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A Guide to Retaining and Working with Expert Witnesses

One of the most challenging parts of preparing a case for trial is selecting an expert who will provide testimony that will strengthen your client’s defense. Join us to 1) learn how to find the right expert; 2) discover pitfalls and practical tips for working with experts; and, tips and strategies for ensuring your expert is prepared for deposition and trial testimony.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/7/2017
When: Thursday, September 7, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Map this event »
ISBA Mutual Insurance Company Offices
20 S. Clark Street
Ste 800
Chicago, Illinois  60603
United States
Contact: Sandra Wulf
800-232-0169


Online registration is available until: 9/7/2017
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A Guide to Retaining and Working with Expert Witnesses

One of the most challenging parts of preparing a case for trial is selecting an expert who will provide testimony that will strengthen your client’s defense. This seminar is aimed at attorneys who are new to the processes of retaining experts and producing experts for deposition or trial testimony. This seminar will also be helpful for more seasoned attorneys who want to learn new methods and strategies for retaining experts and ensuring that their experts are ready to testify. During this program, speakers will provide practical tips and address relevant state and federal rules of civil procedure to guide you through the process that begins with finding an expert and ends with producing that expert at trial.

Agenda

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.  Registration & Lunch 
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Finding the Right Expert
Presented by: Mimi Moon, Pretzel & Stouffer, CharteredRussell Ogle and John Martens, Exponent

Retaining the right expert is a crucial step in any case. During this program, the speakers will discuss resources and tips for locating the right expert, including internet searches, databases, and third party vendors. Whichever resources or methods attorneys use to locate experts, it is important to research specific details regarding the experts’ backgrounds: where they received their education, how long they have been practicing, and in which states they are currently licensed. Before making a final decision to retain an expert, it is important to perform sufficient research to determine whether the expert’s background or opinions given in other cases could harm your defense. This program will cover both finding and vetting potential experts.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Pitfalls and Practice Tips for Working with Experts
Presented by: Dede ZupanciHeplerBroom LLC

You picked a great expert: now what? Starting with your very first interaction with your expert, there are many practical considerations that can greatly affect your case. This program will discuss those considerations, including communications and information-sharing with your expert. The Illinois and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have very specific requirements for expert disclosure that can affect the admissibility of your expert’s opinions, and this program will discuss the differences between the two jurisdictions.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

From the Expert's Perspective
Presented by: Russell Ogle and John MartensExponent

Practicing expert witnesses will give insight on what it is like to be the expert. This program will focus on methods attorneys can utilize to make the expert retention and discovery processes more efficient for both attorneys and experts. Tips and strategies for ensuring your expert is prepared for his/her deposition and trial testimony will also be discussed.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

The program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 3 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit. We will apply for the following CLE credit in other states:

  • Indiana 3.0 CLE; 0.0 Professionalism
  • Iowa 3.0 CLE; 0.0 Professionalism
  • Missouri 3.6 CLE; 0.0 Professionalism
  • Wisconsin 3.6 CLE; 0.0 Professionalism

Seminar Fees

Registration for this event is COMPLIMENTARY for IDC members who bring a non-member registrant (Non-member registration is $100) and enter promo code ExpertSeminar.


Unable to bring a non-member? No problem! The seminar will be just $50 to attend. Registration includes a complimentary light lunch and networking reception following the event (location TBA).

Justification Letter

Need approval from firm leadership to help pay/offset your expense for attending the Expert Witness Seminar? If so, follow this link to view a Justification Letter template for you to use when making the request to your firm. 

Refund Policy

Refunds must be requested in writing and will be made according to the following schedule:

  • 50% Refund – Through August 25
  • No Refund – August 26-September 7

Substitutions for your registration may be made. However, only one copy of seminar materials will be offered per registration. Please submit substitution information in advance of the event. 

Thank you!

Our thanks to our Host:

We would also like to thank our Event Sponsor:              

   

Questions?

Phone: 800-232-0169, Fax: 866-230-4415
Email: idc@iadtc.org

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