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Counsel’s Role in Preventing Humiliated Experts

Brian Sunohara has written an article called “Counsel’s Role in Preventing Humiliated Experts“.

Brian discusses a recent court decision involving an expert who was testifying for the first time. The trial judge found the expert to be biased and unfamiliar with his role as an expert witness.

Justice Tzimas emphasized that counsel must ensure an expert’s opinion is of assistance to the court and that the expert understands his or her role. This is necessary for the proper administration of justice and to prevent the expert from being humiliated in the witness stand.