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Preparation essential when using expert witness | Stacey Stevens and Craig Brown

Monday, January 30, 2017 @ 4:13 PM | By Stacey Stevens and Craig Brown

Trial preparation is a daunting task. Particularly so, if you accept conventional wisdom that there is a direct and proportional relationship between the amount of work put into preparation and the probability of success at trial.

Briefing lay witnesses, particularly the parties, is very time consuming. More challenging from an advocacy point of view is the preparation and briefing of expert witnesses.

It is important to keep in mind that from the advocate’s point of view the purpose of calling an expert is to persuade the...