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Opposing a Daubert Motion

A strategic look at how to defeat a Daubert motion. Includes how to use the legal standard to your advantage when responding to arguments, things you can do to defend your expert’s methods, how to go on offense in your brief, and a detailed example.

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Taking an Expert Deposition

Discussion of how to take an expert deposition, including rules and procedure, preparing for the deposition, challenging an expert’s opinions, strategic considerations, and questioning techniques.

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Defending an Expert Deposition

Discussion of how to defend an expert deposition, including how to prepare for the expert witness prep, prepping the expert on deposition strategy, areas to focus on during the prep, objections, and re-direct.

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Tips for Working with Your Expert

Tips and strategies for the day-to-day workings with the expert on your case. Includes how to prepare to work with your expert and how to set clear expectations at the outset. Also covers how to manage communications with your expert given the discovery rules, including sending documents to the expert to form their opinions, and revising their report.

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Selecting an Expert

Strategic considerations for how (and when) to choose an expert for your case. Includes tips for your initial search and vetting process, and a detailed discussion of how to effectively interview candidates and assess them for the role.

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Expert Reports: Satisfying the Rules

A detailed discussion of everything that needs to—or should—go into an expert report, besides the opinions themselves. A section-by-section look into strategy and drafting, in addition to compliance with the rules.

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Prepping Your Expert for Cross

How to effectively prepare your expert for cross examination. Includes a detailed discussion of the best mock questions to ask and the best way to prep your expert to respond; prepping them for impeachment; and tips to tell your expert so they come across credibly.

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Crossing an Expert

Advanced strategy for crossing an expert, including how to make the expert’s analyses seem unreasonable and unsupported, how to organize your lines of questions, and how to adapt at trial.

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Expert Reports: Opinions and Bases

A nuanced look into how to work with your expert on the opinion section of their report. Walks through a detailed hypothetical to teach how to effectively probe your expert about the analysis and reasoning behind their opinion, then illustrates how to help your expert plan, organize, and ultimately draft the opinion section.

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Rebuttal Expert Reports

Strategic guidance regarding rebuttal expert reports. Covers how to work with your expert to efficiently and effectively review the other side’s opening report, decide which points to rebut, and outline the rebuttal. And discusses strategic drafting considerations and your expert writes and refines the report.

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Prepping for Expert Direct

How to draft questions that will help your expert get through to the jury by drawing out the points you need and making sure they land effectively. Also covers how best to use exhibits and demonstratives and how to prep your expert.