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“You have heard evidence in this case from witnesses who testified as experts. The law allows an expert to express opinions on subjects involving their special knowledge, training, skill, experience, or research. You shall determine what weight, if any, should be given such testimony, as with any other witness.”
Jay W. Danker’s Four Rules:
A relevant, coherent, understandable story.
To keep their interest at all times.
To be spoken to in clear, definite terms.
Respect and sincerity.*
* Jay W. Danker, Communicating with the Jury. Handout materials for the Fifth Annual National Expert Witness and Litigation Seminar, Hyannis, Massachusetts (June 20, 21, 1996) 2.
Judge’s Instructions to Jury: