ABA Guidelines For Retaining Experts

An ABA Section of Litigation Task Force was appointed by Section of Litigation Chair Hilarie Bass to explore the creation of guidelines for retention of experts by lawyers on behalf of their clients. At the August ABA annual meeting the ABA House of Delegates voted down the resolution to adopt the guidelines which described a set of uniform best practices for lawyers to follow when hiring experts. The control and administration of the ABA is vested in the House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the association.