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Advocacy & Alternative Dispute Resolution: Expert Witnesses

This guide provides links and descriptions to many of the library's resources related to advocacy and dispute resolution, including trial advocacy, client counseling, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, evidence and professional responsibility.


Attacking Adverse Experts.  American Bar Association, 2008.  KF 8961.E17 2008 10th Fl (includes CD-Rom). Attacking Adverse Experts provides a step-by-step guide to investigating, evaluating, and attacking the adverse expert in civil cases.

The Cross-examination Edge: a guide to effective questioning.  Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., 2010.  KF8920.P65 2010 10th Fl.  Cross-Examination Edge is a how-to book intended to help improve cross-examination skills, showing one how to confront the witness in any kind of trial, hearing, or proceeding.

Expert Witness Checklists (3rd).  West Group 1999- .  KF8961.D36 1999- 10th Fl. Includes CD-Rom (last updated June, 2008).  This three-volume loose-leaf includes an extensive collection of checklists addressing the increase in use of expert witnesses in today's courtroom. Discusses the selection of the expert, pretrial use of experts, admissibility of expert testimony, and effective methods of direct and cross-examination. Available online via Westlaw.

Expert Witness Manual.  Pantex International Ltd., 2004.  KF8964.Z9 D56 2004 10th Fl.  This text focuses on how to become an expert witness or how to become a better expert witness.

Law for the Expert Witness(3rd Ed.).  CRC Press, 2007.  KF8961.B76 2007 10th Fl. 

MacCarthy on Cross-examination.  American Bar Association, c2007.  KF8920.M33 2007 10th Fl.  Terence MacCarthy was the head of the Federal Defnder's program in Chicago for more than 40 years.  This book offers time-tested tips and many illustrative examples of successful cross examination techniques.

Preparing Witnesses(3rd Ed.).  Thomson/West, c2006- .  KF8950.R68 2006- .  10th Fl.  Part of West's Trial Practice Series, this one-volume loose-leaf offers expert advice on how to elicit evidence most favorable to one's client.   

Vouching: a Defense Attorney's Guide to Witness Credibility, Law, and Strategy.  ABA Criminal Justice Section, c2008.  KF 8950.E46 2008 10th Fl.