Monday, January 9, 2006

Judges Question Need for Expert Witnesses,

[TIP] BNA's Expert Evidence Report summarized comments by judges at an employment law CLE in Minneapolis. Judges Question Need for Expert Witnesses. Some of the key points:

  • "Employment attorneys tend to overuse both experts and Powerpoint presentations."
  • Most employment cases don't need experts, but a statistician may be needed for personal injury cliams.
  • Visual aids can be useful -- in moderation.
  • Judges appreciate having the aids reproduced on letter-size paper or in a binder.
The 32nd Labor and Employment Law Institute was sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Minn. State Bar Ass'n, the Minneapolis offices of the NLRB and the EEOC, and Minnesota Continuing Legal Education.

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