Attorneys regularly encounter situations where a forensic psychologist’s expertise has the potential to strengthen their case. However, there are scant resources available to help attorneys recognize when and how to involve a forensic psychologist. In this webinar, you’ll learn what every attorney should know about working with forensic psychologists at each step of a case.
Among other things, you will learn about the following:
- What distinguishes a “regular” psychologist from a forensic psychologist?
- What qualifies a psychologist – and, in certain cases, other types of mental health professionals – as an expert?
- What are common legal situations where a forensic psychologist’s expertise will be helpful to an attorney?
- How should you go about finding, vetting, and retaining a well-qualified forensic psychologist?
- What can you do to help a forensic psychologist help you?
- What should you look for in a forensic psychologist’s work product?
- How can you prepare an expert forensic psychologist for interviews with opposing counsel, depositions, pre-trial hearings, and live testimony?
- How can you spot – and, ideally, resolve – ethical conflicts?
- What are common pitfalls, and how can you handle them constructively?