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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Early Attorney Consultation

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Early consultation with the retaining attorney is important because of variations in federal, state and local rules and procedures. Some examples of local rules and procedures include:

  • Discovery conferences by the attorneys.
  • Discovery schedules.
  • Witness interviews and related court orders (e.g., additional testing, and exclusion of evidence).

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