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Expert Witnesses in DV Cases

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JWI has announced their next teleconference: Expert Witnesses in Domestic Violence Cases–How They Can Assist Survivors. The call will be held May 21st from 12-1pm ET. Cost is $25 (unless you’re a member–then it’s free). Based on the agenda, it would appear that this call will be useful to those who would like to be experts (advocates, nurses, etc.), as well as those who would hope to use them in their cases (prosecutors, family law attorneys). Preregistration is required and space is limited.

Agenda:

  • How to use experts
  • Policies of DV organizations for staff serving as expert witnesses
  • What can an expert do?
  • How to survive cross examinations
  • Obstacles to the use of experts
  • What we have learned

Speakers are Sarah Buell (University of Texas Law School) and Toby Myers (National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence). Looks like a good one–if anyone attends, please post a comment and let us know how it was.

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Written by Jenifer

May 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

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