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AAML-MA Advanced Family Law Practice: Evidence and Forensic Experts
October 14, 2022 - October 15, 2022
Jointly Presented by The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers &
The Greater Newburyport Bar Association
The rules of civil procedure and evidence strictly apply to the designation and admissibility of expert and forensic evidence. Who is an “expert” and not a “lay” witness? When is an expert “forensic” with specialty codes of ethics which apply compared with “ordinary” expert opinion? Is expert opinion related to mental health or psychological and social science different than opinions in accounting, business valuations, or negligence? What are the timing and requirements for designation, form of reports, and pretrial “gatekeeping” motions? What are the standards under Daubert for admitting expert opinion on the ultimate issues in the case? Why does the test for reliability and relevance matter with experts? When is an expert inappropriately offered as a “truth detector”? When is the expert opinion ipse dixit (because I say it is so) and rather than based upon objective data and research? Many a trial lawyer has discovered, to some frustration and risk, responses like de bene, or “goes to weight not admissibility”, or “overruled, we will sort out later.” Unanticipated objections on what is admissible opinion can derail entire cases and clients.
Attend and Learn
Current best practices, tips and traps in family law practice. How to work with the “educational expert” How to work with your expert to lay and require a proper foundation and authentication for evidence, including social media, texts, and other postings How to effectively manage direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses and reports, and the Daubert standard How to overcome key barriers to getting witness testimony or documents admitted or excluded.
Who Should Attend?
This seminar is for the advanced practitioner.
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