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A Guide to Forensic Testimony: The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony as an Expert Technical Witness by Rebecca Gurley Bace, Fred Chris Smith

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Chapter 7. Enhancing Objectivity in a World of Bias

Dan Poynter has written extensively about a great number of things, including how to be an effective expert witness. His Expert Witness Handbook has been a popular read for experts of all kinds since 1987. It is particularly relevant to technical experts. Poynter suggests that any potential expert witness or litigation consultant should establish a consistent process for formalizing the business relationship the expert has with the attorney and the client. That relationship most often begins with a call or a letter from an attorney looking for an expert to consult on or testify in a case that is often fairly well along the litigation path. Beginning experts should understand what trial lawyers ...

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