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The 4th Establishing Expertise as an Ethical Expert Witness

Experts and Lawyers Collaborating to Help Victims

January 9-11, 2011

Austin, Texas

Training at a Glance
The training is designed for attorneys, domestic violence service providers and professionals who are interested in being considered as expert witnesses in court cases involving domestic violence.

This comprehensive, highly interactive training provides an essential foundation for expert witnesses in domestic violence cases. Using case studies and an opportunity to evaluate an expert witness on the stand, participants will gain:

critical skills needed to be an expert witness in domestic violence cases;

insight into the ethical issues involved with being an expert witness;

knowledge about the legal environment in which expert witnesses; and

fluency of the issues involved in testifying.


The experienced faculty will share their expertise and wisdom.

Toby Myers,EdD, LCSW, LPC


Conference Co-Founder

Debby Tucker, MPA

Conference Co-Founder




Sun 2:00-3:00 pm Registration Hotel
Sun 3:00-6:30 pm Training Hotel
Mon 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Training The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Tues 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Training The University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Please make travel arrangements to stay through the end of the training.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS – The State Bar of Texas has accredited this training for 15.00 hours, including 1.00 hour of ethics for attorneys. For social workers, 15 hours, including 1.75 hours of ethics, are available. Other professionals, LPCs, law enforcement, etc., can take the program and the certificate to submit to their training director and / or licensing board. LPCs usually go along with whatever social workers receive. For participants from other states, please secure the required paperwork from the licensing agency in your state and bring it with you so we may attest to your attendance and completion of the training.

The training will be conducted at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law in Austin, TX at 727 East Dean Keeton Street in the Eidman Courtroom.

This conference has been approved by the Office on Violence Against Women, for OVW grantees, approval number, 2010-MU-01. To determine if your grant funds can be used to attend this conference, please submit a grant adjustment notice to your OVW program specialist, and reference the approval number. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication / program are those of the author(s) and do necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.



Individuals can register online, through the mail or at the door. A group discount is available although individuals must register together (through the mail) to receive the discount.

1st individual from an organization
2nd individual from same organization
3rd individual from same organization
4th individual and all others from the organization

Meals – A snack will be provided on Sunday, with Continental breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Participants are on their own for additional meals.

Special Needs – Let Christina Walsh know if you will have any special needs during the training.

Scholarships – Unfortunately, none are available for this training.

Registration Options

1) If you are an individual registrant you can register online or download the registration form and then mail a check or use PayPal.

2) If a single payment form will be used for more than one registrant then you must register by downloading the registration form (one form per person), but you may mail a check or use PayPal.

Payment Options

1) Check payable to the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, in advance

2) PayPal credit card or your own account, click on the "Donate" button below, in advance

3) Cash / Check accepted at the door only and for $325

Registration is on a first come, first-served basis and is not accepted via telephone or fax.

Once your payment and registration form are received, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You are not considered registered until you receive this e-mail.

Cancellations and name changes must be made in writing.

Refunds, less a $25 processing fee, may not be available after 6:00 pm CT on December 31, 2010 and must be received in writing by then. Refunds will not be issued until January 24, 2011 or after.


Hotel Information

In the heart of one of the most energetic cities in America, the Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center is at the crossroads where the real world and Austin's attitude converge. Within walking distance of favorites such as the 6th Street live music scene and one-of-a-kind places to eat and shop, this prime Austin accommodation has it all. At the doorstep of the Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center are the State Capitol, The University of Texas, the flagship store of Whole Foods Market, and the trendy Warehouse District. The Courtyard Austin Downtown/ Convention Center is conveniently located at 300 East 4th Street and can be reached at 512/236-8008 (voice), 512/236-8009 (fax) and 866/816-8693 (toll free).

Reserve a single room with a king-sized bed or a double with two queen-sized beds.

Note to participants from non-profit organizations: provide this completed form when you check in at the hotel to be exempt from applicable taxes.


Transportation in Austin

Transportation between the hotel and training site will be provided on Monday (AM and PM) and Tuesday (AM and PM). However, transportation from the training site to the airport on Tuesday PM is each registrant's responsibility.


Driving directions to and parking at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

The typical cab fare between the airport and the hotel is $22-$27 one way.

SuperShuttle is available for $14 one way or $23 round trip. Advance reservations are required for SuperShuttle (1-800-BLUE VAN) pick ups at the hotel or The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Transportation information (including parking rates at the hotel) from regional airports to local businesses to historical attractions and this interactive map will help you get there with ease.



The University of Texas at Austin School of Law


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