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IBA: Go West, IndyBar! Go West! Quality CLE & Networking Await You

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By The Hon. Cale Bradford, Indiana Court of Appeals

Dear Fellow IndyBar Members:

It is with great pleasure that I will host this year’s IndyBar Destination CLE, taking place in Sedona, Arizona from November 15 to November 17. To entice your attendance, this year’s CLE will be held at the Enchantment Resort & Mii amo Spa, nestled into the red rock wall of Sedona’s Boynton Canyon. Your Indianapolis Bar Association has worked tirelessly to assemble programming, speakers and events to make this one of the most valuable and memorable seminars and networking experiences of your career.

Along with Scott Newman, former Marion County Prosecutor and Director of Strand Laboratories, I am also honored to be presenting an educational session in Sedona we have dubbed, “Me and You and Rule 702.”

For the past few years, Scott and I have taught a class of up-and-coming expert witnesses at IUPUI, focusing on the admission of expert testimony and expert testimony techniques. As a spinoff of our research and teaching, we have developed a segment for you that tracks the development of law for the admission of expert testimony—from Frye to Federal Rule 702, through Daubert, and on to Kuhmo Tire. We will cover recent amendments to Rule 702 as well as provide a thorough discussion of Indiana Rule of Evidence 702 and the recent Indiana Supreme Court case, Turner v. State.

Is Indiana a Daubert state or not a Daubert state? What are the most important things my expert witness needs to remember while testifying? For answers to these questions and more, it’s time to “get back on the road again” and join the IndyBar in Sedona, Arizona. Great programming and camaraderie await you in November. I hope to see you there!•
 

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