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Law for the Expert Witness 3rd ed isbn 9781420046731

Law for the Expert Witness 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780849381355
ISBN: 0849381355
New Edition ISBN: 9781420046731
Published: November 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Written by a trial lawyer turned professor, Law for the Expert Witness, Second Edition is for professionals who participate - voluntarily or involuntarily - in the legal system as expert witnesses. This book discusses the practical aspects of pre-trial discovery and the Rules of Evidence. Most of the principles are illustrated using actual cases decided by various courts. The book also includes helpful hints based on the author's trial experience and appendices that contain the texts of the relevant Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence. This text is an excellent primer for chemists, medical professionals, civil engineers, environmental toxicologists, and other professionals called to provide expert testimony, as well as a practical handbook for lawyers to utilize in preparing experts for testifying.

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Before TrialFiling Suit, or Legal PaperworkDiscovery in GeneralDepositionsOther Discovery TechniquesFailure to Cooperate in DiscoveryPre-Trial ConferencesThe Rules of EvidenceFundamental ConceptsWho Is an Expert and When One Can TestifyThe Form of Questions to an ExpertTests, Experiments, and the Chain of CustodyCommon Knowledge and Routine PracticeReal EvidenceExhibits and DemonstrationsThe Rule Against HearsayHearsay Exceptions I-IntroductionHearsay Exceptions II-Writings and RecordsHearsay Exceptions III-Printed MatterHearsay Exceptions IV-MiscellaneousBest Evidence RuleA Real CaseSuggestions and Hints for Expert WitnessesOrganizing Narrative Direct TestimonyWithstanding Cross ExaminationAppendicesExtracts from the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Numerical OrderExtracts from the Federal Rules of Evidence in Numerical OrderTable of CasesIndex.