The Effective Use of a Vocational Expert on a Litigated Case (live teleconference option available)*
When an accident, injury or dissolution of a marriage occurs, the earning capacity of the individual can be a source of significant damages on a case headed for litigation. How do I go about assessing the vocational impact? What is the right timing to request a vocational assessment? How do I prepare the vocational expert for testimony? This workshop will provide an overview of the vocational assessment process - with relevant points highlighted by actual cases. The presenter, a licensed psychologist and vocational expert, will also review relevant psychological and vocational tests, and the use of online tools to assist in determining the earning capacity of an individual. More details below.
Presenter: Mark Raderstorf, MA, CRC, Licensed Psychologist, founder of Behavioral Medical Interventions
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Registration (& lunch): 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: First National Bank Building Training Room, 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul
Credit: 2 Standard Credits approved. CODE #182406.
Cost (includes lunch): $50 RCBA members; $70 non-members
Teleconference Cost: $60 RCBA members; $80 non-members
1.) Explain the purpose of a Vocational Evaluation through the various stages: pre-eval consultation, examination, post exam debrief, and testimony
2.) Identify features of cases that are ripe for a Vocational Evaluation and the correct timing to schedule the Vocational Evaluation
3.) Highlight the qualities of a good Vocational Evaluation – what it should include and what it should not include
4.) Review of psychological and vocational testing, including the MMPI-2 and WAIS _$ Intelligence test
5.) Review practical questions that should be directed to the Vocational Expert prior to the exam
6.) Offer effective techniques in maximizing the Vocational Expert’s impact during deposition and live testimony.
*Participants may attend this CLE via teleconference for $60 for RCBA members and $80 for non-RCBA members. Instructions for accessing the teleconference will be sent prior to the CLE. We cannot offer the live teleconference to law students for free. Law students may still attend the live presentation for free. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-222-0846.