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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Dates and Deadlines

The time frame within which the expert must do the work should be established. If trial dates or statutes of limitation are involved, they should be noted at the outset to avoid later misunderstanding. Some cases require preliminary expert reports at an early date. The overall strategy of the case often revolves around the timing of the expert's investigation.

Administrative and judicial dispute resolution processes frequently involve a carefully timed sequence of steps. The expert's understanding of the time requirements will avoid the last-minute crunch that often attends discovery and production matters.

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