Effective Expert Witnessing
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Effective Expert Witnessing

This course provides in-depth guidance for successful expert witness preparation.
4.2 (51 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
132 students enrolled
Created by Jack V. Matson
Last updated 9/2013
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the qualifications needed to become an expert
  • Gain helpful strategies for preparing an expert report.
  • Be able to deliver effective testimony at deposition and trial.
  • Lean about the legal framework governing expert credibility and the formation of expert opinion
Requirements
  • The 5th edition of Effective Expert Witnessing by Dr. Jack V. Matson is the companion text for the course and is recommended reading but not required.
Description

The Effective Expert Witnessing course was developed by Jack V. Matson, Ph.D, P.E. and Matson & Associates to provide in-depth guidance for successful expert witnessing. The lessons taught are applicable for experts from around the world in a wide range of disciplines, such as engineering, environmental forensics, mathematics, computer sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences. The course covers the pre-trial process, preparing for trial, and the courtroom drama. Throughout the course you will hear from seasoned expert witnesses, a practicing lawyer, and a social psychologist that specializes in witness preparation. With their diverse backgrounds and vast knowledge and experience in expert witnessing, these presenters offer advice on all aspects of the legal process in the U.S. court system. The course also includes tips on how to survive motions to exclude and explores the psychology of the jury with advice on how to be an effective witness at trial. The companion text Effective Expert Witnessing, 5th edition by Dr. Matson can be found online in hard copy and eBook. For more detailed information on the course and presenter bios see www.expertwitnesscourse.com

Note: This course qualifies for up to 4 Professional Development Hours (PDH) in most states. For further information on qualifying continuing education credits for professional license holders please contact your state's professional registration board.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is designed for both the novice expert and the professional interested in getting into the field of expert witnessing.
  • It is applicable for experts in a wide range of disciplines, such as engineering, forensics, mathematics, technology fields, life sciences, and physical sciences.
Course content
Expand all 38 lectures 03:15:24
+ The Legal Process
2 lectures 06:25
The Legal Process
03:31
Additional Thoughts from Dr. Jack Matson
02:54
Section 2 Quiz
10 questions
+ Discovery
4 lectures 15:09
Types of Discovery and Discoverability
04:30
Recent Changes in U.S. Federal Discovery Rules
04:11
Additional Thoughts from Dr. Jack Matson
03:00
Section 3 Quiz
10 questions
+ Legal Precedents and Expert Testimony
5 lectures 28:12
Frye v. United States
07:47
Daubert v. Merrell Dow
06:00
An Attorney on Daubert
05:20
GE v. Joiner and Carmichael v. Kumho
07:00
Additional Thoughts from Dr. Jack Matson
02:05
Section 4 Quiz
10 questions
+ The Expert Report
3 lectures 19:06
What Goes into an Expert Report?
08:40
Daubert Proofing the Expert Report
04:52
Additional Thoughts from Dr. Jack Matson
05:34
Section 5 Quiz
10 questions
+ The Deposition
8 lectures 46:07
Preparing for a Deposition
05:24
Expert Demeanor
04:27
Answering Questions Effectively
10:28
Opposing Attorney Strategies
12:00
Handling Surprise Information in a Deposition
03:21
An Expert Never...
02:38
Additional Thoughts from Dr. Jack Matson
05:02
Section 6 Quiz
10 questions
+ The Trial - Part 1
7 lectures 32:31
The Trial Setting
03:31
Role of the Judge
03:07
Objections
03:19
Direct and Cross Examination
03:37
Preparing for Trial
06:39
Handling Cross Examination
07:56
Additional Thoughts from Dr. Jack Matson
04:22
Section 7 Quiz
10 questions
+ The Trial - Part 2
4 lectures 29:01
Jury Psychology
08:32
Explaining Technical Concepts at Trial
04:03
Effective Trial Graphics
05:40
Additional Thoughts from Dr. Jack Matson
10:46
Section 8 Quiz
10 questions
+ Closing Remarks from Dr. Jack Matson
1 lecture 03:35
Closing Remarks from Dr. Jack Matson
03:35