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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Maintaining an Active Practice in the Field

The expert witness who does nothing but forensic testimony is a less desirable and less effective testimonial witness than one who actively practices in the specific field and only incidentally testifies in criminal or civil cases.

Attorneys relish the opportunity to cross-examine a forensic witness whose full-time occupation is forensic testimony. Such a witness can be an easy target. Therefore, some attorneys will not engage the services of a "professional" forensic witness. A forensic witness must be credible.

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