Photography provided by Jared Chambers


ADDITIONAL programMING TO BE ANNOUNCED - Check back regularly for updates

Friday, April 27

7:00 am–8:00 am Registration Open

7:00 am–8:00 am Breakfast / Sponsor Showcase

8:00 am–8:30 am President Opening Remarks & Attendee Introductions

8:30 am–10:00 am What Trial Lawyers Look For When Choosing An Expert
Presented by: Jeff T. Makoff, Valle Makoff LLP

10:00 am–10:15 am Break

10:15 am–11:45 am Interview Skills For Experts: How To Win The Beauty Contest
Presented by: Jeff T. Makoff, Valle Makoff LLP

11:45 am–1:00 pm Lunch

12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch Breakout Session

  • Digital Evidence for Experts - Better Exhibits with Photography and Video
    Presented by: Keith Rosenthal

1:00 pm–2:00 pm Social Media & 10 To-Do's For Reputation Management on LinkedIn
Presented by: Jason McDonald, JM Internet Group

1:00 pm–4:00 pm Becoming a Forensic Consultant: Your Next Career Workshop
Presented by: Susan Maccoy and David Saldivar

2:00 pm–2:10 pm Break

2:15 pm–3:15 pm  Likability With Judges
Presented by: Rhonda Laumann

3:15 pm–4:15 pm  Testimony Preparation for Expert Witnesses
Presented by: Tara Parker

4:15 pm–4:25 pm Break

4:30 pm–5:30 pm Protecting the Expert Witness During Testimony and Deposition
Presented by: Alison Buchanan, Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel

6:00 pm–8:00 pm  Networking Reception





Saturday, April 28

7:00 am–8:00 am Registration Open

7:00 am–8:00 am Breakfast / Sponsor Showcase

8:00 am–8:25 am President Opening Remarks & Awards

8:30 am–10:00 am Mock Depositions and Cross Examinations by the Aggressive Opposing Attorney
Presented by: Ara Jabagchourian, Ara J Law

10:00 am–10:10 am Break

10:15 am–11:00 am Ethics for Attorneys and Experts
Presented by: Spencer Pahlke

11:45 pm–1:00 pm Lunch 

12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch Breakout Session

  • LinkedIn (& Other Social Media) for Experts & Lawyers
    Presented by: Kristin Baldwin

Time TBD DIY Digital Marketing on a Shoestring
Presented by: D. Larry Dunville, Overhead Crane Consulting
This presentation will be a step-by-step recipe for anyone to implement a digital marketing strategy. With just basic computer skills, our members can execute a digital marketing program that will produce a more effective marketing campaign because only they truly know their client's needs. You will learn about how Google works, defining your website's customer, writing a one page marketing plan, and step-by-step instructions to an effective DIY website.

    1:00 pm–2:00 pm Search Engine Optimization & 10 To-Do's For Your Expert Witness Practice
    Presented by: Jason McDonald, JM Internet Group

    2:00 pm–2:15 pm Break

    Time TBD Hearsay and the 'Sanchez Case'
    Presented by: Joel Halverson, Severson & Werson

    3:15 pm–4:45 pm Groups to Join, Services to Use, and Things to Do: A Getting More Business Seminar
    Presented by: Toby Edwards, IMS ExpertServices
    So, you want to get more business as an expert witness? You need more than just years of experience. This 90-minute seminar will introduce strategies to get more business, looking at useful groups for every expert to join, services specifically relevant to expert witnesses, and finally, some simple and effective things an expert can do to raise their profile, increase their marketability, and get more business. By the seminar's end you will have specific, do-able tactics to put into practice. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion, and please fee free to contact Toby prior to the seminar - perhaps we can address a specific question you have.

    4:45 pm–5:00 pm Closing Remarks