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Ethically Preparing and Presenting Expert Witnesses

Content Partner:  National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
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Join prominent criminal defense lawyer Jim Bell for this one-hour presentation about the ethics of finding, preparing and presenting expert witnesses.  You already know that using expert witnesses is pivotal in almost every case; from this presentation, you will learn how to maximize the use of your experts while upholding the necessary ethical standards.  Mr. Bell will explain the most ethical ways of retaining your experts by discussing when you really need one and how to properly handle fees and contracts.  He will provide practical tips for ethically preparing your expert, including record keeping and testimony preparation.  Finally, you will learn your own ethical obligation for understanding your experts’ testimony and work. 

Jim Bell - Knoxville, TN

Jim Bell is a nationally renowned criminal defense lawyer who believes in total justice; one who will exhaust all reasonable efforts to zealously advance the clients best legal interest; and one who will refuse employment, if in his opinion, the client’s interest is best pursued by alternative less engaging representation. Mr. Bell accepts employment with the view the case will be tried to verdict. Mr. Bell has tried to verdict more than a thousand cases in his decades of experience. If you are looking for the lawyer to negotiate a plea agreement on the front end of the case, look at other counsel other than the Law Offices of James A.H. Bell, P.C. If you want a law firm that does not contract its legal investigation out of office, and a law firm with an infinite variety of state and federal jury trial experience, please call the office and ask to speak with Mr. Bell or his staff. Mr. Bell screens his cases so that he can devote personal attention to your matter. He refuses to delegate serious court appearances to other associates in his office and will be with you through all steps of the legal proceedings. Business Tennessee Magazine, a statewide publication, has named Bell to Tennessee's Best Lawyers List each year since 2004 when the list was first published. Recognizing Mr. Bell for his contributions to the field of Criminal defense, it described him as: “Well-known for his “take no prisoners” approach. Also handles DUI cases. Past year’s wins were not in the courtroom, but in the prosecutor’s office “based on Bell’s uncanny ability to uncover facts that cast doubt on the prosecutor’s case.” Bell is a former three-term parliamentarian for NACDL, and a former recipient of its most prestigious recognition, the Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award. He is a Past President of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Online Media Type: Video, Audio
Production Date: 04/13/2012
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 0 Hours, 58 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Total Credits: 1
Specialty Credits: Ethics 1
Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
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Training Type: Online

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