One of the worst things an expert witness can do is appear unprepared on the stand. Once the jury feels a witness is unprepared, it is very difficult to establish confidence in that expert. However, thorough and mindful preparation of your expert witness can avoid the unfavorable consequences of having a seemingly-unprepared witness.
To help your expert provide the strongest and most engaging testimony possible, we’ve compiled a preparation checklist outlining:
- Pre-trial housekeeping
- Substantive law & admissibility issues
- Direct & cross examination tactics
- Expert tips for nailing demeanor, dress, & demonstrations