Law for the Expert Witness

Author: Daniel A. Bronstein
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420046748
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Expert Testimony A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them

Author: NITA
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1632814293
Format: PDF, ePub
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Order two copies of this book: one for yourself and one for your expert witness. It will give experts the confidence they need to be comfortable in court, and give you the skills necessary to emphasize the credibility of your experts. You can avoid pitfalls such as unintentional signals, inappropriate demeanor and appearance, and awkward body language by using Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them, Third Edition as your guide. Elizabeth Boals and Steve Lubet coauthored the Third Edition of Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them expanding and amplifying the original book with: • New guidance on the development and presentation of expert testimony in the digital age, including discussion of visual aids and electronic discovery • Updated analysis of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure • Updated discussion of the ethical rules governing expert retention and testimony • Examples of expert witness examinations and detailed discussion of techniques for coping with lawyer questioning • Checklists for quick reference The collaborative effort of Professors Lubet and Boals has resulted in a Third Edition that is worthwhile to both the expert witnesses and the lawyers who examine them. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Model Witness Examinations

Author: Paul Mark Sandler
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604429107
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this handbook, 70 model examinations show you how to deal effectively with practical evidentiary issues that every trial lawyer faces. The authors—experienced, highly skilled litigators—give you trial-proven, sequences of questions that translate the Rules of Evidence into examinations that will correctly prove facts—and are easily molded to your specific case. Each model starts with a description of a fact situation and is followed by the examination in Q & A format.

A Guide to Forensic Testimony

Author: Fred Chris Smith
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201752793
Format: PDF, Docs
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A technical expert and a lawyer provide practical approaches for IT professionals who need to get up to speed on the role of an expert witness and how testimony works. Includes actual transcripts and case studies.

Clinicians in Court Second Edition

Author: Allan E. Barsky
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462505260
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Interacting with the legal system can be stressful and intimidating for mental health professionals. This trusted book provides user-friendly strategies to help clinicians prepare for testimony in court and other legal proceedings. Using vivid case scenarios, the author explains legal terms and offers practical suggestions for avoiding pitfalls and managing ethical dilemmas. Clear guidelines are presented for record keeping, responding to subpoenas, preparing reports, and performing effectively on the stand as a fact witness or expert witness. Reproducible agreements and other sample documentation can be photocopied from the appendices or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition * Incorporates updates in research, case law, statutes, and practice. * Examines the developing role of mental health professionals as forensic consultants. * Increased attention to ethical issues, such as dual relationships, professional boundaries, confidentiality, and competence. * An appendix with reflection questions that extend the scope of each chapter. * Explores special issues that may arise in cases involving children * Supplemental materials for course use--including an instructor's manual--are available at the author's website.

Examining Witnesses

Author: Michael E. Tigar
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590312568
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Updated and expanded, this 2nd edition provides the theory, techniques, and strategy guidance needed to use witnesses effectively in trial.

Coping with Cross examination and Other Pathways to Effective Testimony

Author: Stanley L. Brodsky
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781591470946
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Health professionals, substance abuse counsellors, psychologists, handwriting analysts and experts on physical evidence should be interested in this book that teaches readers about the typical techniques attorneys use to challenge experts' credibility and the basis of their opinions. Pointers on preparation and effective narrative style are included, backed by findings from the emerging literature on the assessment of expert testimony.

Cross Examination Science and Techniques

Author: Larry Pozner
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1632843927
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques, Third Edition is an extensive revision and reorganization of Pozner and Dodd’s classic work, written to meet the needs of today’s trial attorneys. Pozner and Dodd’s signature techniques and methodologies, which have brought them acclaim as the nation’s leading experts on cross-examination, are illustrated with numerous new examples added specifically for the Third Edition. The authors provide their best-ever coverage of the “chapter method” of cross-examination with additional excerpts to illustrate various trial scenarios. New content also includes Chapter 6 on Cross Preparation Systems: Sourcing the Facts, giving you the tools to immediately inform a witness, and the court, what electronic or paper document you are using and exactly where in the document is the material upon which you are questioning. As always, the authors, who have lectured on cross-examination to thousands of attorneys worldwide, guide you to successful trial outcomes with a conversational, engaging, and easy-to-read writing style. Inside you'll find valuable advice on how to: Use opponents’ objections as the springboard for deeper and broader cross-examinations. Sequence cross-examination to teach the theory of the case in the best way, and to literally expand the rules of admissibility Use “loops” (the practice of incorporating and repeating key phrases and terms in successive questions to the witness) to rename witnesses and exhibits. Use “double loops” to discredit opposing expert witnesses. Use voir dire to create great jurors Use a fact-driven investigation to develop a winning theory Use a witness’s own words to follow your theme and theory Control the runaway witness Communicate winning theories in opening, cross, and closing Use loops to box in the witness Use tactical sequencing to create the most powerful cross Convert a witness’s silence into admission of fact Induce the witness to voice your pre-selected words Prepare for devastating impeachment Close off any escape routes for the witness Punish the evasive or “I don’t know” witness Control the crying witness Use timing, posture, inflection, diction, wording, eye contact, and other effects to emphasize a witness’s concession Effective cross-examination is a science with established guidelines, identifiable techniques, and definable methods. Attorneys can learn how to control the outcome with careful preparation, calculated strategy, effective skills, and a disciplined demeanor. Pozner and Dodd’s treatise remains the definitive guide to preparing killer cross-examinations, only from LexisNexis.

Media Law and Ethics Third Edition

Author: Roy L. Moore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135610061
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The third edition of Media Law and Ethics features a complete updating of all major U.S. Supreme Court cases and lower court decisions through 1998; more discussion throughout the book on media ethics and the role of ethics in media law; and an updated appendix that now features a copy of the U.S. Constitution, new sample copyright and trademark registration forms, and the current versions of major media codes of ethics, including the new code of the Society of Professional Journalists. Extensively updated and expanded chapters provide: *more detailed explanations of the legal system, the judicial process, and the relationship between media ethics and media law; *new cases in this developing area of the law that has attracted renewed attention from the U.S. Supreme Court; *the new Telecommunications Act and the Communications Decency Act; *a discussion of telecommunications and the Internet; *new developments in access to courts, records, and meetings such as recent court decisions and statutory changes; and *more information about trademark and trade secret laws and recent changes in copyright laws, as well as major court decisions on intellectual property. The book has also been updated to include new developments in obscenity and indecency laws, such as the Communications Decency Act, and the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Reno vs. ACLU. In addition, the instructor's manual includes a listing of electronic sources of information about media law, sample exams, and a sample syllabus.