Selection and Preparation of Expert Witnesses in Litigation (Telephone)
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Experts play a vitally important role in civil litigation, whether they act as consulting experts or also as testifying experts. The complexity of modern litigation has substantially increased the pressure on attorneys to carefully evaluate the suitability of experts for a particular case and prepare them for testimony. This program will provide you with a practical guide to selecting and preparing experts in civil litigation.

7/10/2018
When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #160678, 1.0 hours CLE (Distance Learning)

Experts play a vitally important role in civil litigation, whether they act as consulting experts or also as testifying experts.  The complexity of modern litigation has substantially increased the pressure on attorneys to carefully evaluate the suitability of experts for a particular case and prepare them for testimony. Approaching, evaluating and preparing witnesses, however, is as much an art as science or database search.  Furthermore, once an expert is selected, there are substantial risks surrounding discovery and preserving the attorney-client privilege.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to selecting and preparing experts in civil litigation.

  • How to find the right expert witness and common traps
  • Evaluating the suitability of experts for your case
  • Consulting v. testifying experts
  • Approaching and retaining experts
  • Preparing witnesses for testimony in a specific case
  • Practical tips on the best/worst uses of particular types of expertise in litigation
  • Discovery issues and preserving the attorney-client privilege

Shannon M. Bell is a member with Kelly & Walker, LLC, where she litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues.  Her construction experience extends from contract negotiations to defense of construction claims of owners, HOAs, contractors and tradesmen.  She also represents clients in claims of shareholder and officer liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions.  She writes and speaks on commercial litigation, employment, discovery and bankruptcy topics.  Ms. Bell earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the University of Denver.


To Register:Cost $89.00

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  • Click on above link
  • Click “Login to add to cart” button at the bottom of the program page
  • This will take you to the log in page, FIRST time users will need to create a user name and password that is separate and distinct from any information you may have used for the Nebraska State Bar website
  • Please be sure to use the attorney name and contact information of the person who is to receive the CLE credit
  • Once completed click “Update & Proceed to Payment”
  • The final step is to click “Submit Payment”
  • At this point you will receive an email confirmation of the purchase
  • The day before the Program you will receive the dial in information and program materials
  • We will submit the program participation information to the Nebraska State Bar Association within 48 hours of the program completion


If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Amy Prenda, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131; aprenda@nebar.com