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Lawyers Judging Experts: Oversimplifying Science And Undervaluing Advocacy To Construct An Ethical Duty?, David S. Caudill Aug 2011

Lawyers Judging Experts: Oversimplifying Science And Undervaluing Advocacy To Construct An Ethical Duty?, David S. Caudill

Working Paper Series

My focus is on an apparent trend at the intersection of the fields of evidentiary standards for expert admissibility and professional responsibility, namely the eagerness to place more ethical responsibilities on lawyers to vet their proffered expertise to ensure its reliability. My reservations about this trend are not only based on its troubling implications for the lawyer’s duty as a zealous advocate, which already has obvious limitations (because of lawyers’ conflicting duties to the court), but are also based on the problematic aspects of many reliability determinations. To expect attorneys—and this is what the proponents of a duty ...


Legal Ethics And Scientific Testimony: In Defense Of Manufacturing Uncertainty, Deconstructing Expertise And Other Trial Strategies, David S. Caudill Jan 2007

Legal Ethics And Scientific Testimony: In Defense Of Manufacturing Uncertainty, Deconstructing Expertise And Other Trial Strategies, David S. Caudill

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


In Re Sealed Case: The Attorney-Client Privilege - Till Death Do Us Part, Casey Nix Jan 1998

In Re Sealed Case: The Attorney-Client Privilege - Till Death Do Us Part, Casey Nix

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Legal Ethics: Ideas In Conflict - Editor's Preface, Doris Del Tosto Jan 1981

Legal Ethics: Ideas In Conflict - Editor's Preface, Doris Del Tosto

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Proposed Revisions Of The Code Of Professional Responsibility: Solving The Crisis Of Professionalism, Or Legitimating The Status Quo, Mary Joe Frug Jan 1981

The Proposed Revisions Of The Code Of Professional Responsibility: Solving The Crisis Of Professionalism, Or Legitimating The Status Quo, Mary Joe Frug

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


In Support Of The Proposed Model Rules Of Professional Conduct, Robert B. Mckay Jan 1981

In Support Of The Proposed Model Rules Of Professional Conduct, Robert B. Mckay

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Kutak Model Rules V. The American Lawyer's Code Of Conduct, Monroe H. Freedman Jan 1981

The Kutak Model Rules V. The American Lawyer's Code Of Conduct, Monroe H. Freedman

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Revision, Not Rejection, Is The Way To Modernize The Code Of Professional Responsibility, Allen B. Zerfoss Jan 1981

Revision, Not Rejection, Is The Way To Modernize The Code Of Professional Responsibility, Allen B. Zerfoss

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Current Format Of The Code Of Professional Responsibility Should Be Amended, Not Abandoned, To Accomodate The Need For Change, Alexander Unkovic Jan 1981

Current Format Of The Code Of Professional Responsibility Should Be Amended, Not Abandoned, To Accomodate The Need For Change, Alexander Unkovic

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Symposium Proceedings, Various Editors Jan 1981

Symposium Proceedings, Various Editors

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.