Daniel PollackDaniel Pollack, professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, has written a primer on “How Attorneys and Expert Witnesses Can Effectively Manage Each Other in Domestic Violence Cases” for the New York Law Journal.

Pollack notes that “if a lawsuit necessitates that an expert be retained, the attorney and expert need to have a relationship built on trust so that they can each manage the other’s expectations.” This means that the two parties need to have in place “a proactive, continuous effort that will change depending upon new information and developments in the case.”

Pollack concludes that “before being retained, and thereafter, attorneys and experts must be unwavering in their dedication to be transparent and forthright with each other. Ultimately, open and detailed communication between the attorney and expert is not just desirous but essential to successfully litigate a domestic violence case.”

The article was co-authored with Toby Kleinman, a New Jersey attorney and a partner in the law firm of Adler & Kleinman, who has litigated domestic violence, child custody and abuse cases and has been a consultant in legal cases dealing with domestic violence and child abuse in over 45 states.

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