Establishing Expertise as an Ethical Expert Witness

01/12/2009 (All day) to 01/13/2009 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence & The University of Texas at Austin

A training designed for attorneys, domestic violence service
providers and professionals who are interested in being
considered as expert witnesses in court cases involving
domestic violence.
Training at a Glance:
?? Presenters have substantial experience as expert witnesses in court cases involving domestic violence. The training will address the issues listed below, include case studies and allow participants to evaluate an expert witness on the stand.
?? Role of advocates and expert witnesses
?? Types of cases where expert witnesses are beneficial
?? Immigration issues
?? Writing reports for court
?? Rules of evidence and what is discoverable
?? How to position yourself as an expert witness
?? Ethical considerations as an expert witness
?? Federal laws
?? NEW section on expert witnesses in child custody cases
The training is on Monday, January 12 from 9 am until 5:30 pm and Tuesday, January 13 from 9 am until 3:30 pm.
Please make travel arrangements to stay to the end of the
training. Transportation will be provided from the hotel to the training site each day.
 Registration is $225.00. The deadline is December 22, 2008. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. More information is available at
??CEUs for social workers and CLEs for attorneys will be available.
?? Lodging is available at the Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center (300 East 4th Street) at the special rate of $97, plus applicable taxes. Reservation information is
available at  Reservations are due by December 14, 2008.

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