Avoid last minute expert witness preparation whenever possible. The biochemistry expert witness may need several days of intensive work before meeting with you to prepare for court. Tell the expert what work you expect him to have completed before you meet for a deposition or trial preparation session. You will want the expert to have read all the materials, completed tests, and have thought through all aspects of the case with particular attention to possible questions the opposite side may pose.
Scheduling expert testimony during trial can be difficult. Matching the limited time your expert has available to the uncertain tempo of a trial can be a problem. Know the expert’s schedule before setting a trial date so that it you can accomodate their schedule.