The Roles of Attorneys As Courtroom Experts: Revisiting the Conventional Limitations and Their Exceptions

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The Roles of Attorneys As Courtroom Experts: Revisiting the Conventional Limitations and Their Exceptions

Description

This Article examines whether attorneys should be allowed to
testify as legal experts, especially in the legal malpractice context. This Article starts by addressing the unclear distinction between questions of law and fact and reviews several recent cases that prohibited expert legal testimony. Next, this Article addresses some general exceptions to the prohibition against expert legal testimony, such as questions of complex and uncertain law. Finally, this Article examines the use of legal experts in legal malpractice cases.

Creator

David S. Caudill

Publisher

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics, St. Mary's University School of Law

Date

2012

Contributor

St. Mary's University School of Law

Rights

Copyright to author David S. Caudill

Relation

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics

Format

RFC3778

Language

English, en-US

Type

Text

Identifier

Caudill_Final.pdf

Files

Caudill_Final.pdf

Citation

David S. Caudill, “The Roles of Attorneys As Courtroom Experts: Revisiting the Conventional Limitations and Their Exceptions,” St. Mary's Law Digital Repository, accessed August 20, 2017, http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/item/Caudill_Final.pdf.

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