2019 national conference programming

Friday, April 26 -

Running a Thriving, Robust Expert Witness & Forensic Consulting Business

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8:15 am - 9:45 am: Session #1 & #2
Top 10 Ways to Get Hired & Re-Hired: Attorneys Give it to Us Straight! (Part One)
Andy Kaplan, Kaplan Law Firm
Pending Attorney To Be Announced Soon
Skeletons in Your Closet? How Attorneys Dig Up Dirt on Experts & Their Testimony (Part Two)
Jim Robinson, President of Juris Pro

10:00 am - 11:30 am: Session #3 & #4
Money is Time: Fees, Billing, Getting Paid, Taxes, Oh My! (Part One)
Organization is Money: Vast Amounts of Documents, Assistants, Tools of the Trade (Part Two)

Mitch Cohen, Bronswick Benjamin
Additional Panelist To Be Announced Soon

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm: Session #5
Key Issues Nobody Talks About - But All Experts Experience
(Cyber Security, Professional Liability, etc.)

Patrick Heim, ClearSky
John McReynolds, Construction Defect Consultants, LC

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Becoming a Forensic Consultant: Your Next Career
David Saldivar, E. Robert Miller & Associates
Terry Taylor, Principal Engineer at Haag Engineering Co

2:05 pm - 3:05 pm: Session #6
Ethics & Retaining Attorneys: Protecting Yourself So Lines Are Not Crossed & How Best to Respond If They Are
Tim Williams, T T Williams Jr Investigations

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm: Session #7
Networking Strategies Specific to Expert Witnesses & Forensic Consultants
Nick Rishwain, Experts.com
Steve Murow, DIRTONU

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Session #8
Ask the Attorneys Anything!
Andy Kaplan, Founder & Partner at Webster | Kaplan | Sprunger LLP
Randall Block, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Pending Attorney To Be Announced Soon

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Networking Reception

Photography provided by Jared Chambers



Saturday, April 27 -

Advanced Testifying: Depositions, Trials, Arbitrations & Mediations

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8:10 am - 9:40 am: Session #9 & #10
Maintaining Your Confidence & Competence While Being Pummeled on the Stand (Part One)
Janeen DeMarte, Sentience Psychological Services, PLLC
Steve Murow, DIRTONU
How Do Judges & Jurors View Expert Witness and What You Can Do About It (Part Two)

Honorable Richard S. Flier
Will Rountree, Bonora Rountree Trial Consultants
Aref Jabbour, Trial Behavior Consulting Inc.

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Session #11
Female Expert Witnesses: Being Effective if You Are One Empowering Men to Work with Them
Dr. Marian Stephens, Marian B. Stephens, Consulting
Lezlee Liljenberg, Liljenberg Expert Witness
Janeen DeMarte, Sentience Psychological Services, PLLC
Lois Kadosh, Real Estate Ethics
Moderated by:
Dr. Lisa Boesky, Suicide Prevention Expert

11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Session #12 & #13
10 Key Recommendations For “Preparing” to Testify at Deposition or Trial (Part One)
Dr. Bruce Wapen, Emergency Medicine Expert
Joe Quilici, Silicon Valley Civil Structural Engineers

Video Depositions: Deadly Errors We Unknowingly Make as Experts (Part Two)
Dr. Bruce Wapen, Emergency Medicine Expert
Will Rountree, Bonora Rountree Trial Consultants
Aref Jabbour, Trial Behavior Consulting Inc.

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm: Session #14
Dealing with Opposing Attorneys’ Skillful, Slick, or Shady Strategies at Deposition & Trial
John McReynolds, Construction Defect Consultants, LC
Joe Quilici, Silicon Valley Civil Structural Engineers
Dr. Bruce Wapen, Emergency Medicine Expert
Rudy R. Robinson III, Austin Valuation Consultants

3:05 pm - 4:05 pm: Session #15
Essential Deposition & Trial Testimony Tips: Expert Reports, Rock-Solid Opinions, Opposing Experts & More
Bobby Shukla, Shukla Law
Jeffrey Makoff, Litigation & Mediation Partner at ValleMakoff LLP

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm: Session #16
Skillfully Responding to Questions You Do NOT Want to Talk About
Bobby Shukla, Shukla Law
Jeffrey Makoff, Litigation & Mediation Partner at ValleMakoff LLP

Closing Remarks & Adjourn

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