A primary responsibility of our expert witnesses is to assist the court. The expert witness is called to testify before the court not because of any prior involvement in the case or litigation but because of the knowledge, expertise, and/or skill they have related to the issue, so as to inform and support the court.
Participating with attorneys
Reviewing official documents and conducting independent research
Evaluating exhibits that are to be presented during the trial stage of the case
Answers questions under oath
Explains their qualifications to serve as an expert in their field for the court
Might consult with counsel
Sits in on the trial stage of the case to better understand the intricacies
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