The A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing

Author: Steven Babitsky,James Mangraviti,Alex Babitsky

Publisher: SEAK, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781892904294

Category: Law

Page: 626

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The A to Z Guide to Expert Witnessing is the comprehensive work on expert witnessing. The topics covered include civil procedure, evidence, quali?cations, CV writing, forming and expressing opinions, report writing, testifying skills, marketing, fee setting, billing, collections, ethics, privileges, discovery, avoiding abuse and much more. It features 24 concisely written chapters, 26 appendices, hundreds of examples with easy to read summary head notes, priceless practice pointers and a detailed index. You will learn: * How to best connect with and persuade a jury * How to market yourself professionally and cost-effectively * Premium fee-setting, billing and collection techniques * Relevant rules of civil procedure and evidence, Testifying skills * Expert witness risk management, How to handle abuse by attorneys * How to maintain high ethical standards * How to bullet-proof your CV and written reports * How to meet challenges under Daubert * The limits of discovery and privilege * and much, much more Features: In the appendices you'll ?nd invaluable resources, which include: *A compendium of expert witness referral organizations, *A list of online and print directories, *A list of legal journals and other publications, *A list of forensic organizations, *A list of bar associations and other legal associations, *Model expert fee schedules, *Model fee agreements, *Model bills, and *A fee survey: what other experts are charging for their time

Expert Psychiatric Evidence

Author: Keith Rix

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 9781908020321

Category: Medical

Page: 289

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This is an excellent read and of value both to those starting out and those already with some experience as an expert.'' Dr. Mike Ventress, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist ''This is an admirable manual for psychiatrists, indeed for all medical practitioners who choose, or (as often happens) are obliged, to do forensic work and for the lawyers who enlist them.

Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them

Author: NITA,Steven Lubet

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1632814293

Category: Law

Page: 188

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Order two copies of this book: one for yourself and one for your expert witness. It will give experts the confidence they need to be comfortable in court, and give you the skills necessary to emphasize the credibility of your experts. You can avoid pitfalls such as unintentional signals, inappropriate demeanor and appearance, and awkward body language by using Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them, Third Edition as your guide. Elizabeth Boals and Steve Lubet coauthored the Third Edition of Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them expanding and amplifying the original book with: • New guidance on the development and presentation of expert testimony in the digital age, including discussion of visual aids and electronic discovery • Updated analysis of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure • Updated discussion of the ethical rules governing expert retention and testimony • Examples of expert witness examinations and detailed discussion of techniques for coping with lawyer questioning • Checklists for quick reference The collaborative effort of Professors Lubet and Boals has resulted in a Third Edition that is worthwhile to both the expert witnesses and the lawyers who examine them. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

A Guide to Forensic Testimony

The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony as an Expert Technical Witness

Author: Fred Chris Smith,Rebecca Gurley Bace

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201752793

Category: Computers

Page: 509

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A technical expert and a lawyer provide practical approaches for IT professionals who need to get up to speed on the role of an expert witness and how testimony works. Includes actual transcripts and case studies.

Writing Reports for Court

A Practical Guide for Psychologists Working in Forensic Contexts

Author: Jack White,Andrew Day,Louisa Hackett

Publisher: Australian Academic Press

ISBN: 1875378804

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

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This text examines relevant mental health state legislation relating to criminal, civil and family courts and then sets out a logical structure for writing reports for such matters. The use of psychological tests and their utility in providing useful objective data for courts is also examined. Three chapters are devoted to questions central to an expert offering an 'opinion' in court.

Forensic Science in Court

The Role of the Expert Witness

Author: Wilson Wall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470743331

Category: Law

Page: 176

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Forensic Science in Court: The Role of the Expert Witness is a practical handbook aimed at forensic science students, to help them prepare as an expert witness when presenting their evidence in court. Written in a clear, accessible manner, the book guides the student through the legal process and shows them how to handle evidence, write reports without ambiguity through to the more practical aspects of what to do when appearing in court. The book also offers advice on what to expect when working with lawyers in a courtroom situation. An essential text for all students taking forensic science courses who are required to take modules on how to present their evidence in court. The book is also an invaluable reference for any scientist requested to give an opinion in a legal context. · Integrates law and science in an easy to understand format · Inclusion of case studies throughout · Includes straightforward statistics essential for the forensic science student · An invaluable, practical textbook for anyone appearing as an expert witness in court · Unique in its approach aimed at forensic science students in a courtroom environment

Forensic Testimony

Science, Law and Expert Evidence

Author: C. Michael Bowers

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123972604

Category: Law

Page: 296

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Forensic Testimony: Science, Law and Expert Evidence—favored with an Honorable Mention in Law & Legal Studies at the Association of American Publishers' 2015 PROSE Awards—provides a clear and intuitive discussion of the legal presentation of expert testimony. The book delves into the effects, processes, and battles that occur in the presentation of opinion and scientific evidence by court-accepted forensic experts. It provides a timely review of the United States Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) regarding expert testimony, and includes a multi-disciplinary look at the strengths and weaknesses in forensic science courtroom testimony. The statutes and the effects of judicial uses (or non-use) of the FRE, Daubert, Kumho, and the 2009 NAS Report on Forensic Science are also included. The presentation expands to study case law, legal opinions, and studies on the reliability and pitfalls of forensic expertise in the US court system. This book is an essential reference for anyone preparing to give expert testimony of forensic evidence. Honorable Mention in the 2015 PROSE Awards in Law & Legal Studies from the Association of American Publishers A multi-disciplinary forensic reference examining the strengths and weaknesses of forensic science in courtroom testimony Focuses on forensic testimony and judicial decisions in light of the Federal Rules of Evidence, case interpretations, and the NAS report findings Case studies, some from the Innocence Project, assist the reader in distinguishing good testimony from bad

A Guide to Expert Witness Evidence

Author: Maurice Dockrell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

ISBN: 9781847667175

Category: Law

Page: 350

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A Guide to Expert Witness Evidence provides an introduction to expert witness evidence in Ireland, aimed at both lawyers and potential expert witnesses. Topics covered include an overview of the Irish legal system both civil and criminal different types of quasi-judicial tribunals and arbitration/mediation procedures. It explains who can be an expert witness, the scope of evidence given by expert witnesses and the function and duty of expert witnesses. A key part of the book examines the role of the expert in a pre trial context, including report writing, as well as the expert giving evidence in court. The book then examines experts in various contexts, e.g. In the commercial court, in a criminal trial, medical experts, engineering experts, in a local authority context and family law. Contains coverage on the expert witness in the context of the legal system, as well as the limits of evidence that can be given. It will also give practical advise to dealing with performance anxiety.

Writing Forensic Reports

A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Daniel P. Greenfield,Jack A. Gottschalk

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826121592

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Despite the extensive technical literature on forensic mental health, there is a lack of practical guidebooks dedicated to generating clear and persuasive forensic mental health reports. Greenfield and Gottschalk present this practical handbook to address this critical need. This comprehensive guide outlines the proper format for forensic reports, contains multiple examples of full and partial reports, and is organized in a user-friendly, "how-to" style to accomplish its goal. The case overviews of full criminal reports, full civil reports, and civil summaries cover important topics such as domestic violence, malpractice, personal injury, malingering, and more. Key features: Full-length report samples with step-by-step guidelines explaining how each section of the report is done Designed to assist the novice, trainee, and seasoned forensic mental health practitioner Extensive commentaries and discussions following each case overview to convey how the report served to help resolve its case Extensive reference lists and appendices containing key terms, additional journals and periodicals, Internet resources, and assessment tools

Death of an Expert Witness

Author: P.D. James

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439144575

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In yet another page-turning installment in the bestselling Adam Dalgliesh mystery series from P.D. James, “the reigning mistress of murder” (Time), the Inspector must investigate the murder of a twisted forensic scientist and explore the dark secrets within his laboratory. When a brilliant forensic scientist is found murdered in his own laboratory, Scotland Yard is called to the scene. The victim, a well-respected, authoritative member of the scientific community, was unpleasant to and greatly disliked by those who worked closest to him, leaving detectives with a wealth of suspects and murderous motives. P.D. James’ beloved detective Adam Dalgliesh is the one man who can sort through the lies, chasing down the truth to the book’s powerful climax. P.D. James deftly weaves another tale of intrigue in Death of an Expert Witness. Engaging and thrilling, she takes readers along with her troubled detective on a case rife with psychological thrills.

Expert Witness Training

Profit from Your Expertise

Author: Judd Robbins

Publisher: Judd Robbins

ISBN: 1928564224

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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Expert Witness Training is packed with practical details and instruction about becoming, being, and succeeding as an expert witness. It features more than one hundred specific tactics for use by the specialist retained by an attorney as an expert witness. This comprehensive training program incorporates thorough explanations of qualifications, opinion formation and expression, testifying skills, witness credibility, and jury persuasion. Written in confident tutorial form by an experienced expert and teacher, it includes the latest references and legal standards needed by a well-trained expert witness for admissibility of evidence and testimony, as well as Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Daubert challenges. This book covers issues of importance to every expert from the perspective of the witness, along with perceptive insight into the attorney's mindset. Attorneys wishing to learn what experienced expert witnesses know and think should have a copy and copies for each of their experts.

American Legal Injustice

Behind the Scenes with an Expert Witness

Author: Emanuel Tanay,Robert I. Simon, M.D.

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 0765707764

Category: Law

Page: 340

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Forensic psychiatrist Emanuel Tanay has testified in thousands of court cases as an expert witness. Tanay provides a 'behind-the-scenes' view of our criminal justice system and clear examples of the rampant injustice that he has witnessed. He argues that the potential for injustice is built into our legal system in the form of incompetent lawyers, the imbalance of resources between the pricey defense lawyers hired by large corporations in civil trials and the inexperienced lawyers often hired by plaintiffs, and the political concerns of elected judges and prosecutors.

Expert Witnessing in Forensic Accounting

A Handbook for Lawyers and Accountants

Author: Zeph Telpner,Michael Mostek

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420041495

Category: Law

Page: 360

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From opposing the local CPA to tackling the Big Five - Everything you need to know about accounting in the courtroom With the recent boom in litigation and malpractice charges concerning tax, accounting, financial litigation, and fraud disputes, more and more accounting professionals are being hired as expert witnesses. Yet, few lawyers have a full understanding of what accountants can contribute to their cases. And few accountants are familiar enough with the legal system to recognize everything they have to offer as an expert witness. In turn, many relevant issues are missed and financial disputes are often settled with unfavorable outcomes. Conceived and written in the trenches, Expert Witnessing in Forensic Accounting: A Handbook for Lawyers and Accountants candidly shows how to be successful in the courtroom through the hands-on experiences of both a certified public accountant and a trial attorney. Zeph Telpner and Michael Mostek guide you through the entire judicial process - revealing their own and others' mistakes and triumphs along the way and presenting guidelines for everything from choosing an accountant to analyzing the opposing expert's deposition. The law of civil procedure, evidence, expert opinions, trial procedure, and the presentation of expert testimony are a mystery to many accountants and even some lawyers. This straightforward book pulls together all the essential information on the topic. Providing numerous case studies, annotated court documents, expert witness reports, and an actual trial transcript of an expert's testimony, Expert Witnessing in Forensic Accounting: A Handbook for Lawyers and Accountants helps you discover the relevant issues and facts needed to win the dispute. LAWYERS: Know how and when to choose and work with the right forensic accountant Determine whether to hire your forensic accountant as a consultant or an expert witness Decide how early to bring the accounting expert in on the case Discover everything that forensic accountants can accomplish for you Match the accounting expert with the job to be done Help the accountant do a superior job in discovery Use the forensic accountant to the greatest benefit Ask the right questions during direct and cross-examination Build a successful working relationship with the forensic accountant ACCOUNTANTS: Learn how to best advise lawyers during discovery and litigation Discover the procedural and evidentiary rules that most often affect forensic accountant specialists Know how to respond and what to expect while you're on the witness stand Successfully rebut the opinions of the opposing expert accountant Perform superior services in discovery, accounting guidance, and writing expert reports Know how to write a job engagement letter and negotiate fees See how an expert supported the valuation of a particular business in accordance with judicial requirements Build a successful working relationship with the lawyer

The Straight Truth

The Life of an Expert Witness

Author: William Gulya

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 145750670X

Category: Law

Page: 232

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Have you been wondering how to turn your experience and expertise into a lucrative and rewarding second career? This book is for everyone seeking The Straight Truth about the highly rewarding, high-stakes world of the expert witness. In these pages, the author shares valuable information about launching, marketing, building, and conducting an expert witness practice-but he does not stop there. Gulya discusses actual cases on which he served as an expert witness, revealing lessons learned, and alerting the reader to potential opportunities and pitfalls. With humanity, candor, and humor, he takes the reader right into deposition and trial, and lets them experience all the drama, heartbreak, and triumph of the expert witness life. William "Bill" Gulya has forty years of experience in the sitework construction business. He is a highly respected and sought after expert witness in his field. For many of those years, he has been the principal of Middlesex Trenching, a company founded by his late and beloved father. Over the years, Gulya grew the business from a tiny company using the local deli as an office, into a highly successful enterprise. The author and his wife Kathy have two children- Stacy and William, III-and four grandchildren, whom they adore. Gulya derives great satisfaction from using his extensive experience and knowledge to make a difference in people's lives. When he is not busy guiding justice toward the truth, he can often be found on the golf course, ruminating on the evidence in his latest case, and perfecting his golf swing. (Visit www.siteworkexpert.com)

The Expert Witness Marketing Book

How to Promote Your Forensic Practice in a Professional and Cost-Effective Manner

Author: Rosalie R. Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972323734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

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How does a seasoned expert witness or a professional who is adding litigation consulting to his practice market his services to the legal community? The Expert Witness Marketing Book describes how to build or increase a client base of attorneys and insurance personnel in a professional and dignified manner. Specifically, it defines the specific professional approach required for the legal market, teaches the skill of networking, translates the cyber babble of Internet marketing, points out avenues of free publicity and promotion, and explains how to compose a brochure, publish a newsletter and create advertisements. It also has a extensive Resources section with lists of conferences and publications and attorney organizations. The only book of its kind written by a legal marketing consultant, advance reviews from expert witnesses say, "Simply invaluable, you cannot afford to be without it," and "This book has something for everyone."

Testifying in Court

Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness

Author: Stanley L. Brodsky

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433812125

Category: Law

Page: 251

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In this extensively updated edition of his classic text, the author has combined a wealth of new research with feedback from users of the first edition and his own evolving experience as an expert witness.

Financial Expert Witness Communication

A Practical Guide to Reporting and Testimony

Author: Bradley J. Preber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118753550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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Praise for Financial Expert Witness Communication "Financial Expert Witness Communication is a great resource for those who have an interest in better understanding what it takes to be an expert witness, attorneys hiring financial expert witnesses, as well as experts and attorneys who have been doing it for years and just need a reference book handy. The real-world practical tips, checklists, and advice are invaluable. These are usually obtained through many years of experience and hard knocks, but this book puts these many lessons right on the table." —Michael A. Fahlman, Grant Thornton LLP, Forensic and Valuation Services Partner "Mr. Preber's book is a terrific and easy-to-use reference guide both for experienced financial expert witnesses that want to review their rudiments in the course of an engagement and for new or relatively inexperienced entrants to the expert witness world. Financial professionals that are considering expert witness work will find helpful insight into what the work requires. I am not aware of another book like it." —Bennett W. Lasko, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP "I knew Brad Preber was a financial expert par excellence. And I also knew he was a gifted communicator as well. But in this book, Financial Expert Witness Communication, he has simply hit it out of the ballpark … in other words, rephrasing only slightly, read this book, and I guarantee you shall Witness Communication by a Financial Expert! A great resource for those in the field rendering expert witness testimony, whether contemplating it (future—to prepare better), doing it (present—to refine their skills and competencies), or having done it (past—to relive and relish) … " —Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti, ACA, CPA/CITP/CFF/CGMA, CFE, CIA, CFSA, CRP, CGAP, CRMA, CGFM, MAFF; Director, Corporate Governance Center, and professor of accountancy, Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA; Chairman, Committee on Governance, Risk, & Compliance of Financial Executives International (FEI); member, Standing Advisory Group, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), 2014–2016