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Expert Witness Bootcamp

Co-Sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® 

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The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But Persuasion™

Each attendee will participate as a testifying and consulting expert in a trial involving financial testimony or family law issues. Attendees will learn the art of delivering effective testimony and how to withstand grueling crossexamination. 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:

  • Illustrate compelling and persuasive testimony at deposition and trial
  • Identify and effectively respond to the strategy and tactics used by opposing counsel
  • Recognize 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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Expert Witness Bootcamp Faculty

To register, select the date and location you would like to attend and click the "Register Online" button for our online event registration. Contact Member/Client Services at (800) 677-2009 for questions or registration assistance.
 Three-Day Live Classroom Schedule  
          Register Early and SAVEEarly Registration Discounts
and Deadlines
  Dates Location   10% 5%
  October 29–31, 2019 New Orleans, LA Register Online Now 8/31/2019 9/30/2019
  December 12–14, 2019 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Register Online Now 10/31/2019 11/30/2019

Courses generally begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:15 p.m.

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)


Three-Day Live Classroom (24 Hrs CPE) $1,950 $1,755
CPE Hours—Live Classroom
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 3
  Business Law 17
  Personal Development 4
Total CPE Hours   24

For more information regarding CPE, Program Levels, and Fields of Study please click here.      

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