Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Expert Witness News & Resources

Here is a brief compilation of a few of the most recent (out of the many I go through daily) articles, tips and resources for expert consultants:

* Another reminder to adhere to the accepted standards and methodology of your particular discipline in this article, "Expert Grilled on Methodology"

* 'Be prepared for questions (fair or not) regardiing your qualifications,' would surely be the recommendation of the expert witness discussed in this article from The Miami Herald "Heart Surgeon Faces Criminal Charges"

* This was interesting to me because an expert's duties often include the examination and analysis of opposing experts' testimony, but this time, as reported by Computer Businesss Review Online, it could ruin the case "Motorala Faces Heavy Legal Fine"

* A head's up on preparing expense reports this year - The IRS, as of January 1, 2007, raised the per mile deductible auto expens from 44.5 to 48.5 cents per mile for business miles. The medical and moving rate is now 20 cents per mile.

* Another possible resource (I have no personal experience with these services) for collecting fees from attorneys - Dun & Bradstreet's small business division offers several tools to collect on delinquent accounts.

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