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expert witness

A witness in a court case or other legal proceeding, or in an arbitration proceeding, who, by virtue of his experience, training, skill, and knowledge of a particular field or subject, is recognized as being especially qualified to render an informed opinion on matters relating to that field or subject.
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It would be quite wrong to perpetuate the immunity of expert witnesses out of mere conjecture that they will be reluctant to perform their duty to the court if they are not immune from suit for breach of duty.
Whether driven by a need to supplement income from general appraisal work or an interest in the field, appraisers looking to offer their services as expert witnesses have several resources available to help them gain a foothold.
Physicians have an obligation to testify in court as expert witnesses when appropriate, and the testimony must be impartial.
One of the major roles of expert witnesses is to act as consultants.
The appeal court overruled a lower court that concluded that Sir Roy, and all other expert witnesses, are immune from disciplinary action.
It has become increasingly difficult for courts to find doctors willing to come forward as expert witnesses, especially where child abuse is suspected," he said.
AESI 2002), I know that two of Rankin's coauthors were expert witnesses for the plaintiffs and that at least one of them was compensated.
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the country's largest professional society of neurologists, has revised its guidelines for neurologists who testify as expert witnesses.
Alameda, CA) has published "Winning with Expert Witnesses in Commercial Litigation," a hardbound book that explains how to establish the proper foundation for testimony by an expert witness, how to conduct direct examination, how to limit direct examination by the other side and how to prepare for and conduct cross-examination.
For more than 14 years, I've represented CPAs who were witnesses and targets of IRS criminal investigations, and I've retained CPAs as expert witnesses and forensic accountants.
To help the court wade through the complex scientific issues, a number of expert witnesses have been summoned.