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Everyday Evidence: A Practical Approach – Impeachment

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FRE 611 addresses witnesses and establishes the manner and scope of witness testimony during cross examination. While FRE 611 governs the form of cross examination questions, many other evidentiary rules also impact your ability to impeach witnesses. Prosecutors must understand the legal doctrine behind the rules governing impeachment. This presentation will show attendees how to begin their inquiry by developing a deeper basis of knowledge concerning prior untruthful acts under FRE 608(b), prior convictions under FRE 609, and prior inconsistent statements under FRE 613.

  • Prior untruthful acts.  FRE 608(b).
  • Prior conviction.  FRE 609
  • Prior inconsistent statement.  FRE 613.
  • Bias, prejudice or motive.  Common law.
  • Defects in Capacity to Observe, Recall or Relate.  Common Law.
  • Impeachment by Omission.
  • Impeachment on a non-collateral matter.



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Charles H. Rose, III serves as the Dean of Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. He previously led Stetson University College of Law’s nationally recognized Trial Advocacy Program as the Director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, where he maintained their No. 1 ranking in Trial Advocacy for 12 consecutive years.

He received his B.A. from Indiana University at South Bend, his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, and his L.L.M. from the Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army.  Prior to joining ONU, Dean Rose served in the United States Army for twenty years on active duty, retiring from the Judge Advocate General’s Corps prior to joining the faculty at Stetson University College of Law.

Dean Rose is an expert in trial advocacy, evidence, skills teaching pedagogy, federal criminal constitutional law, national security, and military law.  He is a prolific author and lecturer in these fields and has presented to audiences worldwide.

His published works include “Mastering Trial Advocacy, 1st Edition”, “Fundamental Trial Advocacy, 3rd Edition,” Fundamental Pretrial Advocacy, 2nd Edition,” “Evidence: Practice Under the Rules, 5th Edition,” “Everyday Evidence: A Practical Approach, 3rd Edition” and “Military Crimes and Defenses, 3rd Edition.” Dean Rose provides commentary nationally and internationally, appearing worldwide in both print and video.