Chapter 8. The Gatekeeper: Judicial Control of Expert Witnesses
At this point you understand what an expert witness is, what sets the expert witness apart from other types of witnesses, and what major obligations an expert witness has to the client and to the court. Now it's time to delve into more advanced topics. As mentioned before, a particular set of cases changed the manner in which expert witnesses participate in the legal process. These cases have profound impact on legal strategy for both civil and criminal litigation, and any technologist who wishes to be a competent expert witness should be familiar both with the cases themselves as well as the complications they introduce to the legal process.
The Metaphor of the Gatekeeper
While preparing ...