The Importance of Courtroom Demeanor When Testifying

It was a bit unnerving to me when I looked over at the jury and saw two of the jury members dozing. This actually happened to me early in my career providing litigation support services as a CPA expert witness.  As a former police officer and detective on the Tucson, Arizona Police Department I had …

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Reducing Client Costs in Civil Litigation

Prohibitive costs and excessive delays risk failure of the civil justice system to provide parties with a speedy, inexpensive and just determination in civil actions, goals set forth in Rule One of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and most state rules. The Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Executive Committee of the American Institute of …

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CPAs Who Testify: Do You Have What It Takes? Part 1

Was there a time when you had to testify in court about a civil litigation matter regarding the company you worked for, or on behalf of one of your clients? Do you remember how it felt? Did your hands start to sweat? Did your heart start pounding when the opposing attorney started asking his or …

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