The Practice Support section of FindLaw's Law Firm Management Center provides free resources related to financial issues encountered by solo and small law firm practices. Selecting business vendors and service providers such as Experts and Expert Witnesses, Document Preparation services, Investigators, and Litigation Support professionals is important to the success of your cases and your law firm. Working with the right litigation and practice support professionals can make all the difference. As a small business owner, you need the right information to make decisions that impact your law practice. Browse, read, and share FindLaw's collection of articles, tips and lists that focus on Practice Support.
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Services for Lawyers: Hiring a Translator or Interpreter
There will come a time in everyone's law practice when documents or witness testimony that needs to be presented, or understood, will not be available in English. You may need to engage the services of a company that can provide all manner of translation and interpretation services.Stages of the Expert Witness and Attorney Relationship
The words expert and witness are often joined together, as if the purpose of the expert is to be a witness at a trial. But most cases are settled without trial, so why do they call us witnesses? Here is a chronology of the stages of expert-attorney relationship which explains some of what is really happening (or not).
Considerations in Hiring an Asset Investigator
A species of private investigator exists to help lawyers identify what an individual or business owns: the asset investigator.Surviving Daubert: Bad Benchmarking by Expert Witnesses Puts Cases at Risk
Expert witnesses often make critical mistakes that put litigation at risk.
Recovery of Expert Witness Fees from Your Opponent in Litigation
In the U.S. legal system, winning a case doesn't guarantee that your expert witness fees will be paid by your opponent. However, prevailing parties often have ways to recover their expert witness fees.Considerations When Outsourcing Legal Document Preparation
Learn more about considerations to keep in mind when hiring a document preparation company to serve as a type of contract paralegal.
A species of private investigator exists to help lawyers identify what an individual or business owns: the asset investigator.
To what admissibility standard should expert witness testimony comport in order to certify a class? This seemingly straightforward question has sharply divided federal courts and has never been fully addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court -- until perhaps now.
The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the only judicial panel to wrestle with difficult Daubert questions lately.
There are plenty of companies that employ process servers ready and willing to do the job for you. What do you need to consider before hiring one?
TiVo Inc. scored a major victory in its four-year patent fight with rival EchoStar when the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict for TiVo of $74 million - with interest now estimated at $94 million.