court witnesses, recalling witnesses, subpoenaing witnesses, obtaining service of witnesses, witness competence and other issues relating to witnesses.
The goal of this presentation is review the evidentiary rules and case law regarding witnesses and how to confront these issues. Prosecutors described this presentation as “awesome, entertaining, engaging, helpful and fantastic.”
Philip Bogdanoff is a nationally recognized continuing legal education speaker on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and other related topics. Previously, as an attorney, he served as assistant prosecutor in the Summit County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office for more than 25 years, beginning in 1981. Mr. Bogdanoff argued cases before the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals and twenty cases before the Ohio Supreme Court including six death penalty cases - before retiring as a senior assistant prosecutor.
He is the author of numerous articles on ethics, professionalism and other related legal topics and has taught the members of numerous organizations including the National Association of Legal Administrators, as well as numerous state and local Bar associations, Prosecuting Attorney's Associations, and law firms. More information about Mr. Bogdanoff is available on his Web site at http://www.philipbogdanoff.com/.