Ways to Help Convince Attorneys That You Can Help Them as an Expert Witness

The introductory phone call is your biggest opportunity to influence an attorney’s decision to employ you. Show him that you already know litigation support and that you know your specialty. You can begin by suggesting how you would approach a case he has. Be proactive with your experience and experience.
Once you have a little experience under your belt, you can offer free technical advice with regard to a case, or even share things that other attorneys have done in similar cases. You are not giving advice to a lawyer on the law, but you are sharing your experiences in other cases that are similar. If you have more background in a particular kind of case than the attorney has then your qualifications may help him to identify areas of need. You could suggest the steps you might take to reach an opinion in the case. This approach uses your specialty experience as a selling tool in a low-key way.
Do your credentials and background support your claim to being an expert, and does your CV instantly convey that claim? Do you sound great when you speak, and do you speak well and clearly? Shyness does not become an expert witness. wonderful eye contact is a valued skill.
Can you dress well? Think of your initial meeting with an attorney as a job interview.  Wear business clothing. If you see that the atmosphere in the office is more casual, then you might dress down a bit for future meetings but never dress more casually than those you will be working with. You want to impress attorneys with your professionalism, and your appearance contributes to that. When you attend a deposition or a trial, you should take the same approach to appearance as well. You want everyone to see you as both serious and professional in appearance as well as in demeanor.
Sloppiness in your appearance suggests carelessness in your work.
You should consider one more thing. Do not overdress by wearing flashy clothes or flashy jewelry. One lawyer I worked for pointed out to me that the opposing expert had on a $ 10,000 Rolex watch during a deposition. He said jurors don’t want it rubbed in their noses exactly how much money experts make. The attorney planned to make a point of the watch with the jurors if given the opportunity.

Judd Robbins has been an internationally recognized expert witness since 1986 in the US and in the UK. In 2010, his book “Expert Witness Training” was published by Presentation Dynamics. Robbins has advanced degrees from UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan, has been an Information Systems manager and an Education Systems manager, and consults in both computer and legal issues. Learn more about Mr. Robbins and his Expert Witness Training materials at www.juddrobbins.com

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Advocacy Group, A Just Cause, Meets With Congressmen On Capitol Hill About IRP6 Case; Shares How IRP Software Will Help Fight Terrorism and Keep America Safe

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Advocacy group, A Just Cause, announces today that its team has had recent successful meetings with members of Congress in Washington D.C. regarding the IRP6 case. The team shared information with Congress about the law enforcement software that IRP Solutions had developed and found that there is still a need for legislation to support equipping law enforcement agencies with innovative investigations software. A Just Cause believes that the software developed by the IRP6 is critical to the United States fight against terror.

The IRP6 case concerns an African-American company (IRP Solutions Corporation) in Colorado that developed criminal investigations software for federal, state and local law enforcement. The IRP6 were convicted in 2011 and have been incarcerated at the Federal Prison Camp in Florence, Colorado for two years while A Just Cause questions the unusual length of time for getting an appellate decision. The IRP6 and supporters continue to maintain their innocence and are seeking intervention from Congress (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA).

The advocacy organization believes that the federal government’s efforts to track terrorist organizations and collaborate with other agencies in the war on terror could be resolved with Case Investigative Lifecycle (CILC) software developed by the now-jailed CEO and former executives of IRP Solutions Corporation. “A Just Cause is pushing for the release of the IRP6 so they can get back to what they were doing… helping to make this country safe,” argues Sam Thurman, A Just Cause.

“We have found that the software developed by IRP Solutions meets or exceeds many of the requirements called out by the 9/11 Commission, as well as what is suggested as best practices by the National Institute of Justice,” says Sam Thurman, A Just Cause. “While the 9-11 Commission Report was released some time back, the issues still exist. The CILC software made such a splash in the market that it was featured in the Law Enforcement Technology Magazine (http://www.officer.com/search?q=irp+solutions), Police Magazine (http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2004/02/software-spotlight.aspx and http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/photogallery/2010/01/law-enforcement-software.aspx), and it was referenced in the 8th Edition of ‘Criminal Investigation,’ a textbook written by Wayne Bennett and Karen Hess (Criminal Investigation, Bennett and Hess, 2007, Thomson Wadsworth),” adds Thurman.

Efforts to track terrorist activities was brought to the forefront with the 9/11 Commission Report. The 9/11 Commission Report states, “The FBI did not have the capability to link the collective knowledge of agents in the field to national priorities.” The report further stated, “The FAA’s capabilities to take aggressive, anticipatory security measures were especially weak.” (National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, August 2004, http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/).

The 9/11 Commission analysis stated, “The FBI did not have an adequate mechanism for validating source reporting, nor did it have a system for adequately tracking and sharing source reporting, either internally or externally” (National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, August 2004, http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/).

Based on forensic evidence presented during the IRP6 trial, we believe that IRP’s CILC software is designed will fulfill the government’s requirements,” says Thurman (Califorensics Analysis, Case 1:09-cr-00266-CMA Document 298-2, 10/8/10 USDC Colorado).

“I am 100% confident that CILC can immediately help the FBI resolve the case management challenges identified by Jack Israel. CILC was designed to be able to do what no other investigative software in the world could – morph itself to work within the process of any law enforcement agency,” says Gary Walker, IRP6 (CEO, IRP Solutions Corporation).

Court records (Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA) show that during the trial of the IRP executives, software forensics expert Don Vilfer of Califorensics analyzed the CILC software. According to the analysis conducted by Califorensics, “The software (CILC) contained many notable features, making it a functional product for the intended consumer (Califorensics Analysis, Case 1:09-cr-00266-CMA Document 298-2, 10/8/10 USDC Colorado).” Court records also show that the report stated, “No one software application would meet the needs of all agencies, but the functionality that we observed in our review of the CILC software would undoubtedly be of interest to many law enforcement agencies (Califorensics Analysis, Case 1:09-cr-00266-CMA Document 298-2, 10/8/10 USDC Colorado).”

“Court records show that evidence of the validity of the CILC software, as well as other key testimony were not allowed during trial,” says Thurman. “There is solid proof that the executives of IRP Solutions were engaged with the Department of Homeland Security to the extent of providing a quote to deliver one module of their software to the government… a quote that exceeded $ 100 million (for the Consolidated Enforcement Environment Initiative). I must add that the federal government has already spent over $ 1 Billion on what the government has called failed efforts at this type of software (Virtual Case File and Sentinel, http://www.justice.gov/oig/reports/FBI/a0740/intro.htm),” concludes Thurman.

“This week I visited a Congressman in Washington, D.C. who conceded that federal agents still do not have the tools needed to track and fight terrorism,” says Lamont Banks, A Just Cause. “God forbid a terror attack on the scale of 9/11 strikes this nation again. Let’s imagine if the IRP6 were not incarcerated and their software was in full use throughout the country, could something like the Boston Marathon bombing have been avoided,” questions Banks. “That is a very real scenario that people need to consider while six patriots sit in prison for over two years waiting on an appeal,” adds Banks. “We are asking American citizens to take a hard look at this case and demand that the IRP6 be released. These men believe in this country, and I believe that they have developed something that is truly vital in our war on terror,” says Banks.    

A Just Cause has released information showing that court records (Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA) confirm expert witnesses for the IRP6 were not allowed to testify during trial. Andrew Albarelle, Principal Executive Officer of Remy Corporation, a Denver-based staffing company, took the stand to testify on behalf of the defendants, but Judge Arguello dismissed Mr. Albarelle before he could testify. (Discover: Albarelle Letter, Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA). “The anomalies in this case are egregious without question”, says Thurman. “When you consider the expert witness situation, Judge Arguello violating the men’s Fifth Amendment, and then the gross injustice of denying them over 200 pages of transcript that we believe will prove their innocence…there is no question in our minds that the IRP6 should not be in prison. There is also no question in our mind that there is enough evidence to warrant an investigation in this case,” adds Thurman.

“In addition to the unusually long lag in the appellate process, A Just Cause questions the inconsistent feedback from the various court employees,” states Ethel Lopez, A Just Cause. “The Judicial Assistant to Appellate Judge Hartz stated that they are done with the case, but the former Deputy Clerk of the Court Doug Cressler stated previously that it has not been decided, and yet another time it was stated that the case is with the ‘writing judge’. These inconsistencies raise a red flag,” argues Lopez.

The IRP6 (Kendrick Barnes, Gary L. Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, Clinton A. Stewart, David A. Zirpolo and David A. Banks) have been incarcerated for over two years (US District Court for the District of Colorado, Judge Christine M. Arguello, D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA; Case Nos: NO. 11-1487, Case Nos. 11-1488, 11-1489, 11-1490, 11-1491 and 11-1492).

Appellate Court panel includes the Honorable Senior Judge Bobby R. Baldock, Honorable Judge Harris L. Hartz, and Honorable Judge Jerome A. Holmes

For more information about the story of the IRP6 or for copies of the legal filings go to http://www.freetheirp6.org.

Related press releases: http://www.a-justcause.com/#!press-releases/c21pq

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I have been living in this neigh borhood for 5 years now I rent the house(the property is my dads) in broward county and we got two dogs that are pit bull mix. I had one for 2 years and the other one for almost a year now. About 3 days a go we were walking the dogs like we do every day and about half hour after we got home a police officer showed up. He told us that someone had complain that we were walking pitbulls in the neighborhood.we were all surpriced b/c we never had any problems with any one, and soposuly they say there is a rule in the nieghborhood that says that we aren’t alowed to have pitbulls in the property. we investigated and the rule does says that. but we din’t even know. So know we are having problem with the assosiation and the want us to get rid of the dogs unless we can prove that they are mix breeds.One way we can do this is by blood testing, bu the only thingis that it cost 300per dog. or find a pic of a mix dog that look like them and show it to them


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Unfortunately, if that is in the rules, you might have to move.

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