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Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony

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Dates: August 11-13, 2020
NCETR, Redstone Arsenal Army Base
Huntsville, AL

The Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony course walks you through what it’s like to prepare for and testify as an expert witness in a real case. During the class, you will spend time with actual attorneys giving your deposition, preparing for your testimony, as well as spending the day in a real courtroom environment where you will take the stand for direct and cross-examination.
The classroom portion includes 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 portion includes The Practical Exercise; Court Exhibits: How to Present and what should be Included; Presentation of Evidence: Best Practices; and Working with an Attorney.
This course meets the testimony requirement for IAAI-CFI® (IAAI-Certified Fire Investigator) application.

Class Fees:
Member Rate $500.00
Non-Member Rate $875.00

Prerequisites: 
Work Experience: A minimum of four years’ full-time or five years’ part-time general experience in the fire investigation industry.
Specific Work Experience: A minimum of seven fire scenes that you were the lead Origin & Cause Investigator.
Able to meet all the requirements of the IAAI-CFI® application except for the expert witness testimony requirement.

The course requires more than 40 hours of preliminary casework, for which you have six weeks to prepare and submit.  Students will be required to update (or create) their Curriculum Vitae (CV), develop an opinion analysis and court testimony plan, and create two courtroom exhibits.

CFITrainer.Net® Module Prerequisites:
The Scientific Method for Fire and Explosion Investigation 
Effective Investigation and Testimony

Restone Arsenal Security Paperwork must be received by July 10, 2020.

You will receive your pre-course work six weeks before the course date. 
You must be prepaid to receive the course materials via an Internet Downlink

Preferred Hotel
93 Wynn Drive NW
Huntsville, AL  35805
(256) 430-9888

Cancellation:
31 days prior to class start July 10, 2020 monies will be refunded. 
After 30 days prior to class start July 11, 2020 no refunds.


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