expert witness


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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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An expert witness is an expert who makes this knowledge and experience available to a court to help it understand the issues of a case and a thereby reach a sound and just decision.
The expert witness admitted that his last visit took place in the '70s, before cellular phones were in use, thereby rendering him unable to give "on-the-ground" testimony on Lebanese cellular networks.
If an individual has prior experience as an expert witness, it is important to consider whether a consistent pattern can be observed in the expert's judgment--that is, given similar sets of facts and circumstances, an expert should consistently mach the same conclusions.
But if you will say anything to make the client happy, you may find that your career as an expert witness will be over before it has barely begun.
Your client's trade association might also track the use of experts and maintain a database of useful information about an expert witness.
In the first the author examines the rules regarding the expert witness in pre-modern Islamic law.
The tool targets an attorney's pain points in finding out about an expert witness, whether about potential biases, any inconsistencies in the person's background, pertinent news, or any disciplinary action taken," says Stirling.
Jenkins has attained the highest forensic accounting qualification possible adding to his impressive CV, which also sees him as a member of both the Expert Witness Institute and the Academy of Experts.
The expert witness should have an unrestricted medical license at the time of the occurrence of the event under litigation.
The use of an 'itinerant' expert witness in our civil courts used to be confined mostly to the field of forensic pathology, but has now become established in radiology.
The simplest way to charge for locating an expert witness is a flat fee of $500-$1,000 per expert that the attorney agrees to hire.