In Are You Ready to Be An Expert Witness? computer expert witness Judd Robbins writes: “The fact is, judges and juries aren’t fond of ‘professional’ expert witnesses, who go from trial to trial as their primary means of support. But they do like working professionals who have an expertise in their fields, who maintain their day jobs, but who also know and understand the legal process.”
Robbins advises professionals who want to get into the expert witness field that they need to become familiar with the three primary ways expert witnesses work with attorneys:
(1 of 3) Investigation — As an expert witness, you study the technical details of materials, accidents or other events. You might run tests, create reconstructions, or research books and journals for writings on the same subject matter as your case. Your primary role in the beginning stage of an investigation is to learn the technical facts of the case and to explain to your retaining attorney the application of those facts.
Robbins is the author of Expert Witness Training (www.expert-witnesses.net). Excerpted from marketwire.com.