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Sizzle on the Stand—Delivery of Powerful Testimony Under Direct and Cross Examination

Expert Witness

 Sizzle on the Stand—Delivery of Powerful Testimony Under Direct and Cross Examination
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) Hour
Fields of Study: Personal Development
Item Number: 13PEW1015
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $80.00
Program Description

Giving good direct testimony as an expert is worthless if you cannot hold up under strong cross examination, where your credibility is put to the test in front of jurors. Your ability to respond well under cross depends not primarily on your expert knowledge, but on your understanding of how to play the game of cross so that you can defend your credibility, maintain some control over the exchange, and maintain your emotional composure.

Mr. Michael Kaplan will teach you the fundamentals of playing the game of cross and give you helpful tips and tricks for keeping your cool when the trial heat is on.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Outline the process of cross examination
- Articulate proven tactics that will assist you in defending your expertise and credibility, regardless of your level of experience as an expert
- List the most common cross-examination question types
- Prepare a plan to use the structure of common cross-examination questions against opposing counsel
- Produce examples of techniques to maintain demeanor and strength of your presentation on cross

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to learn the theory and basic tactics of cross, including attorneys, CPAs, engineers, real estate brokers, medical practitioners, insurance brokers, consultants, and others who serve as experts in litigation matters and as expert witnesses


Michael G. Kaplan, CPA/ABV, CVA, MAFF
Mr. Michael Kaplan has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of forensic accounting, business valuation and litigation consulting. He has rendered services in numerous litigation matters, including business litigation, professional malpractice matters, fraud and embezzlement, intellectual property, marital dissolution, loss of earnings, employment matters, and partner and shareholder disputes. Mr. Kaplan has also served as a court-appointed expert and accounting referee.

Mr. Kaplan has served on the faculty of the Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California. He is a frequent lecturer at professional accounting, valuation, and legal conferences. Mr. Kaplan is called upon regularly to serve as an expert witness in federal and state courts. He has developed and presented continuing education programs in financial and management accounting, economic damages, forensic accounting, business valuation, and the financial expert's role in litigation.

Mr. Kaplan is a principal member of the training development team of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®), director of NACVA's Financial Forensics Institute, and has served as the chairman of NACVA's Certification Board, Litigation Forensics Board, and Executive Advisory Board.