Steven Babitsky, Esq.
What is a practice review?
An expert witness practice review consists of a consultant looking at everything the expert(s) is doing and not doing in their practice. This holistic look can include a review of:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Sample report(s)
- Deposition transcript(s)
- Retention agreements
- Fees, billing, and collections
- Marketing efforts
- Forensic income
- Breakdown of cases
- Hours worked per week
- Assistance and improved use of staff
- Forms, checklists, and procedures
- All other information pertinent to the expert’s forensic practice
Benefits from a review
In my experience, this holistic look at the expert witness’s practice has produced substantial concrete benefits for the expert. These benefits include:
- Improvement of their CV
- “Cleaning up” of distraction on their webpages
- Improvements in their expert reports
- Improvements in their deposition testimony
- Tightening up of their retention agreements
- Increases in fees charged
- Improved billing and increased collections
- Honing in on the types of cases that are more lucrative
- Target marketing to obtain the more lucrative cases
- Eliminating time spent inefficiently
- Reducing hours worked per week
- Increased income.
Having an outside consultant review your forensic practice often results in an improved work product and a more efficient and lucrative practice.
About the Author
Steven Babitsky, Esq. is the President of SEAK, Inc. the expert witness training company (www.testifyingtraining.com). He is experienced in performing successful expert witness practice reviews.