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Labor & Employment Law Section
And the Litigation Section
Winning Trial Practices: How to Tackle Your
Opponent's Expert Through Cross-Examination
The success or decimation of an expert's testimony will often influence whether a jury awards damages or delivers a defense verdict. This interactive program pairs experienced trial attorneys with an economist, psychologist and psychiatrist for a live demonstration of the art of cross-examination of the adverse expert witness.

This program is essential for all litigators and will show you:
  • How to refute assumed or foundational facts in order to discredit the expert
  • Best methods to cross-examine an expert in plain English
  • How to expose vulnerabilities and the effective use of a hypothetical questions
  • What to do when an expert witness is being evasive or defiant
  • How to handle an opposing counsel who is bullying your witness

Scott Ames
is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented represents employees in a wide variety of employment cases for over twenty-six years. Mr. Ames has obtained settlements and verdicts totaling more than a hundred million dollars and is recognized as one of the top Employment Lawyers in Southern California.

Susan E. Coleman is a Partner, Trial Attorney and Chair of the Law Enforcement Defense Practice Group, Vice Chair of The Litigation Group at Burke, Williams & Sorensen LLP. Ms. Coleman has over 22 years of litigation experience and has tried over 40 civil jury trials in federal and state courts throughout California (with over 95% defense verdicts).

Francine B. Kulick is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with over 25 years of experience in conducting evaluations and offering expert witness testimony.

Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H. is a Psychiatrist and Expert Witness with over 15 years of experience in plaintiff and defense cases, involving psychiatric issues and emotional distress.

Barbara C. Luna is a Senior Partner in the accounting and litigation services firm of White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt, LLP.

Moderator Elisabeth Frater is a Deputy Attorney General in the employment section of the Office of the Attorney General/Department of Justice who has tried over 100 cases to verdict.
When: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Program 6:30pm)
Where: Beverly Hills Bar Association (Directions, Parking at 241 No. Canon Drive)
$0 - Members of The Order of Distinguished Attorneys
- BHBA Members who pay in advance*
$225 - Non-BHBA Members who pay in advance*
Interested in Membership? Try it Free, No Commitment, for 30 days
Eve H. Wagner, Section Chair of the Labor & Employment Section
Alain V. Bonavida and Thomas H. Vidal, Co-Chairs of the Litigation Section
* Advanced registration closes 24 hours prior to event time. Registrations received thereafter include a $25 additional fee. Full refund with 48 hours notice. Raincheck with 24 hours notice.

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 Hours of Participatory MCLE Credit and the Beverly Hills Bar Association certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

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This event has passed the cut off date for on-line registration. If you would still like to register for this event, please call the Beverly Hills Bar Association at (310) 601-2422 to check on availablity and register.