34th Annual Arizona Year in Evidence Seminar 2018 - Featuring Judge Cr
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34th Annual Arizona Year in Evidence Seminar 2018 - Featuring Judge Crane McClennen (ret.), plaintiff lawyer William Sandweg III, and defense lawyer William Doyle.

Total Credits: 4.5 including 3 Criminal Law or Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law, 1.5 Ethics

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Medical Malpractice
Crane McClennen,  |  William H. Sandweg, III,  |  William Doyle,
4 Hours 35 Minutes
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34th Annual Arizona's Year in Evidence

June 7, 2018

Relevant, Crucial & Comprehensive

Judge Crane McClennen (ret.) will analyze and explore the most significant Arizona cases from 2016-2017, and share meaningful insights you won't want to miss. Experienced litigators William H. Sandweg III and William Doyle will enthusiastically argue the impact of the most critical of these cases on their clients. Invaluable.

Bonus Coverage

When dealing in the traitorous world of medical mal and other professional liability litigation cases getting the right expert is critical, and timing is an essential factor. Issue and expert selection are critical features, but what do you do when your expert fails to meet the required qualifications? So many factors can make or break the success of your professional liability case:

  • Intake and timing considerations
  • Filing the affidavit of merit in expert selections considerations
  • and more...

Learn how to turn your challenges into successes!


What is important this year?

Rule Changes:

Changes needed for electronically stored information and electronically generated records:

Rule 803(16), Rules 902(13), and Rule 902(14).

New Cases:

What is the relevance and evidentiary value of a U.S. Supreme Court case?

Ryan v. Napier, 243 Ariz. 277, 406 P.3d 330 (Ct. App. 2017).

Admissibility of other act evidence in a medical malpractice case; Rule 404(b):

Stafford v. Burns, 241 Ariz. 474, 389 P.3d 76 (Ct. App. 2017).

Character evidence in a sexual misconduct case; Rule 404(c):

State v. James, 242 Ariz. 126, 393 P.3d 467 (Ct. App. 2017).

Habit evidence in a medical malpractice case; Rule 406:

Rasor v. Northwest Hosp. LLC, 239 Ariz. 546, 373 P.3d 563 (Ct. App. 2016).

Inadmissibility of statements made during Compromise and Negotiations; Rule 408:

Phillips v. O'Neil, 243 Ariz. 299, 407 P.3d 71 (2017).

Privilege for statements made in a hospital; Rule 501:

State v. Peltz, 242 Ariz. 23, 391 P.3d 1215 (Ct. App. 2017).

Waiver of privilege by conduct; Rule 501:

Robert W. Baird & Co. v. Whitten, 2017 WL 4296583 (Ct. App. 2017).

Impeachment with a misdemeanor conviction; Rule 609(a)(2):

State v. Winegardner, 243 Ariz. 482, 413 P.3d 683 (2018).

Excluding witnesses during testimony; Rule 615:

Spring v. Bradford, 243 Ariz. 167, 403 P.3d 579 (2017).

Opinion Testimony by a Lay Witnesses; Rule 701:

State v. Peltz, 242 Ariz. 23, 391 P.3d 1215 (Ct. App. 2017).

Requirement of an expert in a medical malpractice case; A.R.S. §§ 12-2603, -2604:

Rasor v. Northwest Hospital LLC, 243 Ariz. 160, 403 P.3d 572 (2017).

What to do when case dismissed because you have the wrong expert:

Williamson v. O'Brien, 242 Ariz. 428, 397 P.3d 361 (Ct. App. 2017).

Passmore v. McCarver, 242 Ariz. 288, 395 P.3d 297 (Ct. App. 2017).

Boswell v. Fintelmann, 242 Ariz. 52, 392 P.3d 496 (Ct. App. 2017).

Romero v. Hasan, 241 Ariz. 385, 388 P.3d 22 (Ct. App. 2017).

When may you have more than one expert?

In re Hardt, 242 Ariz. 449, 397 P.3d 1049 (Ct. App. 2017).

Expert opinion bases on opinion of another expert; Rule 703:

State v. Pandeli, 242 Ariz. 175, 394 P.3d 2 (2017).

State v. Smith, 242 Ariz. 98, 393 P.3d 159 (Ct. App. 2017).

Authentication and identification; Rule 901:

State v. Fell (Lietzau), 242 Ariz. 134, 393 P.3d 475 (Ct. App. 2017).


** Please note that the OnDemand version of the 34th Annual Arizona Year in Evidence does NOT include a free copy of the 2018 AZ Evidence Reporter.  You may purchase it separately (it is not subject to the 50% discount).


Crane McClennen's Profile

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(retired), The Honorable

Maricopa County Superior Court

Judge Crane McClennen was born Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University, graduating with a Bachelor degree in 1968 and a Juris Doctor cum laude in 1972, and was managing editor of the Arizona State Law Journal. He was appointed Judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court in January 1997 and retired July 2016, having served on the Criminal, Civil, Family Court, Juvenile, and Administrative Appeals and Lower Court Appeals Divisions. Prior to his appointment as judge, he worked at the Office of the Arizona Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Section.

       Crane McClennen is the author of the Arizona Courtroom Evidence Manual and Arizona Legal Forms, Criminal Procedure, and has authored numerous articles in the Arizona Attorney. He is a present or past member of numerous Court and State Bar Committees, including the Arizona Supreme Court Appellate Case Processing Implementation Task Force, the Judicial College of Arizona Publication Committee, the Board of Editors of Arizona Attorney, the Appellate Handbook Committee, the Criminal Rules Committee, the Criminal Jury Instruction Committee, the Peer Review Committee, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He is the past Chair of the Criminal Justice Section, the Board of Legal Specialization, and the Continuing Legal Education Committee.

       In 2016, Crane McClennen received the State Bar of Arizona Michael D. Ryan award for Judicial Excellence, and in 1995, received the State Bar of Arizona award for Outstanding Member. In 1986 and 1989, he received the State Bar of Arizona award for Outstanding Contribution to Continuing Legal Education, and in 1991, received the State Bar of Arizona award as Outstanding Public Lawyer. He is a Founding Fellow of the Arizona Bar Foundation.

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