John R. Morken, partner at Farrell Fritz, will be presenting at the Surrogates’ Association of NY, Spring Conference.
Topic of discussion: Hearsay Issues in Surrogate’s Court Hearings and Trials.
A great deal of the evidence offered at a trial or hearing in the Surrogate’s Court is hearsay, or at least appears to be hearsay. What did the decedent say? What did his attorney hear from others? Does it matter who the speaker was? What about the attorney’s notes: should they be admitted, and if so, for what purpose? What about diary entries and doctor’s notes? These are but examples.
Mr. Morken will discuss these issues along with other hearsay basics which come up frequently in Surrogate’s Court trials or hearings.