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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Trial Preparation Without Assistance From Counsel

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Sometimes, it may be necessary for the expert to prepare for trial without meeting or working with the engaging attorney. Because the process works much better when the attorney and expert collaborate, it is unfortunate that some cases proceed to trial without this happening. Nevertheless, if this does happen, the expert can still be prepared.

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