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2022 Direct Examination of the Expert Witness - from Preparation to Testimony

Total Credits: 1.0 Self Study

Practice Area:
Litigation / Trial Practice
Audio and Video


Original program date 3/9/2022.

This presentation will provide practice tips on how to prepare and conduct an effective direct examination of an expert witness. An effective direct examination that helps you win your case starts with thorough preparation. We will discuss what materials to provide your expert and when to provide the materials your expert will need for his or her opinions. Experts must also be prepared to overcome any Daubert challenges. Finally, we will discuss preparing the direct examination questions and demonstrative evidence to make sure the testimony is understandable and effective.

Key Points:

•    Preparation of the Expert
•    The Expert Report
•    Qualification of the Expert
•    Demonstrative Exhibits 
•    Questions to Elicit Effective and Understandable Testimony

Speakers:  Brett Emison & J. Kent Emison, Langdon & Emison, Lexington

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.



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Langdon & Emison

Brett Emison is a partner at Langdon & Emison where his trial practice focuses on catastrophic injury and death cases and mass tort litigation. His depth of litigation experience includes cases across the country against the world’s largest auto manufacturers, railroad companies, and major pharmaceutical and medical device corporations.

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Langdon & Emison Attorneys at Law

Kent Emison is a founding partner at Langdon & Emison where he devotes his practice to personal injury and product liability litigation on a national scale. He has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases resulting in multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements across the United States.

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