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Expert witnesses are witnesses that are called to testify based on their specialized knowledge, not necessarily their direct knowledge of the events and issues at trial. As result expert witnesses are allowed to answer different questions than lay witnesses, but are also subject to additional requirements. To be qualified as an expert witness, the proferring attorney must demonstrate why the witness is an expert and that the methods they rely upon are generally accepted in their professional community. Once this is satisfied, expert witnesses may offer opinions and theories on the issues at trial, as opposed to lay witnesses that are generally restrained from such speculation.
Science Law Standards Stat and Res by
Call Number: KF8936.S34 2002
Publication Date: 2002-02-27
This book is a student edition spin-off from the popular Science Law. The authors introduce law students to the rigors and details underlying scientific expert testimony, offering an entry point to a host of scientific fields that are highly relevant to the law. The book is designed to acquaint law students with scientific fields that are crucial to practicing law. Subjects reviewed include admissibility of scientific evidence. ethical standards of, and those concerning expert witnesses, statistical proof, survey research, epidemiology, and toxicology.
Covers examination methods for expert witnesses as well as admissibility standards for scientific techniques and processes.
Expert Witness 101
The National Institute for Trial Adovcacy webcasts presents a trial judge's "best practices" for admitting expert testimony.
Practice Skills Toolkit : Tips on ADR, Discovery & Ethics
Call Number: KF9084 .P73 2013
Publication Date: 2014-06-10
A compilation of numerous resources published by members of the ABA Section of Litigation. Hundreds, if not thousands, of articles were reviewed, and the best were chosen, resulting in a book of relevance and worth to new and veteran attorneys.
Lawyer's Guide to Understanding Psychiatry by
Call Number: KF8965 .C37 2012
Publication Date: 2013-12-07
Focuses on providing a basic understanding of, and working familiarity with, the situations and terminology lawyers encounter in dealing with patients and clinicians.