The Courtroom Boot Camp for Attorneys is an intensive three-day program for attorneys who present and cross-examine expert witnesses. We focus upon presenting counsel’s own expert in the most compelling and persuasive manner and ways to impair an opposing expert’s credibility through challenge of credentials, assumptions, and foundation. The Boot Camp will culminate with live mock trial segments during which each attorney will have the opportunity to present and cross-examine expert participants and be critiqued by our seasoned faculty members.
What You Will Cover
Day 1: Strategy and Planning—Preparing the Expert for Trial
Days 2 and 3: The Dynamics of Trial—Direct and Cross Examination
Michael G. Kaplan
CPA/ABV/CFF CVA MAFF
Mr. Kaplan has more than 45 years of experience in the areas of forensic accounting, business valuation, and litigation consulting. He is a cofounder the Courtroom Boot Camp and Senior Advisor to Neumeister & Associates, LLP. Mr. Kaplan has rendered services in numerous litigation matters and has qualified to testify in court as an expert witness in approximately 250 matters… Read Full Bio.
Carlton R. Marcyan
JD CPA CFP CDFA
Mr. Diamond is a seasoned attorney and educator. He has been a lead instructor in workshops in expert forensics and courtroom skills for attorneys and for expert witnesses. Mr. Diamond brings the Courtroom Boot Camp program his 41 plus years of experience as a practicing litigation attorney, specializing in Insurance Law and related matters, with extensive experience as both a trial and appellate lawyer…Read Full Bio.
Jeffrey D. Diamond
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Mr. Diamond is a seasoned attorney and educator. He has been a lead instructor in workshops in expert forensics and courtroom skills for attorneys and for expert witnesses. Mr. Diamond brings the Courtroom Boot Camp program his 41 plus years of experience as a practicing litigation attorney, specializing in Insurance Law and related matters, with extensive experience as both a trial and appellate lawyer...Read Full Bio.
How You Will Benefit
Upon completion of the program, attendees will be able to
Identify and apply the legal parameters relating to expert witnesses.
Apply preparation and presentation strategies to maximize the credibility and persuasiveness of your own expert witnesses.
Demonstrate how to depose expert witnesses designated by opposing counsel.
Recognize and control defensive tactics employed by seasoned experts.
Explain how to control the problematic and evasive expert.
Indicate the communication concepts and dynamics that facilitate expert presentation and persuasion of judges and jurors.
Determine how to strategically incorporate expert witnesses into the theme of the matter.
Dates & Tuition Fee
- October 27–29, 2020 – Virtual Boot Camp
- November 16–18, 2020 – Virtual Boot Camp
- December 8–10, 2020 – Virtual Boot Camp
- Although we currently provide our programs only as Virtual Boot Camps we anticipate that in person live programs will be introduced at the appropriate time in the future. Please check our website for updates.