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Fight Club: How Scientists Can Survive Testimony

This is a past event.

Friday, September 3, 2021 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Virtual Event

Succeeding as an expert witness requires a basic understanding of who and what experts are. An expert is a special, often controversial, position in our court and hearing procedures. Experts can testify about their professional opinion based on their education, training, and experience in a specific topic. Doing so, however, is fraught with many potential pitfalls, conflicts, and hazards for those unfamiliar with the true nature of being an expert, testifying, and the best ways of communicating science to courts and juries.

All live attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a book written by the speaker, Dr. Max Houck!

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