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Author Speight, James G.

Title The scientist or engineer as an expert witness / James G. Speight
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 209 pages)
Series Chemical industries ; 122
Chemical industries ; v. 122
Contents Being an Expert Witness; Introduction; An Expert Witness; Types of Experts; Types of Litigation; Rules of the Court versus Rules of the Laboratory; Work Product and Attorney–Client Privilege; Ethical Considerations; The Resume, the Internet, and Retention of the Expert ; Introduction; The Resume; Using the Internet; Selecting and Retaining an Expert; Retention of the Expert; Conclusions; The Expert Witness ; Introduction; Qualifications and Experience; The Client; The Initial Attorney–Expert Contact; The Expert and the Dispute; Time to Walk Away; Confidentiality and Nondisclosure; Conclusions; Attorney–Expert Witness Relationships ; Introduction; Contact; Scientists and Engineers; Information from the Attorney; Discoverable and Nondiscoverable Communications; Interrogatories; Depositions; Reports ; Introduction; Explaining Science and Engineering to Judges and Jurors; The Oral Report; The Written Report; Charts, Figures, and Visual Aids; The Predeposition and Deposition; Introduction; The Pleadings Stage; Discovery; Predeposition Preparation; Items for the Deposition; The Deposition; Conflict of Interest; The Trial ; Introduction; Pretrial Preparation; Trial Preparation; Courtroom Layout; Jury Trial and Bench Trial; The Judge; The Jury; The Expert Witness in Court; The Scientist or Engineer on the Witness Stand; Epilogue ; Introduction; After-Trial Responsibilities; The Trial Transcripts; Future Litigation Arising from the Trial; Records Accumulated during the Case; Lessons Learned; Glossary; Bibliography and Additional Reading; Index
Summary The increased technical nature of litigation coupled with an increase in the number of cases have given rise to the need for a book specifically written for scientists and engineers called to testify as expert witnesses. Unique in its approach, The Scientist or Engineer as an Expert Witness assists these experts in clearly conveying the often complicated information to a non-technical audience.Highly detailed and exceedingly thorough in scope, the book begins with a complete discussion of the functions of the expert witness before delving into the process of h
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-203) and index
Notes English
Subject Engineering.
Expert Testimony.
Forensic Sciences.
Evidence, Expert -- United States.
Forensic engineering -- United States.
Forensic sciences -- United States.
Evidence, Expert.
Forensic engineering.
Forensic sciences.
LAW -- Civil Procedure.
LAW -- Legal Services.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Judicial Branch.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008029653
ISBN 1420052594