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Dines’ Potpourri of Advice
Educate your attorney in simple lay terms so that he understands all the aspects of of your testimony related to your expertise. Sure, he may have graduated at the top of his class at Yale or Harvard, but what does he know about intangible assets or retained earnings?
Offer suggestions that will help your client-attorney in the trial.
Explain whatever test procedures you intend to use. Yes, you’re the expert in these procedures, but the lawyer is the expert in how juries will respond to your explanations.
Request additional information that you may need to conduct further research tests in order to formulate your evaluation. Provide your client attorney with an estimate of additional costs, if any.
Help your attorney draft interrogatories and interpret those of the opposition.