Character Evidence

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Course Description

This program was recorded on February 12, 2020

The rules of evidence limit the parties ability to address the character of witnesses, as well as the defendant in a criminal case. This course will cover the basics of admitting character and reputation evidence during a criminal trial. An overview of Nevada’s evidentiary rules on when character evidence may be admitted and how it can be proved will be the primary subject of this course.



  • Nicholas Wooldridge
    Mr. Wooldridge is a Las Vegas native who obtained his law degree at the University of Nevada- Las Vegas Law School, after first earning is Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from the University of Nevada Reno. Since becoming licensed in 2004, Mr. Wooldridge has dedicated his career to representing individuals who need someone to help them navigate the legal system. In 2006, he began working with Bukh and Associates in New York City, a firm which provides legal representation in some of the nation’s most notorious criminal cases, including cybercrime prosecutions and cases connected with the Boston Marathon bombing.

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      • 1.5 General Credits
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    1. When a defendant can admit character evidence of an alleged victim
    2. The types of evidence a defendant can seek to admit
    3. The adverse consequences when a defendant admits character evidence of an alleged victim
    4. Propensity evidence vs. the MIMIC Rule
    5. When can extrinsic evidence be used to prove character