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E – 1712 Expert Witness; What every Engineer needs to know !

Intended Audience: All Professionals
Credits: 2 PDH Units


Engineers are often asked to be expert witnesses in civil suits, or to simply provide services for mediation and forensic investigations. Join Dr. David Williams to learn what to expect when asked to participate in legal processes or forensic investigations, how to prepare, and how to minimize your business’ exposure to possible legal actions.

Dr. Williams will outline how engineers should conduct as expert witness during depositions and trials representing yourself as a competent witness who is in control, reputable, believable, and most of all, an unbiased knowledgeable witness. Additionally, we’ll discuss related topics that will help you be an ethical, effective, and credible professional engineer.

Dr. David Williams brings his experience as an expert witness in over 25 court actions. In this course Dr. Williams will discuss ethical conduct and the role of the expert witness as a non-advocate. We’ll explore what is expected behavior throughout the process, how to handle pressure, and how to prepare for mediation, deposition and trial.

Please note: this ethics course is intended to fulfill the annual ethics course requirements for professional certifications and registrations.

Video presentation included.

Learning Objective:

At the successful conclusion of this course, you will learn the following knowledge and skills:

  • Understand the procedures of the court process
  • Understand the psychology of the court process
  • How to deal with contradicting questions
  • How to interact with your attorney, the opposing attorney, the judge and the jury
  • State opinions and conclusions in an understandable and defensible manner

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