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Attacking the Expert’s Opinion at Deposition & Trial (Webcast)
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Robert Musante’s nationally acclaimed live webinars

1/27/2016 to 1/28/2016
When: Wednesday, January 27 & Thursday, January 28, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:45 PM


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MCLE Accreditation
Part 1 - Nebraska MCLE Activity #115728. 3.0 CLE hours. (Distance learning credit)
Part 2 - Nebraska MCLE Activity #115758. 3.0 CLE hours. (Distance learning credit)

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Attacking the Expert’s Opinion at Deposition & Trial - BOTH PARTS 1 & 2 (January 27th & January 28th)
$360 - Regular registration
$270 - NSBA dues-paying member (25% discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)

Wednesday, January 28th - Part 1

10:00 - 11:00 am
• Introduction of the seminar’s “Mt. Olympus” adverse
expert witness
• Attacking the expert’s pedestal
• Deposition cross-examination logic re “fact” witnesses
vs. experts
• When attacks against expert should be road-tested at
deposition
• The structure of every expert opinion
• End point opinions
• Subordinate opinions
• Bedrock findings & assumptions
• The seminar’s case facts explained

11:00 - 11:10 am Break

11:10 - 12:10 pm
• Cross-examiner’s critical listening skills
• The every-case-forever chart re the universe of attacks
against an opinion’s purported merits
• Five categories of expert opinions
• Two must-be-asked depo questions
• Ten types of expert rules
• “Opinion” in court vs. outta court

12:10 - 12:20 pm  Break

12:20 - 1:20 pm
• X and Y factors defined
• Scientific vs. experiential rules (science vs. art)
• Scientific rules & Sir Francis Bacon
• Experiential rules and the “you-gotta-trust-me” expert 

Thursday, January 28th - Part 2

10:00 - 11:00 am
• The scope of expert’s expertise
• Non-expert rules
• Expert’s weighing process
• Cross-examiner’s critical listening skills (again)
• Two incredibly important - and easy to master - depocross
techniques
• Attacks against expert’s claims re X factors
• The certainty scale and its two archetypal arguments

11:00 - 11:10 am Break

11:10 - 12:10 pm
• Six sources of assumptions:
     - presumptively authoritative
     - independent ad hoc
     - non-expert common knowledge
     - 1st-hand un-common experience
     - opposing “attorney”
     - opposing “party”

11:10 - 12:10 pm (continued)
• Seven potential flaws re expert’s assumption:
     - perception - understanding
     - skill - memory
     - inconsistency - motive
     - means: tools & methods
• Attacking expert’s findings derived through expert
means 

12:10 - 12:20 pm  Break

12:20 - 1:20 pm
• Attacking expert’s findings derived through non-expert
means
• Expert’s three attacks vs. Y factors:
     - relevance - not established
     - weight
• Attacking expert’s double standard
• The perfection line of questioning
• Coda


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