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Direct Examinations of Experts
Date: 05/20/2014
Location: Richard J Daley Center, Courtroom 1501, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL
Presented by: CBA College of Trial Advocacy
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced
MCLE Credit: As of 05/19/2016, this program is no longer eligible for MCLE Credit.
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Learn how to effectively organize your expert witness direct examination, qualify your expert witness, and use visual aid techniques to establish their opinion and win over the jury. Practice in a courtroom before Cook County's trial court masters and improve your examination skills through their analysis and critique. The CBA College of Trial Advocacy and Hon. Thomas More Donnelly, Circuit Court Judge, has assembled an all-star faculty for this comprehensive seminar on mastering the direct examination of expert witnesses. This 4-hour course will provide training for both experienced trial lawyers and lawyers with little or no trial experience. Limited to 70 attorneys, this intensive skills training course presents demonstrations, panelist discussions and an on-your-feet direct examination of an expert witness workshop.

Schedule and speakers below.

Registration / Cancellation Policy

In Person: Registrations for attending programs in-person must be received 3 hours prior to the start of the program or a $10 on-site registration fee will apply. All cancellations for in-person attendance must be received in writing 24-hours prior to the seminar to receive a refund (fax 312-554-2054 or email CLEAdvantage members who do not cancel in-person registration in writing 24-hours prior to the seminar will be subject to a $15 cancellation fee.

Webcast: Registrations for attending a program via live webcast must be completed online prior to the publicized start time of the webcast. Persons registering for webcasts can view webcasts as live or archived events. Cancellations for webcast registrations from non-CLE Advantage members must be received in writing 24-hours prior to the seminar to receive a refund (fax 312-554-2054 or email

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