How Qualified is Your Expert?

Category: On Demand

Member Price: $200

Non-Member Price: $250

Product Code: ON031722

Areas of Law: Civil

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.5 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 4.5, NJ General: 4.5).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 4.5
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.
Faculty

Keynote

Moderator

Diane Louise Cardoso, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft, North Arlington

Presenters

Hon. Owen C. McCarthy, PJCv
Monmouth County Court
Carlos H. Acosta, Jr., Esq.
Carlos H. Acosta, Jr., Esq., Union City
Norberto A. Garcia, Esq.
Immediate Past President, NJSBF Board of Trustees, NJSBA
Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, Jersey City

Whether you are handling a basic auto tort, a medical malpractice case, or a complex business valuation dispute, careful presentation of your expert - or discrediting your opponent’s expert - is critical to your case.

Qualification of the expert continues to be a very critical stage of any case and the process of presenting and challenging the qualifications of an expert can become almost a mini trial. Our panel of experienced attorneys will provide insights about using experts at different stages of trial. Hear about how to prepare your expert for a deposition, deciding whether to depose the opponent’s expert, how to discredit your opponent’s expert, and what to do after depositions have been taken. Judicial perspective included throughout!

In an engaging discourse, our practitioners and a Superior Court judge will share their experiences and offer pointers on how to present, challenge and knock out expert testimony.

This course will ensure practitioners are prepared to present or challenge a witness deemed to be an expert. This program is a must for any successful plaintiff or defense attorney!

Topics include:

• Selecting and retaining experts;
• Dealing with Daubert /Frye issues;
• Limitations on the number of experts under McLean;
• The Affidavit of Merit;
• Preparing and presenting your expert for deposition and trial;
• Strategies to trap the opposition’s expert;
• Avoiding the expert challenge;
Special tips for special types of experts;
- Accident reconstruction experts;
- Accountants, business valuations, and economic experts;
- Medical experts;
- Products liability; and
• Effective use of expert depositions for settlement and trial

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