LIVESTREAM : Expert Witnesses – Their role and key skills

 

Expert witnesses play a critical role in RMA processes. Many RMLA members are expert witnesses themselves, and other members rely on experts in their roles as decision makers, lawyers, or witness conference facilitation.

Having a deeper understanding of what is required to provide evidence that is useful in the decision-making process, knowing how to brief a witness, being prepared for the hearing process and cross examination, and understanding the process of conferencing and what is expected from each participant, will improve the quality of evidence and Joint Witness Statements, and will put the Expert Witness more at ease in a hearing and during conferencing.

At this RMLA presentation and discussion we will hear from Environment Judge David Kirkpatrick (EC), Commissioner Jim Hodges (EC), Lawyer Diana Hartley (DLA Piper) and expert witness Bridget Gilbert (BGLA Ltd).

This presentation will benefit resource management practitioners from all fields and levels of experience.

The link to the livestream will be sent out on the morning of 1 September.

When: 01 September 2022

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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