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Stop the "Battle of the Experts": Solutions for Using Experts Effectively in Environmental and Construction Disputes

Learn how to effectively use scientific and technical experts to settle disputes.

Disputes involving environmental and construction issues, like other highly technical disputes, commonly require the use of experts. This ondemand webinar is geared to help the person responsible for cost-effective and timely resolution of disputes, understand how technical experts can be used more cost-effectively and productively, in resolving technical or scientific based disputes. The concept of hot tubbing experts from Australian courts is reviewed. Recent case studies are described with new approaches and structures for using experts more effectively including mediation, advisory panels, dispute review boards and court reforms. This ondemand webinar will show how these concepts can improve the resolution process in time, cost and the quality of outcomes. In particular these methods are most helpful to nontechnical judges (or law makers) making important scientific or technical-based decisions, which sometimes could have lasting effects beyond the case at hand. These benefits can be summarized as increased efficiency and efficacy in the necessary use of experts in narrowing issues, finding solutions and resolving disputes, and doing so at far less cost and time when parties are committed to improving the process.

Runtime: 85 minutes
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Agenda

Overview

  • Dispute Resolution Continuum From Collaborative to Adversarial
  • Disputes That Require the Use of Scientific or Technical Experts
  • Lawyers and Their Experts - Creating the Adversarial Battle Lines

"Hot Tubbing" Experts

  • Reform in Australian Courts to Improve the Effective Use of Experts
  • Hot Tubbing Concepts Pre-Trial and During Trial
  • Concerns About Hot Tubbing

Expert Collaboration With Mediation

  • Case Study - Dispute Between Developer and the Farmers Over Storm Water
  • Mediation Process to Reach a Cost-Effective Technical Solution
  • Benefits of Mediating With Experts

Nonbinding Advisory Opinions

  • Case Study - Differing Site Conditions Claims
  • Gulf Coast Claims Facility Use of Experts
  • Use of Standing Dispute Advisory Boards

Court Mandated Expert Collaboration

  • Case Study - Colorado Water Courts Experts Reform
  • Background of Colorado Supreme Court Water Court Committee
  • Water Court Rule 11 Detailed Reform on Experts

Final Thoughts

  • The Problem With Battling Adversarial Experts
  • The Benefits From Greater Expert Collaboration
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This course was last revised on January 21, 2015.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Christopher Kane, P.E., Esq.

Christopher Kane, P.E., Esq.

AECOM

  • Vice president, chief counsel at AECOM, supporting AECOM Capital and the End Market Group in the development of major integrated infrastructure projects
  • Licensed engineer and attorney and has been a mediator for over 20 years
  • Serves the co-vice chair for ADR Committee, ABA’s Section of Energy Environment and Resources; he participated in the N.J. Sandy Mediation Program and is on the panel of mediators for AAA and CPR
  • Experience with the engineering and construction industry for over 35 years
  • Prior to receiving his law degree, he spent 5 years as an engineering officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and worked on several water projects in the Pacific Northwest
  • Expertise in formation of public private partnerships providing innovative solutions to finance and deliver energy, water and transportation infrastructure
  • J.D. degree, George Washington University; engineering degree, United States Military Academy
  • Can be contacted at 609- 802-6506 or chris.[email protected]
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Product ID: 395746
Published 2015
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