A Lawyer's Guide to Understanding Earning Capacity Assessment and Earning Capacity Options

    By Stan Owings

    A Lawyer's Guide to Understanding Earning Capacity Assessment and Earning Capacity Options

    A Lawyer's Guide to Understanding Earning Capacity Assessment and Earning Capacity Options

    By Stan Owings

    ISBN: 978-1-60442-339-6
    Product Code: 5190442
    2009, 222 pages, 6 x 9, Paperback

    This book explains the basic concepts of earning-capacity assessment and identifies the considerations that go into determining such an incident. Any lawyer who wishes to develop an in-depth understanding of the requirements and methodology to facilitate the examination of an earning-capacity expert can rely on this book to provide that understanding.

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    Courts often need to determine the impact of an incident on the capacity of an individual to be employed and to earn wages. Rehabilitation counselors frequently are utilized in the legal field to provide this future-earning-capacity assessment. In fact, this method of assessing earning capacity is most acceptable within the parameters of legal requirements developed by recent court decisions.

    This book explains the basic concepts of earning-capacity assessment and identifies the considerations that go into determining an earning-capacity assessment. In addition, the book provides a concise explanation of why rehabilitation counseling provides a legally sufficient basis for determining earning capacity. It takes into account the requirements placed on expert methodology by courts since the Daubert and Kumho decisions, which concerned expert opinions not based on accepted methodology. This book also provides an historical perspective of rehabilitation counseling and illustrates how rehabilitation counseling utilizes accepted practice's and methodology to make an earning-capacity assessment. In addition, it provides related information authored by economic experts and rehabilitation-counseling experts.

    Any lawyer who wishes to develop an in-depth understanding of earning-capacity assessment requirements and of earning-capacity assessment methodology to facilitate the examination of an earning-capacity expert or to determine the accuracy of his or her opinions can rely on this book to provide that understanding. Topics include:

    • Why courts utilize rehabilitation counselors
    • History of rehabilitation counseling
    • The rehabilitation-counseling process
    • Rehabilitation counseling and earning-capacity assessment
    • Earning-capacity calculations
    • Why rehabilitation counselors are accepted by the courts
    • Examination of earning-capacity experts, and more

    Product Details

    Authors

    Stan Owings

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781604423396

    Page Count

    222

    Product Code

    5190442

    Trim Size

    6 x 9 Paperback

    Publication Date

    3/20/2009 12:00:00 AM

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