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Working with Experts

Tips and strategies for working effectively with experts on your case. Covers how to prepare for direct of your expert, prepare your expert for cross, and conduct cross examination of the other side’s expert. Gives tips for maximizing your expert’s performance and steering clear of mistakes. Also discusses tricky ethical areas like privilege over communications and draft reports, as well as how to choose the right expert in the first place.

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  1. still frame from Big Picture 16 min

    Prepping for Expert Direct

    How to prepare for the direct examination of your expert. Includes tips for drafting your questions and organizing your outline. Explains how to cover each section of the expert’s report in your questions, drawing out the right information in a way that will land with the jury. Also includes how to prepare the expert for their direct testimony.

  2. still frame from Drafting a Cross Outline 16 min

    Crossing an Expert

    Advanced strategy for crossing an expert, including how to make the expert’s opinions seem unreasonable or unsupported, how to undermine their credibility, and how to adapt your cross after the expert’s direct.

  3. still frame from Educating Yourself 14 min

    Tips for Working with Your Expert

    Tips and strategies for the day-to-day workings with the expert on your case. Includes how to prepare to work with your expert and how to set clear expectations at the outset. Also covers how to manage communications with your expert given the discovery rules, including sending documents to the expert to form their opinions, and revising their report.

  4. still frame from Big Picture 16 min

    Prepping Your Expert for Cross

    An advanced discussion about how to effectively prepare your expert for cross examination. Discusses the best questions to ask your expert during mock Q&A, as well as the best ways to prep them to respond. Also covers how to prepare your expert for impeachment and to come across credibly.

  5. still frame from What Information You Can and Can't Share 15 min

    Ethical Issues Working with Experts

    Guidance on ethical issues that come into play throughout the process of working with an expert. Includes the hiring process, giving an expert access to information, helping an expert draft their report, disclosure obligations, and maintaining privilege and work product protections.

  6. still frame from Getting Started 16 min

    Selecting an Expert

    Strategic considerations for how (and when) to choose an expert for your case. Includes tips for your initial search and vetting process, and a detailed discussion of how to effectively interview candidates and assess them for the role.