Do legal nurse consultants have to testify?
An LNC is typically seen assisting with the “background” aspects of a legal medical case, is not required to testify, have recent clinical experience or maintain a license as a registered nurse. In contrast to an LNC, experts may be required to testify at deposition or at trial.
How do you kill a witness credibility?
Here’s how they do it:
- Always ask “yes” or “no” questions. “With cross-examination, there are some rules that are never broken.
- Never ask “why”
- Point out the inconsistencies in the witness’ story.
- But don’t call witnesses flat-out liars.
- Lawyers can still find other ways to trip witnesses up without calling them names.
What can discredit a witness?
In the US, a party has the option of discrediting a witness through impeachment by cross-examining the witness about facts that reflect poorly on the witness’s credibility or, in some cases, by introducing extrinsic evidence that reflects negatively on the witness’s truthfulness or knowledge.
What are at least 3 things that you can think of that may cause eyewitness testimony to be unreliable?
What factors can make eyewitness testimony unreliable?
- Limitations of memory. Human memory is often viewed as static, but in reality, memories of perceptual experiences are not necessarily fixed.
- Environmental factors.
- Questionable lineup procedures.
- Misrepresentation during trial.
- Questioning eyewitness testimony.
Is witness testimony enough to convict?
Can I be convicted if the only evidence is the word of one person? Unfortunately, the answer is yes, if the jury believes that one witness beyond a reasonable doubt.
What is the difference between a witness and an expert witness?
A fact witness is called upon only to verify facts pertinent to the case. Expert witnesses, on the other hand, maybe asked to tell the court what their expertise leads them to believe in the case at hand.