Dinner Meeting: Enhancing Credibility of Expert Testimony: The "Business" of Being an Expert Witness

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Chapter Event: Northern California

Enhancing Credibility of Expert Testimony: The "Business" of Being an Expert Witness

Come join the NorCal Chapter of the Forensic Expert Witness Association for a night of great food, great company, and a great learning experience! 

A successful expert witness must be both "right" and believed by the trier of fact. In this important program, our speaker draws on personal experience to explain how credibility is established, maintained and sometimes lost in translation. The talking points include:

  • When, if, and how to leave your opinions "open-ended;"
  • Substance of an expert's Retainer Agreement/Engagement Letter;
  • Money management relative to the engagement itself;
  • Issues relating to the "scope" of the engagement/formal expert designation;
  • Serving as a "Consultant" v. "Designated Expert;"
  • Due diligence regarding the attorneys involved, the parties and/or subject matter prior to accepting engagement;
  • Practice/Rehearsal; and
  • Spoliation of evidence.


6:00PM - Networking

6:30PM - Dinner & networking

7:30PM - Program 

8:30PM - Adjourn


Andrew Kaplan

Before forming Kaplan Law Firm in 2012, Mr. Kaplan was the founder of The Law Offices of Andrew B. Kaplan and built a national practice that specialized in business litigation over the past 23 years.

Mr. Kaplan has successfully defended and prosecuted numerous arbitrations as well as both state and federal bench and jury trials; he has a national practice which has included matters in more than 29 states. Mr. Kaplan is now a principal in Kaplan Law Firm, in which he has successfully prosecuted and defended multi-million dollar business claims, including breach of contract claims, product liability claims, wrongful death, tort claims, claims involving intellectual property (e.g., copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, etc.), environmental site contamination, insurance coverage and unfair competition claims. Representative clients range from a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 corporation to sole proprietorships and entrepreneurs.





This course has been approved for 1 CFLC


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Member price: $35.00
Non-member price: $45.00

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