Trial Skills featuring the NEW Rules of Evidence with Charles Gamble and Friends

December 20, 2013

Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel, Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham
8:20 a.m.
6, including 1 hour of ethics

[ Seminar Brochure ]

The Alabama Rules of Evidence have changed, but no need to worry!  Charles Gamble is back to get you up to speed on the changes and how they may impact your practice.   Dean Gamble will be joined by the committee members who originally researched each amendment, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the experts about these crucial changes.

The morning session will be devoted to the new Rules of Evidence, while the afternoon session will focus on creative practice tips from some of the best trial lawyers in the state.  Don't miss this opportunity to increase your expertise and hone your litigation skills!



If you are unable to attend this seminar in person, you also have the option of watching LIVE from your own computer! Live webcasting allows attorneys from all parts of the state to have access to quality speakers and programs without having to travel. Webcasts count as "live credits" just as if the viewer were in attendance at the seminar. Price for the webcast is $299 for early registration, and you will receive handout materials by download. 

TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBCAST, just click “InReach Online Seminars” on the home page and then click “Live Webcast” and follow the on screen instructions. 

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To pay by check, you may download and print the mail in registration form Mail your form and check to CLE Alabama, Box 870384, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0384. 

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$350 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - registration within five days of the seminar Registration
At the seminar you will receive the materials on flash drive. If you register more than 24 hours in advance you will receive a code for downloading and printing the written materials to bring with you.

8:30        Changes in the Alabama Rules of Evidence
Introduction and Overview
Rule 408
Rule 412
Rule 510
Rule 703

Robert J. Goodwin
Associate Dean and J. Russell McElroy Professor of Law
Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham

9:15        Changes in the Alabama Rules of Evidence

Rule 803(6)
Rule 902(11)
Rule 902(12)
Rule 804(b)(5)
Rule 407

Terrence W. McCarthy
Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC, Birmingham

9:45 Refreshment break

9:55        Changes in the Alabama Rules of Evidence
Rule 404(a)
Rule 405(a)
Rule 608(b)
Rule 1103

Charles W. Gamble
Dean Emeritus and Henry Upson Sims Professor Emeritus of Law
​The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa

10:25     Changes in the Alabama Rules of Evidence
Rule 801(d)(1)(C)
Rule 801(d)(2)
Rule 804(b)(2)

Steven C. Emens
Professor of Clinical Legal Instruction
The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa

10:55 Practical Evidence Tips
Terrence W. McCarthy

11:40 Lunch on Your Own

12:40  Jury Selection
Michael D. Ermert
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton LLPBirmingham

1:10  Opening Statements
Robert C. Ward, Jr.
Rushton Stakely Johnston & Garrett PC, 

1:40  Direct and Cross Examination
Joshua H. Threadcraft
Burr & Forman LLP, 

2:10   Refreshment Break

2:20   Winning Closing Arguments
Robert F. Prince
Prince Glover & Hayes, Tuscaloosa

2:50  Ethical Issues for Litigation Attorneys  -  Presentation by the Alabama State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers  
Hon. Bernard Harwood (ret.)

Rosen & Harwood PA, Tuscaloosa
Michael L. Edwards
Balch & Bingham LLP,
S. Shay Samples
Hare Wynn Newell & Newton LLP
, Birmingham
Charles Sharp
Friedman Dazzio Zulanas & Bowling PC, Birmingham

3:50   Adjourn