Effective Expert Witnessing
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Effective Expert Witnessing

This course provides in-depth guidance for successful expert witness preparation.
4.4 (20 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
48 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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
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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 is the target audience?
  • 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
03:15:24
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The Role of an Expert Witness
4 Lectures 15:18
Welcome from Dr. Jack Matson
01:00

Federal Rules of Evidence
03:44



Section 1 Quiz
10 questions
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Closing Remarks from Dr. Jack Matson
1 Lecture 03:35
Closing Remarks from Dr. Jack Matson
03:35
About the Instructor
Dr. Jack V. Matson
4.4 Average rating
20 Reviews
48 Students
1 Course
Professional Engineer

Dr. Matson, P.E. is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University and founder of Matson and Associates Inc., an environmental consulting firm specializing in litigation support, in State College, Pennsylvania. Dr. Matson has a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toledo and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Rice University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Ohio. Dr. Matson worked as a consultant to industry in areas concerning environmental regulatory compliance, taught at the University level for almost thirty years, and served on the Texas Air Control Board. He has written a number of books including Effective Expert Witnessing, now in its 5th Edition.

Dr. Matson began as an expert witness in the mid-1970s and in the course of his career he has been deposed in over 100 cases and testified at more than 20 trials. He continues to serve as an expert witness in environmental litigation throughout the United States. Dr. Matson enjoys the forensic aspect of his expert witnessing work and is able to continue his love of teaching through his interaction with jurors.