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DISCOUNT: Selecting and Working With Expert Witnesses (8/13) & Fundamentals of Taking Expert Depositions (8/20) *Classes by Webinar*

Date(s):
August 13 - 20, 2020
Description:
 
 
Join us for these two topical and informative classes and save $40.
 
Selecting and Working With Expert Witnesses
Thursday, August 13, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. 
 
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours

Description: Litigation success often depends on finding expert witnesses who can communicate complex scientific or technical concepts in simple, understandable terms to judges and juries. This informative introductory class will offer practical techniques and tips to help those who attend identify, select, and develop outstanding experts to support your client’s case.

Our faculty expert, who has led national expert witness teams in many high-profile cases, will provide strategies on how to find and retain promising experts, practical advice on guiding experts through the preparation of their reports, and helpful tips on ensuring that experts are properly prepared for deposition and trial.  He will review the applicable requirements for expert reports under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and will discuss the rules governing the discoverability of communications between attorneys and retained experts.
 
This class will help those attorneys who are beginning their litigation practice, develop their skills on how to approach the retention and development of expert witnesses.  This class also is useful to more experienced practitioners who have limited experience working with expert witnesses.
 
Faculty: Joseph D. Piorkowski Jr., The Piorkowski Law Firm PC
 
Fundamentals of Expert Depositions
August 20, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. 
 
Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours
 
Description: Litigation success often depends on taking an effective deposition of the opposing party’s expert. This informative introductory class will offer practical techniques and tips to help you conduct a successful expert witness deposition.  Our faculty expert will provide practical guidance on what you need to know, from the preliminary planning stages to the conclusion of the expert deposition.

Those who attend will receive strategies for reviewing the expert’s substantive opinions and for identifying vulnerabilities in the expert’s methodology, deficiencies in qualifications, and bias or interest that would affect the expert’s objectivity.  You also will receive advice on time management – a critical factor in successful expert depositions.  In addition, those who attend will learn techniques for handling experts who are nonresponsive or obstructionist, and tips for dealing with inappropriate objections or interference by opposing counsel.

This class will help attorneys who are beginning their litigation practice develop skills on taking an expert deposition. This class also is useful to more experienced practitioners who have limited experience with expert depositions.
 
Faculty: Joseph D. Piorkowski Jr., The Piorkowski Law Firm PC
 
Series Fees: $138 D.C. Bar Community Members; $158 D.C. Bar Members; $188 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $218 Others

Individual Class Fees:
$89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $129 Others
 
The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.
 
 
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