The Survivor's Guide to Expert Witnesses: From Selection Through Trial (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 4.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $229 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2020


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the October 2017 live seminar, The Survivor’s Guide to Expert Witnesses: From Selection Through Trial.

Topics covered include:

  • Rules and procedures regarding the use of experts
  • Learn how to best select, prepare, and utilize experts
  • Consider your expert through the eyes of the jury—as told by a jury expert
  • Hear what the judges think about what works and what doesn’t

Almost every lawyer now utilizes experts in virtually all cases, criminal and civil, that go to trial or are disposed of by motion and in many cases that settle. Lawyers who try business, construction, civil rights, intellectual property, or most other civil cases increasingly consider how best to use experts at every stage of the proceedings. Prosecutors increasingly rely on scientific evidence to prove cases, which means defense lawyers must have access to experts to be able to respond to the science. Judges, most of whom do not come from science and engineering backgrounds, are increasingly called upon to act as gatekeepers under Daubert and its progeny for both scientific and non-scientific experts.

The possibility that your expert may now be critically injured at any stage of the proceeding—and eventually not permitted to testify—has reshaped the paradigm of expert selection, the drafting of a report, and the manner in which lawyers prepare their experts to meet evidence and procedural requirements and to testify in depositions and trial. And the possibility that an opponent’s expert might be the one critically injured means that lawyers use their experts to assist them in attacking opposing experts. Today lawyers choose their experts earlier than before, work with them more closely than before, and rely on them more than just to testify.

This program addresses the new paradigm. It walks you through every aspect of expert selection, preparation, and testimony. Emerge from this intense and varied program with more confidence and new insights on how to manage one of the most important considerations in dispute resolution today.




Federal and Virginia Standards on Experts
Steve Saltzburg
Choosing and Retaining the Right Expert
Jerry Ivey
Preparing the Expert: From Report Through Deposition
Steve Saltzburg
Expert Testimony at Deposition and Trial
Jerry Ivey
An Example of Persuasive Expert Testimony
Steve Saltzburg
How Juries React to Experts
Dr. Jeff Frederick
Lawyers Talk to the Bench
Judge Bellows, Judge O’Grady, Jerry Ivey, Steve Saltzburg



Hon. Randy I. Bellows, Fairfax Circuit Court / Fairfax
Hon. Liam O'Grady, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Alexandria
Dr. Jeffrey T. Frederick, National Legal Research Group, Inc. / Charlottesville
Gerald Ivey, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP / Washington, DC
Stephen A. Saltzburg, George Washington University / Washington, DC

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