Dynamite Use of Expert Witnesses with Professor Steve Easton
Live webinar with chat*
includes 30 day replay
10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Pacific)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Mountain)
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Central)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Atlantic)
*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.
Register on or before March 2, 2017:
$350.00 + HST
Register after March 2, 2017
$390.00 + HST
CPD CREDIT HOURS:
ON: This program is approved for 3.0 CPD hours, including 0.5 Professionalism hours.
BC: This program is accredited for 3.0 CPD Hours, with a min. 0.5 hours involving professional responsibility, ethics, client care & relations, and/or practice management.
SK: This program has been approved for 3.0 CPD hours, 0.5 hours of which qualifies as ethics.
NB: This program has been approved for 3.0 CPD hours.
Lawyers in all other mandatory CPD jurisdictions may count their actual attendance at the program towards their CPD requirement.
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Who Should Attend
All lawyers who deal with expert witnesses should attend this course.
About the Program
They’re called experts for a reason. Expert witnesses are fully informed on the topic at hand. As the master of the case, you must exploit your expert’s knowledge to educate yourself, and explain your case in understandable terms to your judge or jury.
On the other side of that coin lies the trial lawyer’s fondest dream - brick by brick, you use your expert’s knowledge to erode the foundation of the opposing expert’s opinion. You expose inconsistencies and bias. You question methods and procedures. And eventually, you destroy the expert’s credibility, and the opposing side’s case!
This highly practical program will provide a general framework within which to prepare for and conduct examination-in-chief and cross-examination of experts at trial and in hearings. Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your skill level and your confidence, both in preparation for and presentation of expert witness testimony. This program is suitable for lawyers of all experience levels from all practice areas.
Meet Your Presenter
Stephen Easton is a trial lawyer and award-winning teacher. A former U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota, and past partner in the firm of Pearce & Durick, he has tried cases in civil and criminal courts involving such diverse issues as murder, accident reconstruction, blood & DNA testing, injury causation, money laundering, polygraph testing, hypnosis, psychological injuries, product design, and handwriting analysis. He was Dean for 4 years of the University of Wyoming College of Law, where he remains a Professor of Law, while actively continuing to try cases. He previously taught law at The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He is the author of How to Win Jury Trials: Building Credibility with Judges and Jurors, and co-author of Professional Responsibility: Problems, Case and Materials, 3rd Ed. His articles have been widely published in the legal and popular press. Steve received his J.D. from Stanford Law School. His unique energy and focused approach translate into practical, entertaining CLE seminars.
Program Schedule (Eastern)
1:00 - 2:30
Dynamite Use of Expert Witnesses
- Finding and hiring the best experts for your case
- Using experts to build your credibility
- Common mistakes, easily avoided
Experts and Ethics
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 4:00
Keeping Your Opponent’s Experts Off the Stand
- The stakes: The importance of expert testimony
- Judicial attitudes: A recent shift
- Twenty questions for the evaluation of expert testimony
- Speak now... or forever hold your peace?
Destroying the Credibility of the Opposing Expert
- Preparing for the opposing expert’s cross-examination
- Establishing control during cross-examination
- Attacking the expert’s theory
- Establishing your credibility-destroying themes
4:00 Program Wrap-up and Evaluation