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Expert vs. Expert Witness: What's the Difference

[No CE's] There is a difference between being an expert and being an expert witness. Do you know the difference? Join Shelene Giles as she shares the steps of qualifying as an expert witness, preparing as an expert witness, and the strategies of a successful expert witness.

Educational Objectives:
Following the webinar the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the steps in qualifying as an expert witness
  2. Identify the process of preparing for expert witness testimony
  3. Demonstrate effective strategies of an expert witness

About the Presenter:

Founder and President of FIG Services, Shelene Giles has extensive knowledge/experience within the medical and vocational case management fields. She began her career in assisting those with disabilities in the community. She entered into a world of medical issues without full knowledge of the medical process. Giles decided to compliment her profession of rehabilitation counseling with a nursing degree. Her attention moved toward understanding the affects as well as the life changing events of an injury/illness in catastrophic cases. Through the years, Giles began to understand the impact of nurses in the litigation settlement process. She focuses on determining future cost of care in catastrophic cases. Giles provides services as a consultant and expert witness (state and federal court).

Giles holds degrees in nursing, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, and business administration. A licensed registered nurse, she is a Certified Nurse Life Care Planner, Certified Life Care Planner, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified, and Legal Nurse Consultant Certified. Giles is a member of several organizations with a concentration in catastrophic injuries/illnesses and life care planning. In 2008, she served on the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners