Rule 405.        Methods of Proving Character

(a) Reputation or Opinion.  In all cases in which evidence

of character or a trait of character of a person is admissible,

proof may be made by testimony as to reputation or by

testimony in the form of an opinion.  On cross-examination,

inquiry is allowable into relevant specific instances of

conduct.

(b) Specific Instances of Conduct, In cases in which

character or a trait of character of a person is an essential

element of a charge, claim or defense, proof may also be

made of specific instances o of that personís conduct.