Associate Professor University of Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia
The instructional course. "So you want to be a TBI expert witness?" will familiarize attendees with various aspects of TBI/ABI clinicolegal and expert witness work with an inside view from experienced expert witnesses on the machinations of such work.
Provide attendees with an understanding of the various clinicolegal roles that they may be asked to participate in as well as their similarities and differences
Review the common ethical challenges faced by clinicians in the context of providing expert witness services including confidentiality, adversarialism, disparate agendas, nature of relationship with examinee, boundaries issues, among other important concepts.
Elaborate on aspects of the business of expert witness testimony including how to wwork with attorneys, contracts, retainers, marketing, certifications, liability, and licensure.
Share advice on how to structure expert witness feedback in the context of reports whether for "independent exams", peer reviews or behind the scenes consultation.
Upon completion of this instructional course, participants will have learned important expert witness tips for provision of opinion reports and testimony whether in deposition, arbitration or court.