Scope of Activity Responsibilities The “In-House” Expert/Consultant Formulation of Opinion Research Pre-Accident/Litigation Activity Post Accident/Pre-Litigation Activity Legal Requirements Qualifications Evidence of Experience Resumes Characteristics of a “Good” Expert Communication Skills Personal Style
Ethical Considerations The Privilege of Expert Testimony The Pressures on Experts The Responsibilities
Consultant as a Technical Witness Getting Started Agreements with Law Firm (Client) Investigation Deposition/Trial Preparation Development of Communication Skills
6. Deposition and Trial Oral Depositions Trial Mechanics of Trial The Expert at Trial
7. Accident Case Study Students assume roles from an actual NTSB accident investigation case Experienced aviation trial attorneys instruct on depositions Simulated trial – direct and cross examination
27 – 28 Aug 2008
22 – 23 Jan 2009
26 – 27 Aug 2009
Course Duration: 2.0 Days
PHOTOGrAPHY FOr AIrCrAFT ACCIdENT INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)
This specialized course in accident investigation is designed to assist the investigator to improve photographic documentation of an accident site. Course participants will take photographs of components and critique them as a class. This course assumes that the investigator is not a professional photographer.
Objectives: To provide the aircraft accident investigator with basic accident photographic and video techniques.
Who Should Attend: Individuals involved in aircraft accident inves- tigation.
Course Outline Digital Photography Basic Photographic Equipment Lenses and Camera Controls Electronic Flash General Techniques Macro Photography Lighting Picture Identification Specialized Photographic Techniques On-Site Photographic Priorities Student Practice Session Critique of Student Photographs Videography Basics in Videography Uses of Video in an Aircraft Accident Investigation
Required: Each student should bring a Digital SLR camera or digital camera equipped with a Macro (close-up) lens feature, if available, and a flash. A limited number of cameras are available to be checked out