Testifying in Court

Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness

Author: Stanley L. Brodsky

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433812125

Category: Law

Page: 251

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In this extensively updated edition of his classic text, the author has combined a wealth of new research with feedback from users of the first edition and his own evolving experience as an expert witness.

Testifying in Court

Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness

Author: Stanley L. Brodsky

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781557981288

Category: Law

Page: 208

View: 9628

Stanley Brodsky's "Testifying in Court" stands out because it deals with mastering the psychological and emotional experience of being in court. The emphasis is not on laws and rules of evidence or procedure. The book leads the reader step by step through the demands and pitfalls of courtroom testimony and questioning. Humorous illustrations and witty observations are used to put the prospective witness at ease. 7/91.

The Expert Expert Witness

More Maxims and Guidelines for Testifying in Court

Author: Stanley L. Brodsky,Thomas G. Gutheil

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433820557

Category: Law

Page: 238

View: 1912

Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals may be experts in their respective fields, but this expertise does not easily translate to effective courtroom testimony. For more than two decades, Stanley Brodsky has taught expert witnesses simple and practical strategies they can use to negotiate challenges in the courtroom and give strong, effective testimony. In this thorough update to his classic guide, Brodsky and his equally prolific coauthor, Thomas Gutheil, continue to provide sage, humorous advice that will put expert witnesses at ease and allow them to comport themselves with poise and confidence throughout direct and cross-examination. Dr. Brodsky has been a visiting fellow at universities in New Zealand, India, Israel, and England.

Coping with Cross-examination and Other Pathways to Effective Testimony

Author: Stanley L. Brodsky

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781591470946

Category: Law

Page: 249

View: 8458

Health professionals, substance abuse counsellors, psychologists, handwriting analysts and experts on physical evidence should be interested in this book that teaches readers about the typical techniques attorneys use to challenge experts' credibility and the basis of their opinions. Pointers on preparation and effective narrative style are included, backed by findings from the emerging literature on the assessment of expert testimony.

Principles and Practice of Trial Consultation

Author: Stanley L. Brodsky

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606233904

Category: Psychology

Page: 226

View: 5269

A pragmatic guide to a growing area of professional practice, this book describes the multiple roles of the trial consultant and provides tools for carrying them out competently and ethically. Leading authority Stanley Brodsky uses examples from actual trials and depositions to illustrate how knowledge and skills from psychology and related fields are applied in the legal context. He shows how to use scientific methods and findings to assist with jury selection, help attorneys focus their arguments, prepare witnesses for the rigors of cross-examination, and conduct change of venue evaluations. The examples are drawn from a wide range of civil and criminal cases. In addition to behavioral scientists, legal professionals also will find important insights and strategies in this book.

Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them

Author: NITA,Steven Lubet

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1632814293

Category: Law

Page: 188

View: 3521

Order two copies of this book: one for yourself and one for your expert witness. It will give experts the confidence they need to be comfortable in court, and give you the skills necessary to emphasize the credibility of your experts. You can avoid pitfalls such as unintentional signals, inappropriate demeanor and appearance, and awkward body language by using Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them, Third Edition as your guide. Elizabeth Boals and Steve Lubet coauthored the Third Edition of Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them expanding and amplifying the original book with: • New guidance on the development and presentation of expert testimony in the digital age, including discussion of visual aids and electronic discovery • Updated analysis of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure • Updated discussion of the ethical rules governing expert retention and testimony • Examples of expert witness examinations and detailed discussion of techniques for coping with lawyer questioning • Checklists for quick reference The collaborative effort of Professors Lubet and Boals has resulted in a Third Edition that is worthwhile to both the expert witnesses and the lawyers who examine them. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Expert Witness Training

Profit from Your Expertise

Author: Judd Robbins

Publisher: Judd Robbins

ISBN: 1928564224

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 7148

Expert Witness Training is packed with practical details and instruction about becoming, being, and succeeding as an expert witness. It features more than one hundred specific tactics for use by the specialist retained by an attorney as an expert witness. This comprehensive training program incorporates thorough explanations of qualifications, opinion formation and expression, testifying skills, witness credibility, and jury persuasion. Written in confident tutorial form by an experienced expert and teacher, it includes the latest references and legal standards needed by a well-trained expert witness for admissibility of evidence and testimony, as well as Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Daubert challenges. This book covers issues of importance to every expert from the perspective of the witness, along with perceptive insight into the attorney's mindset. Attorneys wishing to learn what experienced expert witnesses know and think should have a copy and copies for each of their experts.

Neuroimaging in Forensic Psychiatry

From the Clinic to the Courtroom

Author: Joseph R. Simpson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118313658

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 5483

This important volume is the first to address the use of neuroimaging in civil and criminal forensic contexts and to include discussion of prior precedents and court decisions. Equally useful for practicing psychiatrists and psychologists, it reviews both the legal and ethical consideraitons of neuroimaging.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Guidelines for Identification, Assessment, and Case Management

Author: Marilyn Strachan Peterson,Michael Durfee,Kevin Coulter

Publisher: Volcano Press

ISBN: 9781884244216

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 370

View: 843

This book written for multidisciplinary child protection teams and presents guidelines for identification, assessment and case management on various forms of child maltreatment.

The Expert Expert

The Path to Prosperity and Prominence as an Expert Witness

Author: Douglas L. Field

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475971737

Category: Law

Page: 228

View: 1471

Experts occupy a unique position in the litigation process. The law and the courts give them automatic authority and credibility at the outset. But the greatest challenge for experts as they navigate the court process is to preserve that high level of credibility going forward. In The Expert Expert, author Douglas L. Field presents detailed information to help an expert professional become an effective witness—and keep intact one’s reputation as a capable and credible expert witness. Geared toward physicians, architects, accountants, engineers, and many other professionals, The Expert Expert contains a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of professional expert witness practice—from the history of experts in court to current practices. It discusses how to • understand the anatomy of a tort case; • write a good expert report; • contend with contention; • deal with the opposing attorneys’ questions; • give a good deposition; • succeed at trails; • avoid common pitfalls; • ensure getting selected; • deal effectively with social media; and • handle financial and money issues. Including helpful and meaningful illustrations, The Expert Expert offers everything that either the veteran or aspiring expert needs to attain and maintain success as a professional expert witness.

Clinicians in Court, Second Edition

A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Author: Allan E. Barsky

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462505260

Category: Psychology

Page: 333

View: 5950

Interacting with the legal system can be stressful and intimidating for mental health professionals. This trusted book provides user-friendly strategies to help clinicians prepare for testimony in court and other legal proceedings. Using vivid case scenarios, the author explains legal terms and offers practical suggestions for avoiding pitfalls and managing ethical dilemmas. Clear guidelines are presented for record keeping, responding to subpoenas, preparing reports, and performing effectively on the stand as a fact witness or expert witness. Reproducible agreements and other sample documentation can be photocopied from the appendices or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition * Incorporates updates in research, case law, statutes, and practice. * Examines the developing role of mental health professionals as forensic consultants. * Increased attention to ethical issues, such as dual relationships, professional boundaries, confidentiality, and competence. * An appendix with reflection questions that extend the scope of each chapter. * Explores special issues that may arise in cases involving children * Supplemental materials for course use--including an instructor's manual--are available at the author's website.

Expert Witness Handbook

Tips and Techniques for the Litigation Consultant

Author: Dan Poynter

Publisher: Para Pub

ISBN: 9781568601090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

View: 6459

A how-to, where-to, complete handbook on litigation consulting. A completely revised third edition.

Doctors and the Law

Author: Hon Hiller B Zobel (Ret ),Stephen N. Rous,Stephen N Rous M D

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539176015


Page: 272

View: 7376

Terror blended with rage is the natural and inevitable reaction of any healthcare professional suddenly facing a malpractice claim. Even a doctor merely testifying as an ordinary witness or expert, can undergo acute feelings of uncertainty as to role and performance. This book is designed to educate, soothe, and encourage anyone entering the stormy seas of litigation. The authors of Doctors and the Law share the wisdom of an unlikely pair of friends: one a retired Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, the other a Surgeon/Urologist and Emeritus Professor. Hon. Hiller B. Zobel and Stephen N. Rous, MD have maintained a decades-long friendship while simultaneously pursuing their independent professional paths. In 1993, they first teamed up to produce the original version of this book in an effort to help inform and guide clinicians who find themselves needing to navigate the unfamiliar waters of the legal system. This second edition, provides similar material and incorporates current day challenges presented by the now ubiquitous presence of social media, mobile devices, and electronic health records. Their combined perspectives and anecdotal approach to the subject matter, make this book an essential read for anyone who finds themselves embroiled in a legal situation, or is simply interested in learning an insider's perspective of the inner workings of our justice system.

Forensic Science in Court

The Role of the Expert Witness

Author: Wilson Wall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470743331

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 6235

Forensic Science in Court: The Role of the Expert Witness is a practical handbook aimed at forensic science students, to help them prepare as an expert witness when presenting their evidence in court. Written in a clear, accessible manner, the book guides the student through the legal process and shows them how to handle evidence, write reports without ambiguity through to the more practical aspects of what to do when appearing in court. The book also offers advice on what to expect when working with lawyers in a courtroom situation. An essential text for all students taking forensic science courses who are required to take modules on how to present their evidence in court. The book is also an invaluable reference for any scientist requested to give an opinion in a legal context. · Integrates law and science in an easy to understand format · Inclusion of case studies throughout · Includes straightforward statistics essential for the forensic science student · An invaluable, practical textbook for anyone appearing as an expert witness in court · Unique in its approach aimed at forensic science students in a courtroom environment

Forensic Reports and Testimony

A Guide to Effective Communication for Psychologists and Psychiatrists

Author: Randy K. Otto,Richart DeMier,Marcus T. Boccaccini,Marcus Boccaccini

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118136721

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 3338

Forensic Reports & Testimony: A Guide to Effective Communication for Psychologists and Psychiatrists provides a roadmap for the mental health professional who wants to provide consistently accurate, defensible, and useful reports and testimony to the legal system. Authors Randy K. Otto, Richart L. DeMier, and Marcus Boccaccini, recognized experts in the field, cover all aspects of the process, including preparing affidavits and reports, preparing for depositions, and testifying. Every written or spoken communication for the courts must be clear and precise, and distinguish between facts, inferences, and opinions. This book uniquely: •Shows the critical differences between forensic psychological reports and the clinical reports psychologists and psychiatrists are accustomed to writing •Includes and explains important maxims of forensic report writing, including separating facts from inferences, focusing on offering expert opinions, explaining why you think what you think, and connecting the dots between facts and conclusions •Provides numerous examples of experts’ testimony, affidavits, reports-with commentary and critiques Expert forensic work deserves to be presented in a clear, precise, and understandable way so that it is useful to attorneys, judges, and juries. Forensic Reports & Testimony provides the guidelines and models forensic psychologists and forensic psychiatrists need to make that happen.

No Safe Haven

Male Violence Against Women at Home, at Work, and in the Community

Author: Mary P. Koss

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781557982445

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 7663

"No Safe Haven" provides a comprehensive look at the pervasive nature of violence against women. It reviews current psychological research on the prevalence, causes, and effects of forms of violence against adult women and describes existing and recommended interventions, legal changes, and policy initiatives to address the problem. [The book] focuses on 3 common types of abuse against adult women: physical assault by male partners, sexual harassment in work and educational settings, and rape and other forms of sexual violence. The final section of the book highlights the common themes that emerge from these 3 types of violence and presents recommendations for effective intervention, treatment, and public policy initiatives.

Preparing and Presenting Expert Testimony in Child Abuse Litigation

A Guide for Expert Witnesses and Attorneys

Author: Paul Stern

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761900139

Category: Law

Page: 187

View: 2695

The testimony of expert witnesses to inform courtroom decisions is critical if intelligent and just verdicts are to be reached. Few judges, jurors or lay witnesses possess the necessary knowledge to adequately understand the complexities of human behaviour as they relate to acts of interpersonal violence. While lay witnesses can testify to actual incidents or observations, it is the expert witness who can provide forensic significance to such evidence. This volume clearly defines the need for and role of expert witnesses in litigation. The author demystifies the process, and provides practical guidance on preparing and presenting expert testimony. In so doing, he will assist courts to more accurately assess and weigh eviden

A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Testifying in Court

Author: James M. Vukelic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890891377

Category: Law

Page: 165

View: 8355

"A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Testifying in Court takes the fear and mystery out of courtroom proceedings. Through it, officers will learn how to shine on cross-examination, use rules of court to advantage, and thwart tricks used by defense lawyers. Most importantly, it will teach officers how to be persuasive in court." "This is the only book of its kind to present knowledge gained from discussions with thousands of actual jurors after trials. It includes observations from the bench and research. This book is peppered with examples, many of them excerpted from actual trials, and contains an extensive list of things to do - and to avoid doing - on the witness stand."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness

Author: Thomas G. Gutheil

Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780880487634

Category: Medical

Page: 150

View: 1889

If you are like many of your colleagues, you are intrigued by the practice of forensic psychiatry and find the intellectual challenge of bridging the gap between psychiatry and law stimulating. You may even wish to offer your services as an expert witness in legal proceedings. However, your enthusiasm is tempered by the all too real nightmare of a lawyer puncturing your testimony with pointed questions, simultaneously destroying your professional reputation. Furthermore, you face the prospect of establishing your practice in forensic psychiatry through a grueling process of trial and error, a procedure that may also tarnish your reputation. In order to leave the familiar surroundings of your clinical practice to enter this new environment, you need a comprehensive, “how-to” manual that can guide you through the legal process and your role as expert witness while highlighting the pitfalls strewn in your path. The Psychiatrist as Expert Witnessprovides practical, hands-on instruction for your role as an expert witness. A companion volume to The Psychiatrist in Court: A Survival Guide, this book encapsulates, into a single user-friendly volume, the wisdom and experience of one of the world’s leading forensic psychiatrists, Dr. Thomas Gutheil. Using wit and an informal tone, Dr. Gutheil describes the ethical, clinical, and functional role of the expert witness. He guides you through the details of case evaluation, discovery and depositions, and trials so that you can provide truthful, ethical, and effective testimony and avoid potential hazards and pitfalls. Sharing dozens of invaluable hints and practical advice on numerous subjects such as writing forensic reports, withstanding cross-examination, maintaining objectivity, marketing your services ethically, and concluding fee agreements, Dr. Gutheil helps smooth your way into this exciting field. Armed with this knowledge and guidance, you will be fully prepared to embark on your career as an expert witness. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just a beginner, The Psychiatrist as Expert Witnessis a reference that you cannot be without.