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Om Law for the Expert Witness
Extensively updated and expanded to incorporate legislative and practical changes enacted since the publication of the previous edition, this third edition of Law for the Expert Witness comprehensively covers the current processes and techniques of legal procedure. Beginning with procedural issues that an expert witness would encounter in advance of the trial itself, the chapters cover legal paperwork, disclosure, depositions, discovery, and the penalties incurred due to any failure to comply with these rules. New material regarding amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is included as they concern required disclosure early in the litigation process and the disclosure of electronic information. The second section addresses evidentiary issues. Photographs and diagrams illustrate the modern physical arrangement of a courtroom and the use of exhibits and demonstration. Updated case studies and examples of relevant court decisions demonstrate newly settled issues regarding who is an expert and when one can testify. The third section presents tips and hints from the authors own extensive experience as a trial lawyer. Suggestions regarding organization of narrative direct testimony and withstanding cross examination are beneficial for all but the most experienced professional witness. Appendices reflect recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence, both instruments largely applicable in most states. Presenting authoritative information available from no other source, as well as analysis and application of the latest federal rules of procedure, Law for the Expert Witness provides a crucial tool for the confidence and preparation of those who might one day find themselves testifying in court.