Working With Expert Witnesses

Preparing an expert witness for trial is critical to your job as counsel. 
How your expert performs at deposition is likely to have a critical, and sometimes dispositive, influence on the outcome of your case. How you prepare your expert may well determine how he/she performs. Preparation of your expert is within your control and is your responsibility as retaining counsel. Prepare your expert well, and enjoy the rewards. Fail to prepare your expert and risk the consequences. This webinar will provide you with a proven protocol to effectively prepare your expert witness for deposition.

Rich Matthews, senior trial consultant and member of the California bar, received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, and brings an impressive background of litigation and negotiation to his trial consulting. His expertise encompasses issue analysis, thematic message and communication strategy, all types of focus group research, communication and presentation strategy, story and frame development, voir dire and juror selection, courtroom presentation skills, and post-verdict juror research.  He is also a highly regarded negotiation expert, having worked for a decade with Fortune 100 companies, and applies this negotiation expertise to maximizing the possibilities in the settlement process as well as in the courtroom. Rich has innovated the use of focus group results at mediations and in negotiations to achieve better settlements in a shorter time than clients had experienced without them.

Rich has achieved successful results for both plaintiffs and defendants in the civil world, and prosecutors and defendants on the criminal side.
 8:30 - 9:00  Registration and Continental Breakfast
 9:00 - 9:45  The Difference between an Expert and an Expert Witness
 10:00 - 11:00  The One Indispensable Credential
 11:00 - 11:45 Expert witness preparation: avoiding the "he's a pro" trap
 11:45 - 1:00  Presenting your Expert Witness to the Jury: Three Mistakes Nearly every Courtroom Attorney Makes
   Q & A Program Wrap Up

This program is approved for 4 hrs of CA MCLE general credt hours.

Bridgeport is a State Bar of CA provider of MCLE (Provider 11872) This program offers 4 hrs of MCLE. Bridgeport will assist attorneys from outside CA obtain CLE in accordance with the rules of their state.

Program Details

Event Date 11-20-2015 9:00 am
Event End Date 11-20-2015 1:00 am
Individual Price $165.00
MCLE Hours 4 hours of California MCLE
Le Méridien San Francisco CA
333 Battery Street, San Francisco CA 94111
Le Méridien San Francisco CA
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Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
2 150.00
3 130.00

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