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                                                               ATTORNEY CONSULTATION

  • Attorney Consultation

  • Expert Testimony

  • Peer Product Review

Sometimes attorneys hire mental health professionals to help them develop a line of questioning designed to challenge another expert witness’s opinion. The role of the mental health professional who works in this capacity is to consult with attorneys about psychological issues with which they may not be familiar, so that the attorneys can advocate more effectively for their clients. In this capacity, the mental health professional might assist the attorney who hires him/her in a number of ways including:

  • Insuring that the attorney has a clear understanding of key psychological aspects of the case.

  • Assisting the attorney in developing a better understanding of particular methodologies or psychological instruments used in a particular evaluation.

  • Providing the attorney with alternative interpretations of a certain set of data.

  • Developing questions for direct or cross examination (as deemed appropriate.)

  • Consulting with the attorney about key research bearing on the issues to be addressed by the Court.

  • Consulting with the attorney (and their clients) about child custody evaluations.

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