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How to Replace an Expert Witness


This guide will discuss when expert witnesses may need to be replaced due to a conflict of interest, unavailability or death of the expert witness. It will discuss how to quickly replace the expert witness to minimize the impact of the change on your case. It also discusses possible consequences of changing expert witnesses. You will learn about whether the court will accept a replacement of your expert witness and the steps you can take to increase the likelihood that it will.

  • ContentReplacing an Expert Witness before Trial

    When there is a problem with an expert witness such as a conflict of interest or he or she loses qualification as a designated expert witness in the case, the professional’s replacement must occur. This could happen with the previous expert as a consultant to assist in discovering the next best fit for the case in the courtroom before the trial begins.

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