A breakdown of the expert`s rate of pay is a necessary provision to be included in a retainer agreement. An expert may be compensated on a flat-rate or hourly basis. The determination of the fee should determine whether the expert calculates different rates for judicial and extra-judicial time. In addition, all eligible costs incurred by the expert should be broken down, for example. B the costs of dissemination, equipment, travel and kilometres, accommodation and meals. As part of the determination of fees, the expert must regularly present to the lawyer statements that must be paid subject to the time indicated in the agreement. Was it unethical for Engineer A to define a guideline under which any attorney or client who plans to keep Engineer A and request a copy of Engineer A`s resume or other materials must sign a confidentiality/confidentiality agreement with Engineer A? Disqualifying an expert in the middle of a trial can be devastating for a case. The court rejected the expert`s attempt to disqualify and stated: Although the courts refused to use a Brightline rule to determine whether an expert should be disqualified, see z.B. Koch Ref.
Co., 85 F.3d at 1181, they articulated general principles. In particular, the disqualification of an expert is justified by a prior relationship with a counter-dictator when (1) the adversary has had a confidential relationship with the expert and (2) the counter-dictator has disclosed to the expert confidential information relevant to the current litigation. Generally speaking, professional engineers play an important role in society by serving as experts and providing forensic engineering services before, during and after litigation and other judicial, legislative and administrative proceedings. Without recourse to the services of Engineer A and in the context of transaction interviews with the opposing party, Me X informs the opposing lawyer Y that he has “used the services of Engineer A”, then communicates the CV of Engineer A with Lawyer Y. .