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Product includes audio files for the "A Lawyer's Primer on Expert Witnesses" CLE, presented on May 23, 2011.  Audio files, course materials, seminar evaluation form, and Verification Affidavit will be sent electronically once payment is processed.
For CLE credit, record the codes heard in the course audio on the Verification Affidavit and submit the document to the CBA in accordance with the instructions in the document.

A Lawyer’s Primer on Expert Witnesses: When To Use Them, How To Find Them, and How To Effectively Use Them

Presented by: Young Lawyers Section

About the Program:
Experts and consultants often play essential roles in litigation. Knowing when to retain an expert is a critical component to successfully winning a case. This seminar will help develop the necessary skills to effectively use expert witnesses in litigation. Experienced practitioners will offer practical information, advice, and strategies you can use to decide whether an expert witness is needed for your case. Attendees will learn how to find and select the right expert and will receive an overview on the rules of expert testimony and recent changes in relevant Practice Book sections.

Program Faculty:

Michael D. Goldfarb, Murtha Cullina LLP, Hartford
Jennifer Levine, Levine & Levine Law Firm, New Britain
Kelly E. Reardon, The Reardon Law Firm PC, New London
Sylvia K. Rutkowska, Dzialo Pickett & Allen PC, Middletown

The Honorable Michael R. Sheldon, Hartford Superior Court
John A. Farnsworth, Withers Bergman LLC, New Haven
Betty Ann Rogers, Ury & Moscow LLC, Fairfield
Liz Trendowski, Robson Forensic Connecticut Manager

This seminar will also include a representative from TASA Group.

Program Schedule:
6:00 Introduction
6:05 Strategic Decisions: Do I Need an Expert?
6:30 Retaining and Using Expert Witnesses: A Corporate Litigator’s Perspective
6:55 Break
7:00 Practical Decisions: Finding the Right Expert
7:30 Rules On Expert Testimony: Practice Book Requirements, Common Pitfalls, and Preventing Motions in limine
7:55 Questions and Answers

Who Should Purchase:
This seminar will benefit any litigation associate looking for new and effective strategies for working with experts. Although newly admitted attorneys may find the program especially beneficial, more experienced attorneys will also benefit from the insights and perspectives offered by the panel.

This seminar is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours (including 0.5 hour ethics)