Cosponsored with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Massachusetts Chapter
Expert testimony is critical to many aspects of divorce cases, including proving the value of privately held businesses and real estate. Experts can also be used to establish a need for alimony and to resolve child custody disputes. All attorneys need to understand how to maximize the testimony of their experts and how to challenge that of their opponents.
This course, Examining Experts in Divorce Cases, presents practical, clinical courtroom demonstrations by leading trial lawyers of experts to help you sharpen your skills. You will hear from experts in business valuation, tax, vocational skills and real estate valuation, and a guardian ad litem. In addition to observing examinations and learning about strategies to bolster your cases, you will hear judges give their perspectives and reactions to expert testimony.
Each session focuses on a different type of expert. The particular legal and practical issues regarding that type of expert will be fully explored. You will learn how to qualify experts proferred in each of these areas and about the potential areas of controversy.
Attend this program to see and hear judges and experienced trial lawyers demonstrate how they deal with complex expert testimony issues. You will learn about the substantive law, hear in-depth analysis of the issues, see demonstrations of direct and cross- examinations, hear insightful judicial critique and have the opportunity to enhance your tactics, knowledge and skills. ~ All Sessions ~
Professor Charles P. Kindregan, Jr., Co-Chair, Suffolk University Law School, Boston
Paul P. Perocchi, Esq., Co-Chair, Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer, Boston
Honorable John J. Irwin, Jr., Director, Macaronis Institute of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Suffolk University Law School, Boston
~ Session One ~
Business Valuation Expert
Thursday, February 28, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Honorable Paula M. Carey, Associate Justice, Probate & Family Court, Norfolk Division
Mark Dietrich, Expert Witness, Dietrich & Wilson, Framingham
Norman I. Jacobs, Esq., Esdaile Barrett & Esdaile, Boston
Honorable Anthony R. Nesi, Associate Justice, Probate & Family Court, Bristol Division
Ellen S. Zack, Esq., McLellan & Zack, Boston
~ Session Two ~
Capital Gains Issues, Tax and Vocational Experts
Thursday, March 7, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
David E. Cherny, Esq., Atwood & Cherny, Boston
Peter Cohen, Ed.D., Expert Witness, Wellesley
Elaine M. Epstein, Esq., Todd & Weld LLP, Boston
Patricia S. Fernandez, Esq., North Andover
Walter Goldstein, CPA, Expert Witness, Edelstein & Co., Boston
Honorable Joseph L. Hart, Jr., Associate Justice, Probate & Family Court, Worcester
G. Rosalyn Johnson, Esq., Lynn
Honorable Lisa A. Roberts, Associate Justice, Probate & Family Court, Circuit
~ Session Three ~
Real Estate Valuation
Thursday, March 14, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
John P. Bolton, Expert Witness, President, Commonwealth Valuation Group, Waltham
Honorable Edward M. Ginsburg, Associate Justice, Probate & Family Court, Middlesex Division
Monroe L. Inker, Esq., White, Inker, Aronson, PC, Boston
Paul M. Kane, Esq., McGrath & Kane, Boston
Honorable John C. Stevens, III, First Justice, Probate & Family Court, Essex Division
~ Session Four ~
Guardian ad Litem
Thursday, March 21, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Roberta F. Benjamin, Esq., Benjamin & Benson, Cambridge
Honorable James V. Menno, Associate Justice, Probate & Family Court, Plymouth Division
Honorable Angela M. Ordonez, First Justice, Probate & Family Court, Nantucket Division
Steven G. Porter, M.D., Expert Witness, Tufts University School of Medicine
Honorable David G. Sacks, First Justice, Probate & Family Court, Hampden Division
Ronald A. Witmer, Esq., Witmer Karp Warner & Thuotte, LLP, Boston
Thursday, February 28, & March 7, 14 & 21, 2002
Tuition is $199; $181 for attorneys admitted since 1999. Tuition for a single session is $99. Tuition includes course book & refreshments. $75 for course book only.
Space is limited. Registrations at the door are welcome, but please register in advance to reserve a seat and your written course materials or call to confirm space availability.
Any cancellations received 24 hours prior to the program will be granted a refund, minus a $15.00 charge. If you cannot attend, you can send a substitute, otherwise you will receive the written course materials.
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, MA
Approved for CLE Credit in RI, NH, VT, ME & NY.
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