In an intensive three-day program designed to develop and enhance your ability as a professional to make you a better performer in a courtroom whether you are the expert or the attorney. This program is not an esoteric exercise, but a “hands on” learning experience that will test you, stress you, and finally build up your skills providing you confidence and experience in the legal battlefield, the courtroom.
Witness participants will learn the art of delivering effective testimony and how to withstand grueling cross-examination. Lawyer participants will learn how to “put on” convincing direct examination of expert witnesses and how to attack them on cross examination. The program begins with a general discussion about the law and procedure. Next, deposition skills are developed with the help of instructors’ comments, advice and example. Professionals will learn how to dissect and critique the expert reports and opinions and how to prepare with counsel for trial. Lawyers will be given opportunity to take strategic depositions as well as conduct in-depth direct and cross examination of experts. Each participant will be individually coached and guided by faculty who are seasoned experts, communications specialists, and trial attorneys. A trial will be conducted with the attorney participants carrying out the direct and cross examinations and experts testifying. We welcome you to the challenge and the opportunity to grow as a professional and experience the rigors of the courtroom.
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 Will You Benefit
At Courtroom Boot Camp, attendees will be guided and critiqued by our experienced faculty of attorneys, experts and communication specialists with a focus on
The art of delivering effective testimony
How to withstand grueling cross-examination
How to dissect and critique the reports and opinions of opposing experts and how to prepare counsel for the expert segments of trial
Mock trial segments – Each Boot Camp culminates in a courtroom setting during which each testifying expert presents and defends his or her own expert opinions on the witness stand