How to Hire a Forensic Expert

Presented by Mike Wakshull & San Diego County Law Library

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Course Description

Length: 1h 2min    Published: 3/16/2017    
Have you retained an expert witness who sounded great, knew the right words to get hired, then turned into a disaster? What happened up front that caused this result?

This seminar introduces the legal professional to methods for interviewing a prospective document examiner, or other prospective expert witness. You will learn how to properly vet your prospective expert. These techniques are also valuable for preparing to cross examine an opposing expert.

After this seminar you will:
- Know the questions to ask of your prospective expert
-Learn why the low priced expert may be the most expensive
-Why years of experience is no substitute for skill and knowledge
-Always research the prospective expert to learn whether the CV is honest
-Find out whether the prospective expert has told you the whole truth
-Know what to expect in a properly written expert’s report and types of reports Recognize the effects of bias on forensic examiners’ opinions

Learning Objectives
* Understand the key questions to ask of a prospective forensic expert
* Learn how to evaluate an expert's CV
* Recognize the effects of bias on forensic examiner's opinion

Speaker Q&A

Presented By:

Mike Wakshull

Temecula, CA

San Diego County Law Library

San Diego, California

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