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Dr. Stanley Brodsky
Testifying in court is a time of anxiety for the first time witnesses and aggressive cross-examinations are particularly stressful, even for the experienced witness. This workshop begins by presenting ways of understanding the common problems faced on the witness stand. Drawing on the professional literature, on scientific findings, and on his own experience in court, Dr. Brodsky will present pathways towards reducing anxiety on the witness stand and specific methods for dealing with the most aggressive cross-examinations. This workshop will be didactic in part, but will use a highly interactive format. Participants will have the opportunity to try out the techniques presented for deflecting and mastering cross-examination challenges to their experience, to their thoroughness, to their competency, and to their impartiality.
Dr. Brodsky will provide techniques and insights for attorneys to enhance their effectiveness for examining the expert witness. Additionally, his workshop will equip attorneys with tools to coach their experts on how to handle the toughest questions.
The useful part for attorneys is that it will help them learn how to be very effective in examining expert witnesses -- also to be better able to coach their experts on how to handle the toughest questions.
Friday Night Social:
Please join other member and the Board of Directors to network and socialize. Register for the social through Eventbrite when you register for the conference.
Implications of Technology and Social Media for Domestic Violence and Family Court Cases
This interactive workshop will explore the implications of technology in Domestic Violence and Family Court cases. Professionals will learn how batterers use phone technology, social networking and GPS to circumvent injunctions for protection, supervised visitation and child custody. Legal and Mental Health Practitioners will explore how victims of domestic violence can overcome communication issues using mobile and online communication tools, such as the OurFamilyWizard website, designed specifically for high conflict parents.
Steven Bradley – Certified Domestic Violence Advocate and Trainer
Kevin Dorsey – OFW Professional Liaison