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 how to set a reasonable schedule.
Whenever possible, work with the opposing side to provide experts enough time to perform their analyses and write their reoprts. Leaving only a few weeks for rebuttal reports and depositions can result in rushed work and though plaintiffs often prefer a tight schedule, both plaintiffs and defendants benefit from having time to respond properly.
Excerpted from the ABA Expert Witness Alert, Summer/Fall 2007