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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Checklist: Things to Do Before and During the Deposition

  • Review the entire case file.
  • Carefully check the accuracy of the final report or preliminary report (depending on which stage the expert is being deposed).
  • Confer with the proffering attorney.
  • Review guidelines for testimony, made available by the proffering attorney, the lab or other sources.

See Deposing An Adverse Witness in the Appendix.

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