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Episode #58 The "Expert Witness"

March 09, 2023 kurtis
New Word Order
Episode #58 The "Expert Witness"
Show Notes

Rule 702. Testimony by Expert Witnesses

A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise if:

(a) the expert’s scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue;

(b) the testimony is based on sufficient facts or data;

(c) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods; and

(d) the expert has reliably applied the principles and methods to the facts of the case.


(Pub. L. 93–595, §1, Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1937; Apr. 17, 2000, eff. Dec. 1, 2000; Apr. 26, 2011, eff. Dec. 1, 2011.)

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1: characterized by or exhibiting biological specialization
especially : highly differentiated especially in a particular direction or for a particular end 

2: designed, trained, or fitted for one particular purpose or occupation


2a : an outer covering or housing