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 selecting the attorney to communicate with experts.
In large cases, designating a point person whose responsibilities include communicating with the experts avoids unnecessary work and ensures coordination of expert research and legal strategy. The point person should be quanitatively skilled and have some decision-making authority or direct access to a senior case manager.
Excerpted from the ABA Expert Witness Alert, Summer/Fall 2007