How to Work with an Expert Witness

Expert witnesses play a critical role in the judicial process. Maintaining a solid working relationship with your expert witness will significantly improve the outcome of a trial and help win lawsuits. Keep the following tips in mind for the next time you are working with an expert.

Communicate with your expert witness: Both the attorney and expert witness should frequently communicate in order to avoid misunderstandings and conflicts in the future. Discuss a communication style that works for both of you. Communication between you and a professional witness is extremely important and can strengthen your working relationship.

Provide the expert with all necessary materials and information: A professional witness is supposed to review voluminous documents, conduct experiments, or analyze scientific methodologies. So, it is crucially important to give your expert access to all the information he or she may need. Any discovery of new information and evidence should be provided to the professional so that he or she can write a reliable final report.

Prepare your expert for court: If you want to get the most out of your expert, discuss all the relevant legal aspects of the testimony, as well as any nuances they should be aware of in advance.


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