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22WA-3979: I want the TRUTH: Preparing to be an Expert Witness (Webinar)

If you have questions about this event, please call us at 952-831-2707.

Date Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Time 9:00am - 10:35am
Central Time
Location Online
CPE credits CPE 1.5
of study
Accounting (Governmental) - Technical (0.5)
Auditing (Governmental) - Technical (1.0)
1.5 Yellow Book recommended
Instructor David Cotton, CPA, CFE, CGFM
Cotton & Company LLP
Standard Member Fee $59.00
Standard Nonmember Fee $59.00


Many practitioners dealing with government and Not-for-Profit issues are asked to serve as expert witnesses in courts of law or other adjudicatory venues. This session will discuss key issues you need to know when you are asked to serve in this capacity, including:

-Standards and other engagement acceptance considerations
-Preparation techniques
-Do's and don'ts of testifying
-Avoiding commons traps and tricks designed to undermine your effectiveness

The session will conclude with a "mock cross-examination" with participants serving as the jury to identify what our witness does right and what he does wrong.

Who should take this program?

Intermediate to senior accountants and auditors

Major subjects

  • Rules of civiland criminal procedure
  • Applicable standards
  • Testifying basics
  • Cross-examination techniques

Learning objective(s)

  • Why testifying as an expert is challenging, but rewarding
  • Standards and rules
  • Types of experts
  • How to prepare to testify
  • Reporting rules
  • Do's and don't's of testifying
  • Common traps and tricks and how to handle them


Course code Code 22WA-3979
Sponsor Business Professionals' Network, Inc.
NASBA ID#: 107810
Level Intermediate
Format Group Internet Based
Prerequisites Prereq. None

If you have questions about this event, please call us at 952-831-2707.

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