September 01, 2017

Facing the Challenge: How Lawyers Can Effectively Cross-Examine Psychiatrists and Psychologists

G.M. Filisko

Reprinted with permission from the ABA Journal, July 2017 (103:7), at 22-23. © 2017 American Bar Association. All rights reserved. This information or any or portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.


Lawyers often find themselves facing off against psychiatrists or psychologists during litigation. Whether it’s a personal injury or medical malpractice case, a hearing to determine fitness to stand trial or part of a sentencing hearing, courts nationwide are ringing with the testimony of these experts.

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