Stork CRS in Wixom, Michigan, is offering a free online seminar, "Failure Analysis Support and Expert Witnessing for the Legal Profession ." Dr. John Tartaglia, Senior Metallurgical Engineer and Engineering Manager, will be presenting this webinar on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
After you complete the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for logging in and joining the webinar. [System Requirements: PC-based attendees: Required: Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista. Macintosh -based attendees: Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or newer.]
The presentation will cover specific aspects of the failure analysis process for members of the legal profession, including upfront procedures and analytical techniques used in failure analysis (FA) investigations for product liability, personal injury, subrogation, and other types of legal cases. The webinar will begin with the following discussion of typical steps taken before engaging experts: goal definition, information and evidence gathering, photographic documentation procedures and ASTM standards involved with legal investigations. The speaker will compare and contrast legal case investigations with conventional failure analyses. Then, using illustrative case studies, the speaker will discuss expert witness opinions about root causes for the failures.
At the end of the webinar, there will be time set aside for the speaker to answer questions submitted by participants.