Evidence, Expert Witnesses, and Courtroom Blunders: Be Prepared!


The KTLA Women's Caucus is presenting a practical trial skills program for common issues seen in the courtroom as noted by those who see them often - judges.

The 4 CLE credit hour (pending) program will include explanations and demonstrations on expert witnesses, objections, and foundations, concluding with a judicial panel featuring Douglas County District Court Judges:

Friday, September 13

Kathy Kirk, Program Chair 

1:00 – 1:10 | Introduction: Kathy Kirk

1:10 - 2:00 | Selecting, Identifying, Qualifying, and Examining Expert Witnesses: Monique Centeno and Rachel Smith

2:00 – 2:50 | Evidence: Laying the Foundation: Audra Asher and Ashley Billam

2:50 - 3:00 | BREAK

3:00 - 4:00 | Evidence: Objections: Tina Huntington and Heather Lottmann

4:00 – 5:00 | What Have the Women in the Black Robes Seen, What Do They Never Want to See Again, and What They Want to See in the Future! Douglas County District Court Judges Amy Hanley, B. Kay Huff, Peggy Kittel, Sally Pokomy, and former pro tem judge Bethany Roberts (moderating)

5:00 | Social hour for all registrants and presenters; details TBA


We hope to see you in September!


Douglas County District Courthouse

Division One Courtroom
111 E. 11th Street
Lawrence, Kansas

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