Cross-Examination of the Expert Witness
Date: Tuesday, September 19th 2017
Location: World Trade Center, Auditorium, 26 SW Salmon
Join two titans of the Oregon Bar, David Markowitz and Bill Barton, will discuss cross-examination of expert witnesses, with an emphasis on Oregon state court practice, which permits minimal pre-trial disclosure and discovery of expert testimony.
In this two-hour trial advocacy CLE, Dave and Bill will discuss strategic considerations surrounding expert cross-examination, and will provide specific practical tips to guide practitioners. Dave will demonstrate general principles of how to cross-examine experts, including how to conduct on-the-fly limited discovery during trial in Oregon state court. He will also discuss how basic commandments of cross-examination need to be modified for experts. Dave's presentation will be supplemented with video clips of the State of Oregon v. Philip Morris arbitration, demonstrating actual expert cross-examination. Bill will discuss four methods of cross-examination; the strategic goals of expert cross-examination, including how much of destructive cross is suicidal rather than homicidal; how to establish your own credibility; and how to incorporate overarching litigation goals into cross-examination.
This CLE is recommended for all levels, the plaintiff and defense bar, and any lawyer whose practice involves expert testimony.
For more information: Call Molly Honore, Markowitz Herbold at 503.295.3085. For registration questions, call the MBA at 503.222.3275.