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33rd Annual Arizona's Year in Evidence Seminar 2017

Total Credits: 6 including 1.5 Ethics, 4.5 Criminal Law or Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law

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Criminal |  Ethics
Hon. Crane McClennen |  William Sandweg |  William Doyle
3 Hours 30 Minutes
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33rd Annual Seminar - AZ Year in Evidence 2017


Judge Crane McClennen will analyze and explore some of the most significant Arizona cases from 2014, 2015, and 2016, sharing meaningful insights that you won't want to miss. Experienced litigators, William H. Sandweg III and William Doyle, will zealously argue the impact of the most critical of these cases on their clients.


Because the last Year in Evidence Seminar was held in 2014, the 2017 Year in Evidence Seminar covers not only the 2016 cases, but select cases from 2014 and 2015. For expert witnesses, the presentation will cover the following areas:


What is the extent of the trial court's "gatekeeper" function?

State v. Carlson, 351 P.3d 1079 (2015).

State v. Salazar-Mercado, 325 P.3d 996 (2014).

Sandretto v. Payson Health. Mgmt., 322 P.3d 168 (Ct. App. 2014).

State ex rel. Montgomery v. Miller (Madrid), 321 P.3d 454 (Ct. App. 2014).


To what extent must an expert witness be "qualified" and in what areas?

State v. Romero, 365 P.3d 358 (2016).

State v. Foshay, 370 P.3d 618 (Ct. App. 2016).

Glazer v. State, 321 P.3d 470 (Ct. App. 2014).


What does it mean to "help the trier of fact"?

State v. Forde, 315 P.3d 1200 (2014).

State v. Ortiz, 360 P.3d 125 (Ct. App. 2015).

Ponce v. Parker Fire Dist., 322 P.3d 197 (Ct. App. 2014).


What is meant by "based on sufficient facts or data"?

Salazar-Mercado, Sandretto, Glazer, and Miller (Madrid).


What are the tests to determine whether scientific evidence is reliable?

State v. Burns, 344 P.3d 303 (2015).

State v. Favela, 234 Ariz. 433, 323 P.3d 716 (Ct. App. 2014); Salazar-Mercado, Sandretto, Miller (Madrid), Romero, Glazer, Foshay.


When are principles and methods "reliably applied"?

State v. Bernstein (Herman et al.), 349 P.3d 200 (2015); Salazar-Mercado, Favela, Miller (Madrid).


For a medical malpractice case, how are the standards different?

Jaynes v. McConnell, 358 P.3d 632 (Ct. App. 2015). St.Georgev.Plimpton,384P.3d1243(Ct.App.2016).

Rasor v. Northwest Hosp. LLC, 373 P.3d 563 (Ct. App. 2016). Preston v. Amadei, 357 P.3d 720 (Ct. App. 2015).


When may an expert discuss another expert's opinion?

State v. Goudeau, 372 P.3d 945 (2016); Carlson, Foshay.


Other areas include:


The rule of completeness, authentication, and the requirement of an original under Rules 106, 90l(b)(l), 1002.

State v. Steinle (Moran), 372 P.3d 939 (2016).


Speaking objections.

State v. Lynch, 357 P.3d 119 (2015).


Relevancy and its limits, including photographs.

Stafford v. Burns, 389 P.3d 76 (Ct. App. 2017); Goudeau, Foshay, Carlson.


Other act evidence.

Burns, Goudeau.


Habit and Routine Practice under Rule 406.

Rasor  v. Northwest  Hosp. LLC,  373 P.3d  563 (Ct. App. 2016).


Compromise and Offers and Negotiations under Rule 408.

Murray  v.  Murray,  367 P.3d  78 (Ct. App. 2016).


Privileges under Rule  501.

Desert Palm Surg. Grp. v. Petta, 343 P.3d 438 (Ct. App. 2015)  (Arizona  Medical Board).

Abeyta v. Soos, 319 P.3d  996 (Ct. App. 2014) (clinical social worker).

Rasor v. Northwest Hosp. LLC, 373 P.3d 563 (Ct. App. 2016) (physician-patient) . Johnson v.O'Connor, 327 P.3d  218 (Ct. App. 2014) (psychologist-patient).

Accomazzo v. Kemp (Accomazzo), 319 P.3d 231 (Ct. App. 2014) (work product). Burch & Cracchiolo v. Myers, 351 P.3d 376 (Ct. App. 2015) (work product).


Juror's Competency as a witness under Rule 606(b).

American Power Prod. v. CSK Auto, 367 P.3d 55(2016).


Exclusion of witnesses under Rule  615.

Spring v. Bradford, 388 P.3d 849 (Ct. App.2017).


Hearsay under Rules 801, 803, and 804.

State v. West, 362 P.3d 1049 (Ct. App. 2015); Goudeau, Foshay.


Corpus delicti doctrine.

State v. Carlson, 351 P.3d 1079 (2015).

State v. Gill, 319 P.3d 248 (Ct. App. 2014).