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Expert Witnesses Defined

Why does iFind verify their experts?
(01/22/2013) Scott Jacobs
It is critical to the outcome of pending litigation that the selected expert has more than a common knowledge of his expertise. Experts are judged by the hiring counsel, opposing counsel, judge and jury on whether their experience, education and credentials are applicable to the matter at hand.

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Testifying Experts
(01/14/2013)
If the witness needs to testify in court, the privilege is no longer protected. The expert witness's identity and nearly all documents used to prepare the testimony will become discoverable. Usually an experienced lawyer will advise the expert not to take notes on documents because all of the notes will be available to the other party.

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Non- Testifying Expert
(01/14/2013)
In the U.S., a party can hire experts to help him/her evaluate the case. For example, a car maker may hire an experienced mechanic to decide if its cars were built to specification. This kind of expert opinion will be protected from discovery.

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History of Experts
(01/14/2013)
The earliest known use of an expert witness in English law came in 1782, when a court that was hearing litigation relating to the silting-up of Wells harbour in Norfolk accepted evidence from a leading civil engineer, John Smeaton

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Duties of experts
(01/14/2013)
An expert witness is required to be independent and address his or her expert report to the court. A witness may be jointly instructed by both sides if the parties agree to this, especially in cases where the liability is relatively small.

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Experts in the real world
(01/14/2013)
Typically, experts are relied on for opinions on severity of injury, degree of insanity, cause of failure in a machine or other device, loss of earnings, care costs, and the like.

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An expert witness, professional witness or judicial expert
(01/14/2013) Jill Roundy
a witness, who by virtue of education, training, skill, or experience, is believed to have expertise and specialised knowledge in a particular subject beyond that of the average person

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Becoming an Expert Witness
(01/09/2013) Jill Roundy
Experts are needed to evaluate the merit of complaints, write letters of opinion, act as witnesses, and testify in court cases. These experts are needed by both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Although most people think that experts are used only in medical malpractice cases, there is a need for experts in countless areas of knowledge.

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Who can be an expert witness?
(01/09/2013) Scott Jacobs
The reality is that today’s society has become specialized in every aspect of our lives. We have specialists that consult us in the management of our money, the landscaping of our houses, and in most of our other personal affairs. We have personal bankers, personal trainers, a lawyer on retainer, an accountant, etc. Nearly everyone is an expert at something, but we rarely think of that experience as being valuable to anyone other than our current employer.

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As an expert witness, Why use a Support and Marketing Company?
(01/04/2013)
The best subject matter experts are those that have a current practice or have worked a life-time within their field of expertise. As an expert your main focus is your full time job, not managing the details of a legal matter. Experts typically make good money for the time spent providing their opinion, but their focus has to be on their every day job. The right expert support and marketing company will do the following for you:

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