November 30, 2007
Expert witnesses take center stage
Expert witnesses are not only increasingly important to litigation, but they are now a standard feature in almost every trial.
“Admissibility and Examination of Expert Witnesses” will provides trial lawyers with guidance on how to use an expert witness and the most recent updates on the law in this area. The seminar to be presented Wednesday, December 5 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for 3.0 hours of credit, is organized by John H. Jones of the office of the Ohio Attorney General, Public Utilities Section. The event includes a clinic on a mock Daubert hearing to assess evidentiary reliability and features Judge Algenon L. Marbley, U. S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Frank A. Ray, Chester Willcox & Saxbe, attorney Craig D. Barclay, and Dr. Robert Cavaliere of the Ohio State University Medical Center, Department of Neurology.
In addition to the Daubert hearing, Judge Richard A. Frye and Magistrate Timothy N. Harildstad, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, will discuss practical lessons in using the expert witness, knowing when you need an expert witness, working with experts, and who qualifies as an expert witness. Gerald S. Leeseberg of Leeseberg & Valentine will discuss qualification, examination, and admissibility in regards to the expert, including foundation elements, direct exam and cross exam of the witness.
Basic and intermediate level trial lawyers will benefit from attending event #3733. Register online here, or by phone at 614/221.4112. The cost is $85 prepaid/$100 day of for members, $125 prepaid/$140 day of for non-members and $55 prepaid/$70 day of for paralegals.