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July 29, 2019

New ABA book shares how lawyers can “train” their experts and expert witnesses

CHICAGO, July 29, 2019 — Just published by the American Bar Association, “How to Train Your Expert: Making Your Client’s Case” is the latest book in author and attorney Janet S. Kole’s series of best-selling short and helpful guides on litigation for young lawyers. The book provides a helpful overview of the issues that might come up when you are preparing for trial with experts and expert witnesses.

Kole shares how to determine if you need an expert in the first place, how to find an expert, how to prepare your expert for a deposition and for trial, and how to establish a respectful relationship with the expert. She draws on her own experience and provides useful advice for lawyers who are starting out: “As I say in all of my books for lawyers, don’t rely on anything in this book as a hard and fast rule; remember that litigation is an art, not a science. Remember that case law can change on a dime. And as for rules  ̶  read them!”

“How to Train Your Expert” is an entertaining and indispensable read for lawyers looking to discover the ethical way to “train” their expert to be clear and cooperative. 

Kole practiced law for more than 30 years before retiring to write books. This is her fifth book for young lawyers published by the ABA, and she is also the author of two mysteries.

This book was published in conjunction with the Section of Litigation. 

Title:                            “How to Train Your Expert: Making Your Client’s Case”
Publisher:                   ABA Publishing
Pages:                         136
Product Code:      5310468
ISBN:                           9781641054423
Size:                            5 x 7, Paperback and eBook
Price:                          $39.95
Orders:                       800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Brandon Wilhelm at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Brandon Wilhelm, ABA Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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