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6: Continuing Education as a Forensic Expert

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

continuing educationAs a forensic expert, continuing your education in your field of expertise is extremely important in remaining a credible forensic expert.  I practice audio and video forensic work and at the rate that technology is evolving, it’s important for me to stay up to date on all of the latest advancements in the field. This is not exclusive to digital media forensics.  New developments are made in all areas of expertise.  Being an expert witness requires you to have current and accurate knowledge in your field of expertise.

When an expert witness is first called to the stand in a courtroom, their client lawyer will begin with the direct examination.  During this, the lawyer will ask questions that establish the expert witness’s qualifications and credentials.  After the direct examination, the opposing prosecutor or attorney will question the witness and challenge them as an expert witness.  The more experience and credentials you have in your field, the harder it becomes for the opposing attorney to disqualify you as an expert witness. Certifications and diplomas are documented proof of your relevance and credibility as an expert in your field.

Get involved in organizations related to your field.

I am a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute and am on the advisory board of Recorded Evidence.  We help determine the qualifications for Audio Forensic Experts and are currently updating the test to become certified.  It is extremely important be forward thinking when managing your career as a forensic expert.  Its not enough to be status quo when you are a forensic expert. You have to have the most accurate and up to date knowledge and be able to apply that knowledge to remain a credible forensic expert.

Now listen in with Audio and Video Forensic Expert Ed Primeau as he discusses the importance of continuing your education in your field as a forensic expert.

2: Forensic Science – How Attorneys Select Forensic Experts

Friday, August 29th, 2014

forensic expertShawn Warner is a 25 year veteran Chicago trial lawyer. In this post, we are going to discuss the role of the forensic expert. Why hire a forensic expert? What do lawyers look for when hiring a forensic expert?

Shawn Warner is licensed in Illinois but also works on cases across the United States.  He has worked on many medical malpractice cases, personal injury cases and business litigation.  He frequently employs expert witnesses to testify in court.  Shawn has gathered knowledge on what qualifies an expert witness to testify in court, what juries expect and accept in expert witnesses, and helpful tips on how expert witnesses should approach their testimony in court.  Many of his previous cases have proved how invaluable a forensic expert can be when helping the jury understand and reach a verdict on the case. Forensic experts help explain complicated issues brought into the court room so that the jury can understand the case and reach a decision.  They must have real world experience as well as a strong education to prove that they are an expert in their field.

In this weeks podcast, listen in with Audio & Video Forensic Expert Ed Primeau and Chicago Trial Lawyer Shawn Warner as they discuss the qualifications and importance of Forensic Expert Witnesses in court.

 

 

 

 

 

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