FEWA Orange County Chapter July 14, 2018 Event!

Don't miss this exciting, education and fun networking full day seminar!

Kerrie Merrifield Earns Exclusive Accredited in Business Valuation Credential

Kerrie Merrifield, a CPA valuation expert with Axiom Forensics located in Laguna Niguel, CA,  has recently been awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  The ABV Credential, established in 1998 by the AICPA, is granted to qualified CPAs with considerable professional experience in business valuation.  
Kerrie Merrifield met the requirements to earn the ABV credential, which include passing a rigorous exam, demonstrating significant business experience in the area of financial forensics as well as completing a minimum of 75 hours of life-long learning and education activities in the area of valuation. The ABV Credential is granted exclusively to CPAs who are members in good standing of the AICPA which binds them to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.

CPAs who have earned the ABV Credential must be recertified every three years to maintain their credential.

Full Day Workshop - Joint Chapter Meeting: Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego: "Deposition Tactics"


July 14, 2018 8:30 AM–5:00 PM PDT

Venue: Tustin Ranch Golf Club

12442 Tustin Ranch 

Tustin, CA 92782

Deposition Tactics
Costly and Fatal Mistakes Committed by Expert Witnesses During Video Deposition Proceedings

Michael Jones will present a full day workshop that will benefit every expert witness, covering the following topics:

Costly and Fatal Mistakes

Appropriate & Inappropriate Attire When Testifying on Camera
Strategic Safeguards to Thwart Dubious Tactics Employed by Deposing Counsel
Essential Tools Every Expert Should Bring to a Video Deposition
Differences between the Transcribed Record and the Video Record

Informal Setting, Formal Proceeding

Latent Psychological Dynamics of the Video Deposition Environment
How to Maintain "Visual Integrity" Throughout the Video Deposition Proceedings
Rules of Evidence and Rules of Civil Procedure

How the Expert's Credibility is Compromised During Video Deposition Proceedings  

The Video Deposition Setting 
Inappropriate Examination of an Expert by Deposing Counsel
Lights, Camera &Audio
"Videographers" and Video Specialists

Witness Preparation -The Credibility Barometer

Mock Video Depositions of Expert Witnesses Recorded


8:30am - 9:00am - Breakfast, Networking and Check In

9:00am - 4:00pm - Presentation (lunch provided)

4:00pm - 5:00pm - Networking

Michael L. Jones, CSCV, CCVS - Digital Evidence Legal Video Services

Michael L. Jones is the founder and CEO of Digital Evidence Legal Video Services, a full-service legal video and litigation support firm located in Southern California. Mr. Jones is a court-qualified expert in the discipline of audio and video evidence, and he has over 40 years experience as an audio and video expert. 

 Prior to founding Digital Evidence in 2001, Mr. Jones produced, directed, videotaped and edited award-winning documentaries, news stories and high-profile investigative segments for ABC, NBC, CBS, FO and WB television networks and their affiliates for over 30 distinguished years. 

 Mr. Jones' firm is appointed by state and federal courts to enhance and conduct forensic audio and video evidence analysis during criminal matters in California. The Superior Court of California appointed Mr. Jones to its Panel of Expert Witnesses in 2009, and he provides testimony in courts of law regarding complex audio and video evidence. 

 Digital Evidence provides high-tech audio and video evidence discovery for civil litigation and criminal matters locally and nationwide. The firm video records depositions, mock trials, site inspections, conditional examinations, incident re-enactments, and provides a broad range of high-tech discovery solutions to its clientele.


Advance Registration
Member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $215.00 

On-site Registration
Member price: $245.00
Non-member price: $265.00 

Register Now

Registration will close July 13, 2018 11:59pm

Expert Witness Services