Recorded Seminar: “Bad Character Evidence and Direct Relevance”


Recorded: 8 April 2022, 82 min

Most lawyers know about character evidence and how it can be admitted when it qualifies as similar fact evidence. More challenging are the times in which it can be admitted despite having no similarities whatsoever to the facts charged. The rules of “direct relevance” are challenging, and vary depending upon whether the accused testifies or does not. In this seminar, Professor Sankoff details everything you need to know about bad character evidence tendered against the accused that does not qualify as similar fact evidence.