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Expert Witnesses: Keys to Success

  • February 26, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 11:59 AM
  • Group Live; Virtual via Zoom


  • Discounted registration for members of the Austin Chapter
  • This type of registration is only available for students who are current members of the Austin Chapter of the ACFE.

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Expert Witnesses: Keys to Success

Description Expert witnesses provide testimony for various types of litigation including both civil and criminal.  This session includes a description of the purpose of testimony by expert witnesses and the attributes that make an expert witness effective and credible.  It also includes a discussion of the factors that can detract from an expert's testimony.

Speaker:   Doug Lowe, JD, LLM, CECFE, CFE is a criminal and civil Trial Attorney with a practice in Tyler, Texas.  He is a former Government and District Attorney, having served 16 years as criminal D.A. for Anderson County.  He conducts fraud investigations, risk management assessments, and is a trainer for public safety awareness.  He is also an adjunct instructor for Trinity Valley Community College.  Lowe earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a law degree from the University of Houston and a Masters in Law (LLM) from Texas A&M Law School.

Learning ObjectivesAfter attending this session, participants will be able to:  (1) explain the purpose of testimony by expert witnesses; (2) explain how to establish & maintain credibility as an expert witness; (3)  describe attributes of an effective expert witness; and (4) describe actions, demeanor, and other factors that detract from testimony by expert witnesses.

Recommended CPE credit & Field of Study:  1 CPE hour & Specialized Knowledge

Refund, Cancellation & No-Show Policy: Refunds of frees paid for internet-based sessions may be provided only if registrant contacts Austin ACFE not later than 24 hours prior to the start time of the session & documents an emergency or similar event that prevented participation.  For in-person events, registration cancellations and refund request must be made by contacting Austin ACFE not later than 5 calendar days from the start time of the session.  Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to the event will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.  Contact must be made via

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Non-profit Status:  The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) organization with the IRS.

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