Photography provided by Jared Chambers


program subject to change  


Friday, May 19

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 a Trial Attorney Looks For in Experts
Presented by: Charles Louderback, Louderback Law Group

10:00 am - 10:15 am Break

10:15 am - 11:45 am How to Handle Yourself as an Expert
Presented by: Charles Louderback, Louderback Law Group

11:45 am–12:45 pm Lunch Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: How to Use VIDEO to Generate New Business - Video is the Most Important Marketing Tool That You Haven't Been Using
    Presented by: Stephanie Shaterian, fLO Content
  • Session B: Patent Litigation Tips
    Presented by: Bob Zeidman, Zeidman Consulting

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Marketing Your Business For Free With Video and the Internet
Presented by: Keith Rosenthal, Certified Evidence Photographer

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Becoming a Forensic Consultant: Your Next Career

1:45 pm–2:00 pm Break

2:00 pm–3:00 pm From the Jury Box: How Jurors Perceive Expert Witness Testimony
Presented by: Carol Bauss, NJP Litigation Consulting

3:00 pm–4:00 pm Working Stiff: A Forensic Pathology Expert Speaks about Website Design, Social Media & Marketing
Presented by: Judy Melinek, MD and T.J. Mitchell

4:00pm - 4:15pm Break

4:30 pm–5:30 pm Ethics for Attorneys and Experts
Presented by: Alison Buchanan, Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel

5:30 pm–7:30 pm  Networking Reception




Saturday, May 20

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 & Awards

8:30 am–10:00 am Communicating Important, Complex Ideas
Presented by: Christine Hartmann, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 
This presentation shares best practices that scientists, engineers, and managers use at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory use to educate and inspire audiences while conveying highly complex scientific ideas in fields ranging from basic physics to national security to biology, medicine, and environmental science. The communication concepts and ideas described here are drawn from cognitive science research, analysis of what works to inspire audiences, and practical experience.

10:00 am–10:15 am Break

10:15 am - 11:45 am Expert Testimony at Deposition & Trial: Conquering the Most Critical Elements of Your Assignment
Presented by: Roger Honey, Law Offices of Roger G. Honey
As a trial lawyer and occasional expert witness, Mr. Honey will discuss the legal framework and role of the expert witness in litigation overall, with a focus on how to best present yourself and your opinions at Deposition and Trial.  Topics will include qualifying as an expert, preparing for your deposition, what to expect at deposition, testifying at trial and the fundamental differences between testifying at deposition and testifying at trial.

11:45 pm–12:45 pm Lunch Breakout Sessions

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Getting More Business: Working With Expert Placement Firms
Presented by: Toby Edwards, IMS ExpertServices

1:45 pm–2:00 pm Break

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm The Art of Effective Testimony as a Forensic Expert Witness: Identifying Formal and Informal Fallacies in Courtroom Arguments
Presented by: James Woolever, PhD

3:30 pm–3:45 pm Break

3:45 pm–4:45 pm Session

4:45 pm–5:0 pm Closing Remarks