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Continuing Education Promoting Collaborative Forensics

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY FOR THE PITTSBURG PRESENTATION

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017, 9:00 A TO 5:00 P
OVERMAN STUDENT CENTER, BALLROOM A
PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
1701 BROADWAY STREET; PITTSBURG, KANSAS

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

​SCHEDULED SPEAKERS: Sheriff Pete Figgins; Michael Gayoso, J.D.; Gerald Gentry, Ph.D.; Roy F. Janisch, Ph.D.; Patricia A. Magee, M.S.W.; Sgt. (Ret.) Steve Mccorkill; Marc Quillen, Ph.D.; James Rumsey, J.D.; Steve Stockard, J.D.; Michael Whalen, J.D. 


8:45-9:00       Opening Remarks, Housekeeping, Greetings

MORNING SESSIONS—THE MAKINGS OF AN EXPERT
9:00-10:00       Negative Impacts of Routine Procedures and Implicit Bias; Positive Impacts of Daubert and Hutchison
Can your expert abuse a child while trying advance your judicial process? It happens quite commonly in the discovery phase of 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 health examiners do their work and the way Kansas legal professionals react to the testimony of forensic health experts. 

10:00-12:00     Kansas Rules and Regulations for Expert Witnesses from the Health Professions
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 professionals explain the rules and regulations controlling forensic health practice. The professionals also discuss the complication that develop when a health professional moves away from treating and begins providing forensic services. 
                                    
AFTERNOON SESSIONS--EVIDENCE, EXPERTS, AND ETHICS
1:00-2:00         Vetting an Expert
Forensics has a glamour, and TV programs such as Criminal Minds, Law & Order, and White Collar have intensified forensics’ appeal, and some rumors about the pots of gold at the end of a forensic professional’s yellow brick road are true. A large pool to want-to-experts is available and attorneys will have no problem finding someone to testify, but they will have problems finding someone experienced enough, knowledgeable enough, and flexible enough to meet the needs of the court and the norms for evidence. Adequate vetting requires attorneys to ask questions that scare experts and form contracts that limits experts. These issues will be discussed with advice to choose the procedure, not the person.

2:00-3:00         Cross Examining A Health Experts—A Demonstration & Discussion
In the first thirty minutes of this session, a defense attorney will cross examine a professional while the professional pretends to be an expert for the prosecution. In the second thirty minutes, a prosecutor will cross examine a professional while the professional pretends to be an expert for the defense.  

3:00-4:00         Ethics and Experts
Relating to an expert witness poses ethical questions for even the most experienced of attorneys. What is an ethical response to credible information your expert is being systematically intimidated by a workplace regulation or an insurance company? Does it violate legal ethics to ask an expert to violate professional ethics? Is it ethical for an attorney to edit an expert’s report in any way?  Fortunately, the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Rules of Evidence, and Kansas Laws offer guidance.


4:00-5:00 Ethics of Discovery and Disclosure
Attorneys delve into the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct and legal ethics of discovery and disclosure with references to the articles from Volume 52#1 of the Washburn Law Journal and to actual Kansas situations.

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

COMPLEMENTARY SEMINARS TO BE PRESENTED AT
OVERMAN STUDENT CENTER; BALLROOM A (201A); PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY;
1701 BROADWAY STREET; PITTSBURG, KANSAS