Courtroom Evidence 2017


Ethical & Professional Approaches to Evidence, Witnesses & Testimony
The Hearsay Rule and Its Exceptions
Forensic Approaches to Electronic Evidence
Expert Witnesses & Scientific/Technical Evidence 
Laying Foundations & Other Evidentiary Concepts
Cross-Examination, Credibility & Impeachment



Incisive & Practical Overview of Evidence Law with Emphasis On Family Law Hearings & Trials

Practical instruction will focus on how to lay the foundations that are essential preconditions to admissibility so that your case goes in effortlessly and persuasively. Selected practical examples, sample foundations, and courtroom scenarios will be presented throughout

the day to demonstrate the proper way of putting in and countering proof of domestic violence, and asset valuation, custody factors and psychological testimony, all of which are designed to give you the true flavor of the courtroom setting in which you encounter these issues. Whatever your level of experience, whatever the nature of the cases you handle, Courtroom Evidence will give you the mastery you need to present your case effectively.

6 Professional Credits + 1 Ethics Credit


 "Absolutely the best CLE year after year! Can’t miss. Makes me happy that CLE’s are mandatory." 

Paul R. Hart, Elmira
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Timothy Tippins Esq.
Timothy M. Tippins, Esq. is an adjunct professor at Albany Law School and serves on the faculty of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and on the Affiliate Postdoctoral Forensic Faculty at St. John’s University. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Psychology at Siena College. He is a private practitioner who has engaged in matrimonial and family law practice since 1975 and devotes his practice exclusively to serving as trial counsel and consultant to other family law practitioners on a nationwide basis, with special emphasis on the presentation and cross-examination of expert mental health testimony. Tippins has served in all major professional leadership positions in the New York family law community, including President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - New York Chapter, Chair of the NYSBA Family Law Section, and Chair of the NYSBA Task Force on Family Law. Tippins is a regular feature columnist for the New York Law Journal and is the author of the multi-volume treatise New York Matrimonial Law & Practice (West Publishing). E-mail:
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Laren DeLuca

Lauren K. DeLuca, Esq. has been engaged in a private practice focused on complex matrimonial cases, custody litigation, and enforcement proceedings since graduating from Albany Law School.  She has extensive experience with evidentiary hearings and depositions, net worth preparation and analysis as well as discovery management.  Recently, she partnered with Cynthia J. LaClair, Esq. (formerly Cynthia J. Tippins, Esq.) to form LaClair & DeLuca, PLLC, a practice located in Albany, New York which is limited to family and matrimonial law.  Ms. DeLuca is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Albany County Bar Association.  She has published in various professional journals such as the New York City Law Review and has presented at a number of MatLaw Seminars. 


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Nick G. Himonidis, J.D., CFE, CCFS

Mr. Himonidis has an extensive background in fraud investigations, computer forensics and law. He has been a private investigator for over 27 years and is currently the President / CEO of The NGH Group, Inc., specializing in complex investigations, digital forensics and e-Discovery consulting and support. Mr. Himonidis is an attorney, licensed to practice law in New York, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – the only professional certification formally recognized by the FBI as encompassing a critical skill set for investigators, and is also a Certified Computer Forensic Specialist (CCFS). He has extensive training and expertise in financial fraud investigation, computer forensics, data recovery and analysis, electronic discovery and the handling, authentication and presentation of digital evidence. Mr. Himonidis has litigated cases, and been an expert witness, in numerous cases in both state and federal court, and has conducted and supervised the investigation of hundreds of cases involving complex financial frauds and computer forensic and electronic discovery issues including, civil RICO claims, fraudulent asset transfers, bankruptcy and insurance fraud, embezzlement, and frauds against state and local governments and the U.S. government, as well as numerous matrimonial and custody matters. Mr. Himonidis has lectured extensively and published numerous articles on various technical, investigative and legal topics. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from St. John's University Cum Laude and his JD from St. John's University School of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude in the top 2% of his class.