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
A certified public accountant and financial planner, as well as an attorney, Mr. Marcyan has in-depth experience in financial discovery, analysis, and litigation. Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, he worked for one of the largest international accounting firms and the Internal Revenue Service as a researcher. …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
Implement preparation and presentation strategies to maximize the credibility and persuasiveness of your own expert witnesses
Demonstrate approaches to the deposition and cross-examination of the opposing expert witnesses.
Recognize and control defensive tactics employed by seasoned experts, problematic experts, and evasive experts.
Prepare expert witnesses to testify professionally and accurately while telling a story that is compelling and persuasive.
Incorporate 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 & Registration Information
Registration Fee: $1,755
- October 27–29, 2020 – Virtual Boot Camp 10:00AM – 6:45PM (EST)
- November 16–18, 2020 – Virtual Boot Camp 10:00AM – 6:45PM (EST)
- December 8–10, 2020 – Virtual Boot Camp 10:00AM – 6:45PM (EST)
Duration: 24 Hours
This program is approved for 21 hours of California Continuing Legal Education credit and qualifies for reciprocity in most states. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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.
Courtroom Boot Camp, LLC
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