Expert Witness Workshop & Mock Trial

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Expert Witness Workshop & Mock Trial New Date: August 27, 2020, Houston

Hosted by the Houston Chapter of the

American Society of Appraisers

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - HON. DEVON ANDERSON, CEO of the Harris County Drug Court Foundation and former Harris County District Attorney

Deposition & Testimony Disasters, Matthew A. Copeland, Partner, Adams & Reese, LLP
Lead Attorney Mock Trial Attorney Panel, Stephanie M. Harp, JD, The Harp Law Firm
Implicit Bias On The Stand, Denise Peterson, JD, FCIArb, PetersonADR
The Expert Witness Report, Joshua Wood, JD, MAI, AI-GRS, Valbridge Property
Social Media & The Expert, Nick Rishwain, JD,

Early Bird Rate $250 Per Attendee    

($350 after July 31, 2020) Includes Lunch and Happy Hour!

Workshop & Mock Trial Hours 8 am to 5:30 pm, Happy Hour 6 to 7 pm

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Education Credits: 9 Hours CPE/CE; FEWA CFLC: 9 Hours; MCLE: 8 hours; State Bar of Texas MCLE Accreditation Course #174079218


— Implicit Bias & The Expert,  by Denise Peterson, JD, FCIArb

Identification of implicit bias and unintentional body language that expresses information better left unsaid in a trial or deposition. Understand bias, gestures and movements that reveal unintended communications to a judge or jury.

—  Deposition & Testimony Disasters, by Matthew A. Copeland, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP

Focus on the proper preparations required for depositions and testimony, including how to successfully perform during cross examination. Appropriately prepare to answer questions regarding statements, reports, methodology, procedures, standards and more. Identify disasters and learn how to stay properly focused, in order to avoid falling into hazardous testimony traps.

The Expert Witness Report, by Joshua Wood, JD, MAI, AI-GRS

Overview of information presented in a written report that supports a case or destroys a case. The power of advocating for a report lies in the content included or excluded in the report. Cautiously composed materials can win a case, while poorly documented information can ruin a case.

— Social Media and the Expert Witness, by Nick Rishwain, JD

Identify various opportunities for marketing services on social media, including referral networks. Learn how an ordinary social existence can evolve into a dynamic presence that drives clients to your door. Identify various opportunities for marketing services on social media, including marketing platforms like Learn how an ordinary, and extraordinary social existence can evolve into a dynamic presence that moves prospective clients to become paying clients

— Mock Trial

The Mock Trial will demonstrate testimony of several professional experts during direct and cross. Summaries of case scenario and mock appraisal reports will be included in session materials; Attendees (the jury) will observe professional expert witness performances and differentiate between appropriate testimony and inappropriate. A panel of attorneys lead by Stephanie M. Harp will conduct an interactive critique and Q&A following each episode.


  • Non-refundable after August 14, 2020.
  • Substitutions of registrants allowed through August 24, 2020
  • Last day to register August 24, 2020
  • No prerequisites or advanced preparation required; Program level: Fundamental

Included: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Break refreshments, Happy Hour

Group instruction will be delivered in a Courtroom style classroom

NASBA and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit

The American Society of Appraisers is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website Policies: ASA's Refund and Cancellation Policy and ASA's Complaint Resolution Policy

Information Regarding COVID-19

We at the American Society of Appraisers Houston Chapter are aware of the growing concern by the public regarding the Coronavirus. In an abundance of caution, we have postponed the Expert Witness Workshop & Mock Trial to August 27 from our original April 16 date. We are staying informed and responsive to the guidance of the World Health Organization and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will continue monitoring the situation and are committed to taking every precaution as necessary. To inquire about a refund if you can't make the August 27 date, please email

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Event is conveniently located at South Texas College of Law,

at 1303 San Jacinto Street, in downtown Houston, 77002

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Hotel and restaurants within walking distance.

Plan for a 3 day event! Attend the 

Forensic Expert Witness Association National Conference

Friday & Saturday, August 28-29, 2020

Same Houston Location: South Texas College of Law



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