Posted On: January 23, 2013 by Karen Olson

Judge Testifying As An Expert Witness

In Elected Judge May Complete Expert Witness Testimony, Michael S. Frisch, Ethics Counsel Georgetown Law Center writes:

The Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee has a recent opinion on the ethics of a judge testifying as an expert when retained prior to his election as a judge:
ISSUES

May a judge-elect testify as an expert on attorney’s fees at an evidentiary hearing which had commenced while he/she was a candidate for judge but had been continued to conclude his/her cross-examination after the date he/she was elected to the bench?

ANSWER: Yes.

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