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Court-Appointed Experts: Defining the Role of Experts Appointed Under Federal Rule of Evidence 706

Joe S. Cecil, Thomas E. Willging
January 1, 1993
In Print: Available for Distribution

A study of why judges rarely appoint experts under Rule 706. In discussing this issue with judges, the authors learned of techniques and procedures that may aid judges when considering whether to appoint an expert or when managing an expert who has been appointed. These suggestions are collected in the final chapter of this report.