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26 Jul 2023 Author : Loyd Auerbach

Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: The power of news for expert witness research

Lexis® and Lexis+® have exceptional Expert Witness Materials, which include the reports, depositions, and testimony of experts.

There may be situations where you may want a better understanding of what the range of experts have to say on a subject, what the general understanding is on the topic, and what a potential jury pool might know on a topic.

Depending on the topic, many or few cases may be available in which experts have testified.

Utilizing the power of the expansive News content on Lexis/Lexis+ will help you with all of the above and more.

For example, what do the experts say and even forecast with regards to generative artificial intelligence in general?

Search: expert /10 generative ai or generative artificial intelligence

Reviewing the results will give you an idea of what experts have expressed to journalists about the subject. You will often find specific experts being quoted, providing you with names of potential expert witnesses and very often their affiliations and/or credentials.

Once you’ve reviewed the News, I recommend checking Legal News to review discussions on the topic.

Another example combining segments and key terms and connectors:

Hlead(generative /2 artificial intelligence or ai) and expert /10 artificial intelligence

Additional tip: For certain topics, you might want to include alternatives to the word expert. If dealing with the sciences, scientists or researchers might be used in addition to expert. 

If dealing with a specific science or profession, use the appropriate terms in addition to expert (i.e., neuroscientist, economist, financial consultant, orthopedic surgeon, etc.).