Matrimonial Expert Witness Bootcamp


Co-Sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® and the Financial Forensics Institute™

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Each attendee will participate as a testifying and consulting expert in a trial involving family law issues. Attendees will learn the art of delivering effective testimony and how to withstand grueling cross-examination. As consulting experts, attendees will learn how to dissect and critique the reports and opinions of the testifying experts and how to prepare counsel for the expert segments of trial. Each attendee will be coached and guided by members of our faculty of seasoned experts and trial attorneys. The bootcamp culminates in a courtroom setting during which each program attendee, as a testifying expert, presents and defends his or her own expert opinions on the witness stand. 

How You Will Benefit

After completing this bootcamp, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize effective deposition testimony
  • Identify tactics used by opposing counsel at deposition and respond effectively
  • Detect the mistakes of inexperienced experts

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What You Will Cover
Day 1: The Dynamics of Expert Witnessing—Professional Standards, Expert Reports, and Strategic Planning
  • Implement the legal and courtroom protocol for expert witnesses
  • Apply the rules of discovery and evidence as they relate to experts
  • Interface appropriately with retaining and opposing counsel
  • Deliver effective deposition testimony
  • Describe the tactics used by opposing counsel at deposition and respond effectively
  • Anticipate and respond to motions in limine to exclude expert testimony

Days 2 and 3: The Dynamics of Trial—Direct and Cross Examination
  • Present clear, persuasive, and effective direct testimony
  • Survive grueling cross-examination
  • Communicate effectively with judges and jurors
  • Paint a picture in the mind’s eye of the judge and jury
  • Respond to the opinions of the opposing expert
  • Avoid unnecessary “landmines” in the expert’s report and file
  • Avoid the mistakes of inexperienced experts

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Who Should Attend

Professionals in all disciplines who serve as or plan to serve as expert witnesses. Financial experts, doctors, attorneys, insurance professionals, real estate brokers, valuation and appraisal experts, accountants, engineers, scientists, vocational experts, construction experts, educators, psychologists, and other experts who wish to hone their skills as expert witnesses will find this program to be a most valuable experience.

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Matrimonial Expert Witness Bootcamp Faculty



To register, contact Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009 or NACVA1@NACVA.com.
  Early Registration Discounts and Deadlines
Dates Location 10% 5%
November 2–4, 2017 New Orleans, LA 8/31/2017 9/30/2017
November 16–18, 2017 Chicago, IL 9/30/2017 10/31/2017
December 14–16, 2017 San Diego, CA 10/31/2017 11/30/2017

This course is paperless.  Attendees will be provided a link to course material that will be used during the course, so attendees will need a laptop with Internet access.  The CTI will provide electric power and Internet access, but will not provide laptops.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mobile wireless modem or hotspot device.

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Pricing (Before Early Registration Discount) Non-Member Member
Three-day Bootcamp (24 Hrs CPE) $1,800 $1,620
     
 
CPE Hours
Delivery Method Group-Live
Program Level Intermediate
Advanced Preparation There will be some advanced preparation work with this course.
Prerequisites Previous training or research on subject matter being taught for MAFF credential criteria.
Fields of Study Accounting 2
  Behavioral Ethics 2
  Business Law 6
  Communications and Marketing 12
  Management Services 2
Total CPE Hours   24
For more information regarding CPE, Program Levels and Fields of Study please click here.