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Here they are…   1. Hiring an expert too late. Experts can be helpful and sometimes essential in properly investigating and evaluating a case. They can provide guidance in drafting discovery  requests and determining whether information has been…

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  Palais de justice historique de Lyon, France Objections should be kept to a minimum. The Rules contemplate that objections should be concise and afford the examiner the opportunity to cure the objection. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(c)(2) (noting that…

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The right expert can educate and enlighten a jury and help prove your case. Below are some suggestions on how to locate an expert.   (a) Classes of expert witnesses in academia, working professionals, and full time professional experts. These are the…

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Here are points to consider: 1. Cannot be a contingent fee arrangement. This is unethical and would be disastrous regardless… enough said. 2. Cost of initial consultation. This should be free or nominal, but make sure this is clear. 3. Definition of scope…

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To serve your expert’s testimony up to a jury you must consider and establish the following: 1. Qualifications. You need to know precisely what you are using your expert for, and then determine if the expert’s scientific, technical, or other specialized…

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An area which is often overlooked is screening your expert. This is important. Treat it like you would a major purchase, because it is.    (a) Review and verify Curriculum Vitae. You can devastate an expert if he lies on his CV. I have done this before…

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So you think you need to hire an expert? When should you do so? Consider the following: 1. When to Hire. It is usually advantageous to hire an expert as soon as it is clear you will require one. Oftentimes, you will be hired by a client on a moment’s…

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Is the information within the common understanding of the jury?  Rule of Evidence 702 governing expert testimony does not always apply and bar lay testimony on issues which are just plain common sense. In certain instances the answer to whether there was…

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I don’t see myself as a hero because what I’m doing is self-interested: I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.  Edward Snowden There is an assault on our privacy.  We…

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Often times you cannot eliminate troublesome jurors.  This can be a real problem since developing challenges for cause against an unfavorable juror can be difficult and at times impossible. In such cases, you want to use your peremptory challenges against…
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