May 18, 2016, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Family Division Courthouse located at 175 NW 1st Avenue 11th Floor Miami, Florida 33128.The presentation is based, in part, on the article I published last Fall in the Florida Bar Commentator, The Daubert Crucible. In 2013, the Florida Legislature amended Sections 90.702 and 90.704 of the Florida Statutes to bind Florida courts to the Daubert standard for the admission of expert testimony and the basis for an expert’s opinion. My co-presenter, Evan Marks, Esq. and myself, will answer the questions: What is the Frye Rule? What is Daubert? And why we all need to know. This presentation addresses the new statutory changes to §90.702 and §90.704; how the new Daubert standard differs from the old Frye rule; the lingering Constitutional problem, recent Florida appellate cases applying the Daubert standard; how the judge’s role in admitting expert testimony has changed; and the new Rules’ impact on the admissibility of expert testimony in Family Division cases. The event is sponsored by Family Court Services. Family Court Services was developed to assist family law judges and general magistrates with some of the Court’s most difficult family cases, reducing case delays while tending to the unique needs of divorcing parents and their children. CLE and continuing education credit for judiciary, attorneys, mental health professionals, mediators and professional interpreters are also available. You can register here. Don’t forget to bring a lunch.
Divorce on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Tomorrow, May 18th, I will be speaking at the Lunch & Learn Series with my colleague Evan Marks, on the use of experts in paternity and divorce cases: “The Daubert Crucible.” The Lunch & Learn Series is a fantastic series of presentations hosted monthly by Family Court Services, and this one will take place on: