Practical Strategies for Experts: Testifying Without Fear
Practical Strategies for Experts: Testifying Without Fear

Practical Strategies for Experts: Testifying Without Fear

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The Carlu

444 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON, Canada

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About the Conference

Conference Goals

This conference will enable participants to:
• Develop and enhance techniques for providing expert testimony
• Improve your confidence and avoid embarrassment in court
• Educate delegates about the technical requirements of Examination in Chief and Cross Examination
• Provide insight on how to handle difficult cross examinations
• Provide strategies for court preparation
• Help delegates become more effective witnesses

Who Should Attend

This conference will be of interest to all experts, health care professionals and those who may be called to testify, regardless of the level of experience.

Continuing Education Credits
Conference attendance certificates will be provided. Registrants are encouraged to review self-assessment guidelines issued by their professional college or association for continuing education
credits, or contact their professional college association for further information.

Registration fees are donated entirely to:
PIA Law Educational Bursary Fund


7:30 Registration and Breakfast

8:30 Welcome and Introduction
Co-chairs: Aleks Mladenovic, Dale Orlando, Troy Lehman

8:40 The Law of Expert Evidence and Report Writing
John McLeish
· Structure of the report: What should it look like?
· Use of legal terms and understanding causation

9:10 Preparing for Examination in Chief of the Expert
Craig Brown

9:40 The Top 10 “Do’s and Don’ts” of Expert Evidence: A View From the Bench
The Honourable Justice Mary Anne Sanderson

10:10 Refreshment Break

10:40 Panel: Cross Examining the Neuropsychologist - The Anatomy of a Brain Injury, Tearing Down the Foundation of the Expert Opinion
Moderator: Brian Cameron
Participants: Dr. Paul Comper, Dr. Karen Wiseman
· Mining the raw data and test results
· Undermining the experts assumptions

11:30 Demonstrative Evidence: Bringing Expert Evidence to Life
Troy Lehman
· Discover the importance of models, charts and other demonstrative tools
· Learn how these aids to testimony can make your evidence easier to
understand and more persuasive
· Use of technology in the courtroom

12:00 Lunch

1:15 Trial Demonstration: Examination in Chief and Cross-Examination of the Life Care Planner
Moderator: Aleks Mladenovic
Participants: Dimple Mukherjee, Patrick Brown, Richard Halpern
· Witness a life care planning expert testify in a mock trial
· Real experts will be examined in chief and cross-examined on issues that
arise in the courtroom
· Lawyers on both sides will test the expert on some discrete issues arising
from their reports

2:30 Refreshment Break

3:15 The Top 10 Tips to Relieve Your Anxiety About Testifying
Dr. Robert Van Reekum, Adam Little

3:30 Ask the Experts
Moderator: Dale Orlando
Panel: Aleks Mladenovic, Troy Lehman
· An open forum for discussion and Q&A

4:15 Cocktail Reception

*All speakers are confirmed at the time of publishing but are subject to change 

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