| Who Wants to be an Expert? Expert Preparation for the Expert Deposition
Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Previous training or research on subject matter being taught.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) Hour
Fields of Study: Accounting
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This webinar helps you to detect and predict the advanced techniques utilized by great lawyers in their attempts to weaken your testimony during deposition. Your ability to recognize types and styles of questions, and to organize, produce, and answer in a manner that best articulates your expert opinion is the lynchpin for successful testimony.
Here, you will learn the typical topics covered in great depositions, and how to formulate effective answers that positively differentiate you from other experts, and which serve to destroy or dilute opposing counsel attempts to weaken your expert opinions through the deposition process.
We will also address specific topic sections including handling questions relating to your background, method and type of retention, credentials, prior testimony, documents read/reviewed/utilized, authoritative materials consulted or relied upon, information provided to you as the expert, knowledge of the facts of the case, and your actual expert opinion(s), and dealing with hypotheticals, among other potential areas.
After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Identify questioning techniques utilized by attorneys to trap you (the witness)
- Construct answers that will illustrate/emphasize important parts of your direct examination testimony
- Restate questions through your answer that gets your point across
- Manage any concessions you need to make in cross-examination without diluting the effectiveness of your testimony
- Apply best practices for your testimony (better illustrating your background and credentials, use of authoritative materials, prior testimony, facts used/not used, handling difficult questions, hypotheticals, when additional work would be necessary, etc.)
Who Should Attend
CPAs, CVAs, CFEs, accountants, and any person designated as an expet who will be subject to deposition examination
Scott Mager, Attorney, Author, Motivator
Mr. Scott Mager has handled very significant plaintiff and defense cases in multiple states, representing individuals to billion dollar companies, and even an entire country; and was lead counsel for a multi-billion dollar insurance conglomerate, who also honored him with the National Litigator of the Year award, given to only one person. He is licensed in multiple states and in the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Best Trial Lawyers of America, is a member of the Litigation Counsel of America, and Proven Trials Lawyers among many others.
He has also trained thousands of lawyers, accountants, and other experts on a multitude of legal topics. He has over 150 case summaries, articles, and lectures to his credit, along with over 150 presentations.