The mission of the Connecticut Judicial Branch is to serve the interests of justice and the public by resolving matters brought before it in a fair, timely, efficient and open manner.
Podcast - Calendar Call
Calendar Call is a free Judicial Branch podcast hosted by Statewide Bar Counsel Michael Bowler.
Calendar Call podcasts qualify for MCLE credit for Connecticut attorneys. Credit is based on the length of each episode.
Podcasts with an asterisk qualify towards an attorneys ethics/professionalism MCLE requirement.
Beginning in January of 2023, the podcast will be released on the second Thursday of every month.
Subscribe to Calendar Call so you will never miss a new podcast!
Code of Evidence: Hearsay Pt. II

  Go Back    43 minutes

Download: MP3

Episode 34 – Code of Evidence: Hearsay Pt. II

This week, Mike and Judge Prescott move on from the definition of hearsay into some of its many exceptions. The exceptions to the hearsay rule are set up by delineating whether the declarant’s availability is required, not required or if the declarant’s availability is immaterial. Judge Prescott lays out the policy reasons for having exceptions in the first place then delves into the exceptions.

In this episode they discuss the following exceptions in which a declarant’s availability is immaterial:

A statement by a party opponent.

A spontaneous utterance

A statement for purposes of obtaining medical diagnosis or treatment

Recorded recollection

Public records and reports

Statements in ancient documents

Published compilations

Statement in a family Bible

Personal identification

Statements in learned treatises

Sec. 8-3. Hearsay Exceptions: Availability of Declarant Immaterial

Posted in: Superior Court