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Continuing Education Promoting Collaborative Forensics

DISCLOSURE, DISCOVERY, DAUBERT, DIVORCE, AND KANSAS AS PARENT
How the Daubert Standard Affects Evidence Collection in Child-Related Legal Proceedings

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017, 9:00 A TO 5:00 P
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
7250 STATE AVENUE; KANSAS CITY, KANSAS
DISCOVERY, DAUBERT, DIVORCE, AND KANSAS AS PARENT
How the Daubert Standard Affects Evidence Collection in Child-Related Legal Proceedings

Moderator for the Day-William Miller

8:45-9:00       Opening Remarks, Housekeeping, Greetings
MORNING SESSIONS—THE MAKINGS OF AN EXPERT WITNESS
9:00-10:00       Negative Impacts of Routine Procedures and Implicit Bias; Positive Impacts of Daubert and Hutchison
            Interviewer--Lee Cross, J.D.; Interviewed--David R. Mouille, Ph.D.
Any professional can violate Kansas law by doing too good a job. It’s called implicit bias, and it is quite common in child-related litigation. This session contains a video and a discussion of a professional trying to do a good job, but seriously damaging a family and a court process. Hutchison was decided in 2012, and Daubert became Kansas law in 2014. Both significantly affected the way Kansas forensic mental health examiners do their work and the way Kansas legal professionals react to the testimony of forensic health experts. (10 minute break) [Kansas licensed mental health professionals receive one CEU credit in the category of diagnostics for attending this session.]   
10:00-12:00     Kansas Rules and Regulations for Expert Witnesses from the Health Professions
              Panel--Timothy O. Davis, Ph.D.; Gerald K. Gentry, Ph.D.
Recent changes in Kansas law have deprived individuals with a letters behind their names and state licenses to practice of the opportunity to justify answers to questions from the judicial system with the words “It is my professional opinion.” Here four professionals--a psychiatrist, a social worker, psychologist, and a nurse--explain the rules and regulations controlling forensic health practice. [Kansas licensed mental health professionals receive two CEU credit in the category of diagnostics for attending this session.]

                                   
AFTERNOON SESSIONS--THE LEGAL AND ETHICAL USE OF AN EXPERT WITNESS
1:00-1:50         Vetting an Expert
             Lee Cross, J.D.; Crystalyn Oswald, J.D.
Forensics has a glamour all its own, and TV programs such as Criminal Minds, Law & Order, and White Collar have intensified forensics’ appeal. In addition some of the rumors about the pots of gold at the end of a forensic professional’s yellow brick road are true. There is an amazingly large pool to want-to-experts available to the courts and attorneys will have no problem finding someone to testify, but you will have problems finding someone experienced enough, knowledgeable enough, and flexible enough to meet the needs of the court and the norms for evidence? (10 minute break) [Kansas licensed mental health professionals receive one CEU credits in the category of ethics for attending this session.]

2:00-2:50         Cross Examining A Health Experts—A Demonstration & Discussion
             David R. Mouille, Ph.D.; Crystalyn Oswald, J.D.
In the first twenty-five minutes of this session, Mr. Hutton, a defense attorney, will cross examine Dr. Mouille while the doctor pretends to be an expert for the prosecution. In the second twenty-five minutes Ms. Oswald, an assistant district attorney and experienced prosecutor, will cross examine Dr. Mouille while the doctor pretends to be an expert for the defense. (10 minute break) [Kansas licensed mental health professionals receive one CEU credits in the category of ethics for attending this session.]

3:00-5:00          Ethics of the Discovery Process

             Presenters--Lee Cross, J.D.; Crystalyn Oswald, J.D.

This is a two-hour presentation about the legal ethics that affect the discovery process. [Kansas licensed mental health professionals receive two CEU credits in the category of ethics for attending this session.]


NOTE: Presenters and format may change, but content will not.

A PAIR OF COMPLEMENTARY SEMINARS TO BE PRESENTED AT
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER; KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
7250 STATE AVENUE; KANSAS CITY, KANSAS

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