Program Chair(s)

Jonathan Rosenthal

Barrister and Solicitor

Many complex cases are determined by the testimony of an expert witness.

Even experienced lawyers may find it intimidating to examine an expert witness. Expert witnesses have a high level of proficiency and knowledge in their areas that litigators may find challenging to work with or overcome. Our faculty who are senior members of the bench and bar will provide individualized feedback, and help you apply techniques on how to expertly examine the expert.

This hands-on and advanced program will help you apply the most effective strategies in dealing with expert witnesses – both on your side and the opposing side.  You will also have the opportunity to practice how to properly prepare witnesses for examination.

You will also learn how to maximize your witness preparation time and efforts. Witness preparation is key to successful litigation, and in these times of remote trials, you will need to employ the best strategies that will make a difference in the real and the virtual courtroom.

What you’ll learn

Through a combination of discussions and learn-by-doing exercises

Practical tips for planning your examination strategy

Best practices for working with your expert witness to produce the expert report

How to conduct effective direct and re-examinations

Cross examinations – how to best attack the opposing experts’ report

Exhibits at trial: how to introduce diagrams, photographs, real objects and documents

Utilizing technology to produce effective exhibits online

Practical strategies for examining expert witnesses in the virtual courtroom

Best practices for preparing your witness for examination-in-chief and cross-examination

Ethical considerations in witness preparation

Who Should Attend?

Lawyers who have at least 3-5 years of litigation experience and/or have completed the ITAW

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Faculty

Program Director

Jonathan Rosenthal

Barrister and Solicitor

Instructors

Register

Mar 2, 2022

$695 + TAX

Time

Mar 2, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)

Printable registration form

If a downloadable form is required, please contact osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca.

“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Format
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Substantive6h
Professionalism30m
Total6h 30m CPD

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Program content questions

Gail Geronimo, Program Lawyer
ggeronimo@osgoode.yorku.ca

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