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Working with Scientists and Economists (ELI Skills Seminar)


September 24, 2014

An ELI Skills Seminar – CLE Credit Available!

This online skills workshop will train attorneys and environmental professionals on best practices for working with technical consultants in a legal context. Technical consultants, such as scientists and economists, often serve as experts who provide courtroom testimony to support litigation. However, these experts also provide necessary support for working with agencies, commenting on regulations, and evaluating transactions.

In this skills seminar, you will learn the “what, when, where, and how” of working with experts. The seminar will provide a course map for how to select and retain the best consultant for your needs, when rules of privilege attach and what to do if privilege is lost, how to communicate effectively with experts, and what restrictions experts operate under.

This session’s faculty will guide you through the process as you navigate your relationships with experts and they will provide invaluable insight that will benefit your next case, deal, or regulation as it relates to your practice as a whole.

Steven P. Solow, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (moderator)
Lily Chinn, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Yarissa Martinez, Engineer, Formerly with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Dr. Kent Van Liere, Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting


To receive CLE credit:

  • You need to register for the webinar and provide payment to ELI prior to any applicable CLE deadline for your jurisdiction.
  • If you desire CLE credit in a jurisdiction that we list as having pre-approved the session or that we have applied to for approval, you must still note on your webinar registration that you want CLE from that jurisdiction.
  • You will need to actively respond to several polls that are presented during the live session. This means that you must be logged into the webinar and able to participate when the session begins at 12 noon ET and for the entire duration of the session.
  • You will also need to complete an online survey. Your certificate of attendance will be emailed to you a week or so after the session.

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