Gloria Miccioli has 20 years experience as a law librarian. She is currently Senior Research Librarian at Willliams & Connolly. Prior to that, she was Reference/Government Documents Librarian at the Jacob Burns Law Library of the George Washington University.
|Lawyers often litigate cases that require
knowledge beyond their own expertise; they must seek out
experts as surely as salmon swim upstream. In the past,
librarians have used print directories, literature
searches and even word-of-mouth to fill this need. With a
multitude of sources now available on the INTERNET,
finding an expert or consultant in any number of fields
is easier than ever. But like so many things on the Net,
expert witness information differs from site to site.
The main difference is in the amount of information provided. Some sites give the researcher direct access to a consultant, who may have his or her own web page with name, address, and a brief or detailed resume. Similar to this is a web directory compiled by an organization, such as CounselQuest: Expert Witness Directory, which lists individuals who may be contacted directly by the researcher.