We provide no-cost educational seminars as a service to the legal and business communities. These presentations can be offered in your office to groups of 15 or more. If desired, these courses can be tailored to your firm’s particular needs. Our current offerings include the following:
What Works (And Does Not Work) in Presenting Expert Testimony
- An interactive discussion that uses examples of both good and bad presentations from actual trials (one hour suggested length).
How To Take An Expert Witness Deposition
- A primer on this important subject, including documents to request, questions to ask, and key strategy issues to consider. The course consists of an interactive case study using a “typical” damages report and addresses commonly occurring themes in a damages analysis (one hour suggested length).
Containing the Cost of Expert Witness Services
- This presentation provides appropriate questions to ask to ensure that your client’s money is being well spent (one hour suggested length).
Accounting for Lawyers and other Non-Accountants
- This offering can fill an entire day, but can be easily broken into smaller pieces to fit your time requirements. Available subjects include:
- Key Accounting Concepts
- Where to find the information you need
- Understanding the particular language of accounting
- The severe limitations of financial statements and what can be done about it
- Accounting items to include in your discovery requests
- How electronic discovery should be used
- Why the number in your client’s and opponent’s financial statements may not be suitable (without adjustment) for a damage analysis
- This course teaches the general knowledge applicable for real estate, business, and asset appraisals.
The Ten Biggest Mistakes in Valuing Intellectual Property
- Intellectual property comprises a large and growing part of most business’ value. However, these assets are generally the most difficult to properly appraise. This course tells you what to consider and what to avoid in this area.