RMLA (Auckland and National) Event : 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.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.  Arrive at 5:00pm for a drink, with the presentation commencing at 5:30pm.

This event is to be livestreamed (and recorded).  If you cannot attend in-person, please register for the Livestream event.

When: 01 September 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Simpson Grierson, Level 27, Lumley Centre, Auckland 1010

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