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Rules of Evidence, FRE 702, CAL Workers' Comp, for Expert Witnesses

Wednesday, June 19 at 12:00pm PT | 1:00pm MT | 2:00pm CT | 3:00pm ET
1 Hour


The Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE 702) governs expert testimony in federal court. A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training or education may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise if the proponent demonstrates to the court that it is more likely than not (Concept of reasonable certainty or probability). In California Workers' Compensation litigation, the Vocational Expert must meet rules of evidence for substantial vocational evidence, requiring certain procedures and documentation consistent with supporting professional opinions. This session will discuss rules of evidence, how to meet those requirements, and how to avoid exclusion of testimony.

Credits: 1.0 CEs of the following credits have been applied: ABVE, CCMC, CDMS, CRC-CVE (Pending Approval)
  • CE approval codes valid through May 2025.
Speakers: Roderick Stoneburner, M.S., ICVE, IPEC, ABVE and Frank Diaz, California Chapter - Legislative Chair

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and define the specific criterial pertaining to the Federal Rules of Evidence 702.
  2. Identify and define criteria for California Workers' Compensation criteria for substantial vocational evidence.
  3. Summarize and apply basic scientific principles used by expert witnesses.
  4. Identify requirements to establish credibility as an expert witness.