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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Ability to Teach

The expert may want to think back to high school or college and recall a favorite teacher, instructor, professor or coach. The expert should recollect the specific qualities that made him want to learn more from that person. The expert should visualize those attributes and try to act like that person.

A partial list of outstanding qualities of exceptional teachers might assist in the expert's recollection. Outstanding teachers are:

  • Well-informed.
  • Well-prepared.
  • Effective when using demonstrative aids.
  • Non-intimidating.
  • Good at using examples and analogies.
  • Questioning.
  • Modest and humble.
  • Non-directive.
  • Able to provide opportunities to test knowledge.
  • Able to honestly admit information gaps.
  • Friendly and personable.

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