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The Expert Witness Handbook/Tips and Techniques for the Litigation Consultant

Poynter, Dan

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ISBN 10: 0915516454 / ISBN 13: 9780915516452
Published by Para Publishing, Santa Barbara, California, 1987
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Tan buckram with gilt lettering. Text is clean and white, no marks. Unclipped DJ shows hint of scuffing, edgewear. "This bookis a valuable introduction for the neophyte expert witness and a constant reference for the season litigation consultant. It tells you how to get started, how to decide whether or not to accept a case, how to prepare for testimony, how to conduct yourself at a deposition and in court, how to make your testimony more effective, how to handle difficult questions, what to charge, how to collect bills, and much more." (from the jacket blurb). Bookseller Inventory # 2151

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Title: The Expert Witness Handbook/Tips and ...

Publisher: Para Publishing, Santa Barbara, California

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Now in a revised and updated edition, this useful guide explains how to succeed as an expert witness
-- In the 18 million lawsuits filed each year, at least two expert witnesses are needed to explain what happened or what should have happened

Veteran expert witness Dan Poynter describes the exact qualifications for the job, what an expert witness does, how to prepare effective testimony, how to answer hard questions, and what to charge clients. Peer-reviewed by more than 30 experts, attorneys, judges, and law professors, the new edition also includes a glossary of legal terms and a resource list of books, periodicals, and organizations.

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* More and more businesspeople and professionals are discovering a new place to sell their expertise: acting as advisors to attorneys in complex legal cases.-Business Opportunity Digest * This handbook will tell you how to get started and how not to fall apart in the courtroom.-Rainbo Electronic Reviews * There is good reason to feel intimidated by the court system, but most everything you, as a potential witness, need to know to demystify it is contained in this book.-Journal of Ground Water * The chapter on what to expect at trial is, by itself, quite helpful, full of "nuts and bolts" techniques for being an effective expert witness, handling difficult or tricky questions, etc. The style is direct and informative.-California DUI Report * The book tells how to perform the job professionally-and successfully.-The Welding Distributor * A reference for the seasoned litigation consultant and a valuable introduction for the neophyte expert witness.-American Consulting Engineers Council News * This is definitely one book you will want to read.-Veterinary and Human Toxicology * Full of ideas and resources, The Expert Witness Handbook is chock-full of sample forms and letters, checklists, guidelines and advice.-Institute for Professional Competency * Read the book and/or hire the author to put on a seminar for you.-Consultants News * (EWH) will suggest many pointers that will save a lot of trouble down the road.-Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry Law

Business/Consulting Revised edition A Must Book for Every Practicing and Would-Be Expert Witness

As our society becomes increasingly complex, more and more attorneys and judges are calling upon consultants to explain how things happen. These consultants are expert witnesses.

The Expert Witness Handbook answers the questions: * What does an expert witness do? * What are the tough questions and how should I answer them? * How much does an expert witness charge? * How does an expert witness find clients? * How will I prepare for testimony? * What will happen in the courtroom? * How can I make my testimony more effective? * Where can I get more information? (Includes a huge resource section.) * and much, much more.

Only someone who has been there could list so many tip and techniques with such detail, clarity and understanding.-Eugene Wheeler, AICP, land use expert.

The chapter on what to expect at trial is full of "nuts and bolts" techniques for being an effective expert witness, handling difficult or tricky questions, etc. The style is direct and informative.-California DUI Report.

A very helpful, practical presentation for the neophyte expert witness as well as the experienced witness.-Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr., Director-Emeritus, The Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University.

The other side will do everything it can to question and reduce your credibility. Don't get mad; study this helpful book and be prepared.-James H. Kennedy, Founder and Publisher, Consultants News

Dan Poynter has served as a litigation consultant in the fields of parachutes and skydiving since 1973. His seminars have been featured on CNN, his books have been pictured in The Wall Street Journal, and his story has been told in U.S. News & World Report. The media comes to Poynter because he is the leading authority on how to succeed as an expert witness.

This book is not just for engineers, doctors or city planners. It is for every professional who wants an exciting new career as well as every expert witness who wants to serve more professionally and more successfully.

This revised edition is a valuable introduction for the neophyte expert witness and a constant reference for the seasoned litigation consultant. It tells you how to get started, how to decide whether or not to accept a case, how to prepare for testimony, how to conduct yourself at a deposition and in court, how to make your testimony more effective, how to handle difficult questions, what to charge, how to collect bills, and much more. You will use this resource again and again.

Here is your chance to: * Capitalize on your years of education and experience * Become involved in the challenge, drama and excitement of the courtroom

* Make a contribution to society, perhaps even change the course of history.

The numerous examples make this book easy to understand and delightful to read. The check-list style makes the book easy to follow.

This book will guide you in evaluating your own potential as a litigation consultant and it will show you how to perform your job professionally and successfully.

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