October 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Pre-Paid (Member): $40.00
Pre-Paid (Non-Member): $45.00
Pay at the Door (Member): $50.00
Pay at the Door (Non-Member): $50.00

5:30 p.m.: Optional Networking & No-Host Bar

6:00 p.m.: Featured Chapter Expert & Self-Introductions

6:30 p.m.: Dinner With Speaker

7:15 p.m.: Presentation. No further serving interruptions


A view from the bench: A Judge's Perspective on Expert Witness Testimony

Join other experts and attorneys in gaining insights in how judges evaluate expert's testimony. Superior Court Judge Roland J. Steinle, III will present his perspective on how experts can effectively communicate facts and opinions to the court. 


Judge Roland J. Steinle, III has been a judge with Maricopa County Superior Court since 2001.  He has completed an eight (8) year assignment in the Criminal Department  presiding over high profile capital murder cases (Serial Shooter Trial and the Honor Killing trial) and other special assignment cases. He was assigned to the Juvenile Court for two years, Family Court for three years, and the Civil Department for two years. 


In his prior life, he was a criminal defense lawyer in Phoenix and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  From 1986 to his appointment in January 2001, Judge Steinle was a trial attorney in the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office and later a senior attorney in the Office of the Legal Defender.  From 1976 to 1986, Judge Steinle practiced in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Initially he was an associate in a small firm emphasizing criminal law, and then he was a solo practitioner for 5 years.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University in 1973 and Law Degree from Marquette Law School in 1976.


Judge Steinle’s program, Restitution Enforcement Court, has received the Arizona Attorney General’s Victim’s Rights Award for Innovative Court Programs (2010).  Restitution Enforcement Court received a National Association of Counties Achievement Award (2011).  He has spoken at the National Center for Victim’s Of Crime Webinar “Making Restitution Real” in April 2010; and NCVC has published his article Restitution Enforcement Court: A Practical Approach to Assure Restitution to Victims (2011).  He has spoken at the National Center of Victim’s of Crime Annual Conference, National Organization for Victims Advocates  Annual Conference, the Western Regional Victim Compensation Board Meeting (2010), and the Kentucky Statewide Training on Restitution (2010) and was appointed to the Order of Kentucky Colonels.  Recently, Judge Steinle presented a keynote speech at the National Conference for Parents of Murdered children on the subject: “Integrity of Victims in the Criminal justice System”.  


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