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:
(3 of 3) Opinions — In some cases, you will then use the information from the assessment stage to form an opinion, and then you will be called upon to deliver that opinion in court on the witness stand or in a recorded deposition. In many more instances, however, your work will take place entirely behind the scenes as an expert who never testifies.
Robbins is the author of Expert Witness Training (www.expert-witnesses.net). Excerpted from marketwire.com.