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Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony

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Dates: January 15 - 17, 2020

Classroom Location: 
Brainerd Fire Station
23 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Courtroom Location:
Crow Wing Country District Court
Courtroom #6
213 Laural Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

This intense two and a half day Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony Course guides the students through testifying as an Expert Witness in a real arson case. The course requires more than 40 hours of preliminary case work, for which six weeks are given to prepare and submit before date of class.  This includes taking and passing The Scientific Method for Fire and Explosion Investigation-Updated 2009 (3 hours) CFITrainer.Net module: 

Updating or writing your CV, preparing an opinion analysis and creating two courtroom exhibits. You will give a deposition and work with an attorney to develop testimony plan.

You will be in court a full day; experience cross examination and re-direct with qualified legal attorneys.
If you have never been called upon as an Expert Witness, this class will give you the opportunity to better understand the task of preparing for court and experience testifying in a real courtroom environment with attorneys.

In the classroom you will learn:
Legal System Overview
Court Rules and Case Law
Qualify as an Expert and Presenting your CV
How to prepare for court testimony
Participate in a practical deposition exercise
How to present and what should be included
Presentation of Evidence: best practices


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