Thursday, April 01, 2004

Volunteers from Colorado, North Dakota Join Site's State Law Juggernaut

Volunteers from two more states have offered to help with tracking state law decisions on expert evidence at Daubert on the Web. In addition to the attorneys helping with Texas and Utah, we've now heard from volunteers for Colorado and North Dakota. We're grateful for the assistance, and we'll tell you more after we've ironed out a few details (like finding out whether these volunteers are really willing to have their names publicly associated with the likes of us).

Afraid that your state will be left behind? Write to us if you're interested in helping. It can be as simple as monitoring your jurisdiction for appellate developments (which many of you are probably already doing anyway) and then passing them along.
Fed. R. Evid. 702: If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.