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Navigating the Intersection of Truth and Advocacy

Expert Witness

 Navigating the Intersection of Truth and Advocacy
CPE Credit

Program Type: VideoCast (Audio,Video, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: Previous training or experience with the fundamentals of accounting, finance, economics, and business writing.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Two (2) Hours
Fields of Study: Personal Development
Item Number: 11OLTVC4362
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $110.00
Program Description

Effective expert testimony is about teaching jurors what they feel they need to know to make a just and fair decision. To be an effective teacher, you must be credible and dynamic. Learn how jurors view and evaluate experts, and how to take control of your expert direct and cross to testify with power, dynamism and credibility even if you have never testified before.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Summarize information for jurors
- Predict where questioning will go and guide it back to where you want it

Who Should Attend

CPAs, CVAs, financial professionals


Sarah Murray, MA, CHT
Ms. Sarah Murray was trained at Bryn Mawr College and UC-Berkeley and is a Fulbright Scholar and social/cultural anthropologist who helps attorneys and their clients understand juror decision making, craft more persuasive cases and eliminate jurors beyond persuasion.

Ms. Murray specializes in emotionally, intellectually and legally complex cases, whether civil or criminal, helping counsel to cut through to the core of the case, find compelling themes and evidence to present to judge or jury, select a jury who can hear their case and prepare fact and expert witnesses for persuasive trial testimony.

During work on complex patent, antitrust and commercial cases, Ms. Murray has helped prepare world class physicists, engineers, economists, business valuation experts and insurance experts. She also prepares nurses, doctors and other health care providers for deposition and trial testimony in all major claims for a healthcare organization in the Pacific Northwest and regularly works with other professionals facing negligence and malpractice claims. She advised Michael Kaplan in the early years of establishing the NACVA® Litigation Bootcamp and has regularly taught persuasive communication in the program since 2002.

Ms. Murray has been an innovator in trial consulting and among other things, has developed:
- a trial-tested method of coaching attorneys to achieve high levels of cause challenges in jury selection
- compact format, targeted juror questionnaires that have a high rate of acceptance by courts, are easier and faster to evaluate than traditional
- questionnaires and are highly successful at flushing out your most biased jurors simple and powerful ways to analyze a case from a juror's point of view