© D.L. Crumbley
The Expert’s Paradox
You are an advocate hired by one party in an adversarial dispute.
However, you will only be persuasive if the jurors or judge believe that you are a neutral and objective expert (like a scientist), with an opinion that has not been influenced by the adversarial nature of the forum.
Source: Sarah E. Murray, “Standing At The Crossroads of Truth and Advocacy,” NACVA Conference, Miami, June 3, 2004.