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Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony


The Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony course walks you through what it's like to testify as an expert witness in a real case. During the class, you will spend time with practicing attorneys giving your deposition, preparing for your testimony, as well as spending the day in a courtroom where you will take the stand for direct examination and cross examination.
If you have never been call upon as an Expert Witness, this class will give you the opportunity to better understand the monumental task of preparing for court and then experience testifying in a real courtroom environment with practicing attorneys.
The classroom portion of the course covers: Legal System Overview: Court Rules and Case Law: Qualifying as an Expert and Standing by Your Curriculum Vitae: and How to Write and Present Your Opinion Analysis.
The court preparation covers: The Practical Exercise: Court Exhibits:How to Present and What Should be Included; Presentation of Evidence: Best Practices and Working with an Attorney.
The course meets the testimony requirement for the IAAI-CFI (IAAI-Certified Fire Investigator) application.

The course requires more than 40 hours of preliminary case work, for which you have six weeks to prepare and submit, including taking and passing the following CFITrainer.Net® Module Prerequisites
The Scientific Method for Fire and Explosion Investigation
Effective Investigation and Testimony

Students will be required to update (or create) their Curriculum Vitae (CV) Resume, prepare an opinion analysis and court testimony plan, and create two courtroom exhibits.
You will receive your pre-course work six weeks before the course date. You must be prepaid to receive the course materials.

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