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When helping experts market their practices, we don't expect them to know everything about marketing and especially marketing with a website; that's why we're here and what we do. However....We have a folder called the "Expert Witness Marketing Hall of Shame" for situations we just never...
Turning down business seems to go against everything we've ever been taught, but sometimes, it may be the smartest thing you can do.When Rosalie and I read Michelle Golden's post, "Knowing When (and How) to Say No," we both knew we had to share it. As Rosalie put it, "Some of this I couldn't...
Following Rosalie's June newsletter article, "How Much to Say in the Initial Inquiry Call," several experts sent me their own "initial call" procedures. Here is one so clear and comprehensive, I wanted to share it:When a new attorney calls me and tells me general information about a case he has, I...
In a teleseminar on making your expert reports effective and defensible, attorney Steve Babitsky cautioned against speculating or guessing (or even the appearance of having done so): First of all, don't speculate or guess. If you don't know what the answer is to something and you're writing a...
How much do you make testifying as an expert witness? The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has ruled that you should not be required to share that information. Attorney John Day has all the details. (Hat tip to Toby Edwards at Round Table Group)
Attorney Elliott Wilcox has some tips for expert witnesses on testifying. Having served as the lead trial lawyer in nearly 2oo jury trials and numerous non-jury trials, he might know a little about this . Mr. Wilcox cautions that this is just a quick primer:Don't get rushed. Get into the pattern of...
Attorney Robert Ambrogi discusses the changes to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that will protect some communications between experts and their attorney-clients, such as draft expert reports. Read the entire article in the IMS newsletter.
As an expert witness, your demeanor can be critical to how triers of fact view you, your report, and your testimony. Respect, politeness and composure can make a big difference in how the jury sees you. In "Effective Expert Preparation and Presentation," in The Advocate Magazine, May 2010, the...
I frequently read advice and reactions from attorneys and judges regarding expert witnesses. It is rare, however, to hear it from a juror's perspective. Here are one juror's comments after a recent seven day trial:Expert Witness for Plaintiff [EWP] was not board certified and claimed the reason he...