In Utilizing Experts In An Expert Way, Kelli Hinson and Tesa Hinkley describe the crucial role expert witnesses have at trial and give advice on how best to use them. In this excerpt, Hinson and Hinkley give tips on ensuring an effective audit process.
Extensive work goes into producing reports in litigation. The case team supporting the experts should have an audit process in place that ensures that all analyses were performed correctly and that factual statements can be verified from orignial source documents. In addition, the audit process should make certain that no information in the report is the result of only one person’s input or review.
Excerpted from the ABA Expert Witness Alert, Summer/Fall 2007