You can still register for the three-day training conference, “Establishing Expertise as an Ethical Expert Witness,” to be held in Austin, Texas, May 20-22, 2013. However, the Conference Hotel block at the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown is closed. An overflow Conference rooming block has been arranged …
Who Should Attend
The training is designed to build capacity in providing or utilizing expert witness testimony in domestic violence cases. Legal advocates, non-profit attorneys, victim advocates and victim service providers, law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors and other court personnel will benefit from this nationally recognized, one-of-a-kind training.
This training has been approved by the Office on Violence Against Women for the use of training funds from grantees to attend. In order to utilize this option, you must seek approval first from your OVW grant manager.*
About the Training
This comprehensive, highly interactive training provides an essential foundation for expert witnesses in domestic violence cases. Using case studies and an opportunity to evaluate an expert witness on the stand, participants will gain:
- critical skills needed to be an expert witness in domestic violence cases;
- insight into the ethical issues involved with being an expert witness;
- knowledge about the legal environment in which expert witnesses operate; and
- fluency in skills involved in testifying.
Interpreters with experience in courtroom settings are available for attendees who are hearing impaired.
18 hours of continuing education credits have been approved for social workers, LPCs and MFTs. CLE for attorneys and units for law enforcement officers are pending.
For more information, email IDVSA@austin.utexas.edu
The conference is the fifth offering of a collaboration among: