Finding, Preparing, and Using Expert Witnesses

Kim Stephens presents “Finding, Preparing, and Using Expert Witnesses: Ethical Issues in Presenting Expert Testimony” for the Washington State Bar Association.  An outline of the presentation is summarized below.

  1. Introduction
  2. Duty to Preserve Client Confidences (RPC 1.6)
  3. Conflicts of Interest and the “Tainted” Expert
  4. Ex Parte Expert Contracts (RPC 3.4(c) and CR 26(b)(5)
  5. Expert Witness Fees (RPC 3.4(b))
  6. Duty to Prevent False Testimony (RPC 3.4(b))
  7. Duty of Candor toward the Tribunal (RPC 3.3(a))

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