Seminar  Seminar

Expert Witness 2014

Why you should attend

For many attorneys, searching for, retaining, 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
  • Deposing the opposing expert
  • Preparing your expert to testify at a deposition and 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.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Speakers: 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
Speakers: Celeste R. Coco-Ewing, Blair G. Connelly, Laureen M. Ryan

10:15 Expert Reports and Depositions
  • Effective expert reports
  • Mastering witness preparation
  • Taking expert depositions, including assistance from your expert in deposing the opposing expert
  • Defending expert depositions
Speakers: Lucy P. Allen, Mary Gail Gearns, Edward H. Rosenthal

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
Speakers: Hon. Vincent L. Briccetti, Kenneth I. Schacter, David Spears

Program Attorney(s)
Laurie Gilbertson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center
, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.

New York City Hotel Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway (at 48th Street), New York, NY 10019 (212) 977-4000. When calling, mention Practising Law Institute. You can also make reservations online to access PLI's rates.

The Muse, 130 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.  Please call reservations at 1-800-546-7866. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute.  You can also book online at

Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-622-5569.  When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute.  You can also book online at

Hyatt Times Square, 135 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. For reservations, please call (646) 364-1234. When calling mention rate code CR56218 or Practising Law Institute.

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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.

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Handbook  Course Handbook Archive

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Expert Witness 2014 Kenneth I Schacter,
Item# 51719
Location:  New York, NY
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Seminar attendance includes course handbook and associated course materials. A downloadable course handbook will also be available several days prior to the program start for your review.