About the Seminar
A frequent tactic in the prosecution of child abuse trials is the utilization of a witness proffered as an expert and asked to explain how abused children frequently behave. For practitioners to effectively prepare for this type of witness, they need an understanding of the rules and how recent South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals case law fits in to that framework. Specifically, need to understand and apply Rule 702, which requires that expert testimony meet the following requirement:
The subject matter must be beyond the ordinary knowledge of the jury;
The expert must possess the knowledge and skill necessary to qualify as an expert in the field; and
The expert testimony must be reliable.
This CLE will examine recent South Carolina case law, including State v. Kromah, State v. Brown, State v. Jennings, State v. Anderson, State v. Chavis, and State v. Weaverling, and how those cases fit within our existing framework of rules.
This seminar qualifies for .75 MCLE credit hour
This seminar is Basic Level.
Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, please use this course code if you completed the program in 2018: 181778ADO