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Will the Real Expert Please Take the Stand?
Experts come in all shapes and sizes. Size is not determined by the number of letters after a potential witness’ name. Try your case with what you have. To preserve error, object.
How Much Weight Does a Social Worker's Opinion Carry in Court?
Social workers are often overworked and underpaid. Nonetheless, they must make time to practice to be prepared for court.
Opining on Sexual Abuse in a Nursing Home
When a nursing resident is alleged to have been sexually abused and a lawsuit follows, a key person for plaintiff attorneys to retain is a competent expert witness. Naturally, that person must be properly credentialed and ...
Making the intangible tangible: Collecting damages for pain and suffering
The image that a sexual predator is a stranger trying to entice a small child is so outdated. Today, we know that sexual predators can be anyone—blood relatives, clergy, doctors, coaches, and, yes, teachers. As authority ...