Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Resources for Expert Witnesses

Several companies that offer services to expert witnesses have recently made changes in their offerings or started new services and/or free resources. I have not investigated these in detail, but want to let you know what's new out there.

Many experts have told me how isolated they feel, with no one to talk to about situations that only expert consultants to the legal community face. Rominger Legal has launched Expert Forums, a free service where you can trade tips, discuss ideas, and get questions answered. (I would caution you to be careful what you say and remain anonymous if possible - everything you say is discoverable and lives forever on the Internet.)

Two new blogs for and about experts have debuted. The Expert Witness Blog by JurisPro supplements their existing free quarterly email newsletter for expert witnesses, The Pro.
SEAK, Inc., producers of the upcoming 16th Annual National Expert Witness Conference, have also launched a blog for expert witnesses.

Also just recently announced, Expert Pages has a new feature in their Control Panel to give experts ideas on how to expand their listing (apparently only available to those with an existing account). By clicking on "Topics of expertise" experts can view what are the most popular topics among other members in their field(s) of expertise (without listing any personal information of a specific member).

Although not new, there are two free monthly email newsletters (by separate companies) produced for both experts and attorneys that you might not be aware of. Archives of past newsletters can be for each at X-Pro News and BullsEye .

Let me know if these prove to be helpful or if you are aware of other resources for experts or new developments in the expert witness community.

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