Chapter 23 : Evolution of Expert Witnesses

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With the increasing complexities of life and science, there will be more need for fresh, new experts who can work for the plaintiff or defendant to lend their expertise in the pursuit of truth, and the striving for justice and equity. The use of experts is constantly proliferating. With this buildup of expert witnesses, courts will become more critical of experts and judges will attempt to reduce their number in a case. Attorneys are taking postgraduate seminars and specializing in particular types of cases. Experts will need to become familiar with the Federal Rules of Evidence as well as their own particular expertise pertaining to the case. With the increasing availability of telecommunication, video conferencing may be used for expert testimony and video depositions will become more frequent. Expert witnesses will become more competitive. With the current downsizing of industry many skilled individuals have become consultants and expert witnesses. The need for expert witnesses will continue to grow, but the expert will need to work harder and be more aggressive in his pursuit of cases.

Citation: Ellner P. 2006. Evolution of Expert Witnesses, p 145-146. In The Biomedical Scientist as Expert Witness. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555816520.ch23
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