The Winning Edge: A Handbook for Testifying Vocational Experts
- Authors: Philip Spergel, Ed.D.
- ISBN-13: 978-1-936360-63-5
- ISBN-10: 1-936360-63-2
- Copyright Date Ed: November 13, 2017
- Pages: 192
- Binding Information: Softbound
- Size: 6 x 9 inches (US)
Work is one of life’s most organizing principles. Work has instrumental value. It provides one with a sense of well being and a sense of accomplishment depending on how one views one’s job as making even a small contribution to society.
Individuals who do not work are often involved in litigation, such as personal injuries, work-related issues (industrial accidents), motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, unfair employment practices, and divorce matters. These issues are very familiar to vocational experts.
This handbook will deal with the following topics: understanding the meaning of work, education and training, referral process, review of records, the interview, the test battery, analysis of the data, the report, preparation for testifying, and credentials and ethics.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Meaning of Work
Chapter 2: Education and Training
Chapter 3: Credentials & Credibility
Chapter 4: The Referral-Marketing Your Practice
Chapter 5: Review of the Records and Subpoenas
Chapter 6: The Interview
Chapter 7: The Test Battery
Chapter 8: Analyses of the Data and the Report
Chapter 9: Preparing to Testify at Deposition and Trial
Chapter 10: Direct and Cross Examinations
Chapter 11: Ethics
Appendix I: Form Letters
Appendix II: Interview Forms
Appendix III: Sample Reports
Appendix IV: Code of Ethics
About the Author