Why you should attend
For many attorneys, searching for, hiring, and using expert witnesses can be a daunting experience. Don’t miss out on the critical benefits conferred by the effective use of expert witnesses in complex litigation. Our faculty of experienced litigators and expert witnesses will demystify the challenges of selecting, preparing, and using experts. You will come away with practical tools to handle the myriad of issues involved with expert witness preparation and testimony.
What you will learn
- Selecting the right expert for your case
- Preparing and conducting a Daubert hearing
- Defending against a Daubert challenge
- Understanding how recent amendments to the Federal Rules impact expert discovery
- Taking an expert’s deposition and deposing the opposing expert
- Preparing your expert to testify at trial
- Mastering direct and cross examination of experts at trial
Who should attend
Litigators at all levels of practice and experience should find this program useful. In-house counsel who are involved in or supervise litigation will also find this program of interest.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Kenneth I. Schacter
9:15 Role of Expert Witnesses in Complex Litigation
- Introduction to expert testimony
- Roles of experts in complex litigation
- Selection of experts
- Handling the Daubert hearing
- Developing area: expert testimony at the class certification stage
Dr. Michelle M. Burtis, Linda C. Imes, Richard S. Taffet
10:15 Taking and Defending Expert Depositions
- Mastering witness preparation
- Taking expert depositions, including assistance from your expert in deposing the opposing expert
- Defending expert depositions
Jessie F. Beeber, Tsvetan N. Beloreshki, Kenneth I. Schacter, Dr. David Tabak
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Expert Witnesses at Trial
- Preparing your expert to testify at trial
- Daubert and in limine motions
- Direct examination of experts
- Cross examination of experts
Celeste R. Coco-Ewing, David M. Cohen, Blair G. Connelly, Dr. David H. Schwartz, Ph.D.
New York City Seminar Location
PLI New York Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor), New York, New York 10019. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.
New York City Hotel Accommodations
Due to high demand and limited inventory in NYC, we recommend reserving hotel rooms as early as possible.
The New York Hilton & Towers, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. 1 block from PLI Center. Reservations 1-800-HILTONS or, 1-877-NYC-HILT. Please mention that you are booking a room under the Practising Law Institute Corporate rate and the Client File # is N495741. Reservations on line at www.hilton.com and enter the same Client File # in the Corporate ID # field to access Practising Law Institute rates.
The Warwick New York Hotel, 65 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019. 1 block from PLI Center. Reservations 800-223-4099 or, hotel direct 212-247-2700. Please mention that you are booking a room under the Practising Law Institute Corporate rate. Reservations on line at www.warwickhotelny.com Click reservations in menu bar on left. Select desired dates. In 'Special Rates' drop down window select Corporate Rate. In 'Rate Code' enter PLIN. Click search and select desired room type and rate plan. Or, you may email reservation requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLI programs qualify for credit in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys. Please be sure to check with your state and the credit calculator to the right for details.
Please check the CLE Calculator above each product description for CLE information specific to your state.
Special Note: In New York, newly admitted attorneys may receive CLE credit only for attendance at "transitional" programs during their first two years of admission to the Bar. Non-traditional course formats such as on-demand web programs or recorded items, are not acceptable for CLE credit. Experienced attorneys may choose to attend and receive CLE credit for either a transitional course or for one geared to experienced attorneys. All product types, including on-demand web programs and recorded items, are approved for experienced attorneys.
Please Note: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. PLI programs may qualify for credit based on the requirements outlined in the MCLE Regulations and Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Rule 45.
If you have already received credit for attending some or the entire program, please be aware that state administrators do not permit you to accrue additional credit for repeat viewing even if an additional credit certificate is subsequently issued.
Credit will be granted only to the individual on record as the purchaser unless alternative arrangements (prearranged groupcast) are made in advance.