A bundle of blogs: A civil litigation resource list on how to use forensic engineering experts

Following is a list of blogs posted on this site in the past that are useful to civil litigation lawyers and their clients.  The items are classified under these headings:

  • Forensic engineering and civil litigation,
  • The role of professional engineers in civil litigation, and,
  • Managing the cost of civil litigation.

The blogs – neatly bundled in this one posting, will enable counsel and clients to quickly learn how engineering experts address the technical issues in a case during the civil litigation process.

You can click on the addresses below and instantly go to the item you want to read.  When you’re finished reading, click on the back arrow and return to this blog.

Forensic engineering and civil litigation

  1. Stockwood, Q.C., David, Civil Litigation: A Practical Handbook, 5th ed., 2004, Thomson Carlswell
  2. Steps in the civil litigation process.  Posted August 28, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/08/28/steps-in-the-civil-litigation-process/
  3. What is forensic engineering?  Posted November 20, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/11/20/what-is-forensic-engineering/
  4. Steps in the forensic engineering investigative process.  Posted July 15, 2013 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2013/07/15/steps-in-the-forensic-engineering-investigative-process-with-an-appendix-on-costs/
  5. “Technical” visual site assessments: Valuable, low cost, forensic engineering method.  Posted September 4, 2012.  http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/09/04/technical-visual-site-assessments-valuable-low-cost-forensic-engineering-method/
  6. Writing forensic engineering reports.  Posted November 6, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/11/06/writing-forensic-engineering-reports/
  7. New civil procedure rules will result in the writing of better expert reports.  Posted May 20, 2013 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2013/05/20/new-civil-procedure-rules-will-result-in-the-writing-of-better-expert-reports/
  8. What do you think?  How do you express the degree of certainty with which the expert holds the opinion?  Posted June 8, 2013  http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2013/06/08/what-do-you-think-how-do-you-express-the-degree-of-certainty-with-which-the-expert-holds-the-opinion/

The role of professional engineers in civil litigation

  1. What comes first in civil litigation, the chicken or the egg? Posted October 21, 2013 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2013/10/21/what-comes-first-in-civil-litigation-the-chicken-or-the-egg/
  2. The role of a professional engineer in counsel’s decision to Take a Case.  Posted June 26, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/06/26/the-role-of-a-professional-engineer-in-counsels-decision-to-take-a-case/
  3. The role of a professional engineer assisting counsel prepare a Notice of Claim.  Posted July 26, 2012  http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/07/26/the-role-of-a-professional-engineer-assisting-counsel-prepare-a-notice-of-claim/
  4. The role of a professional engineer assisting counsel prepare a Statement of Claim.  Posted September 11, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/09/11/the-role-of-a-professional-engineer-assisting-counsel-prepare-a-statement-of-claim/
  5. The role of a professional engineer assisting counsel prepare a Statement of Defence.  Posted September 26, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/09/26/the-role-of-a-professional-engineer-assisting-counsel-prepare-a-statement-of-defence/
  6. The role of the professional engineer assisting counsel prepare an Affidavit of Documents.  Posted October 4, 2012  http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/10/04/the-role-of-a-professional-engineer-assisting-counsel-prepare-an-affidavit-of-documents-6th-posting-in-a-series/
  7. The role of a professional engineer assisting counsel during Discovery.  Posted October 16, 2012  http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/10/16/the-role-of-a-professional-engineer-assisting-counsel-during-discovery/
  8. The role of a professional engineer assisting counsel during Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR).  Posted November 16, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/11/16/the-role-of-a-professional-engineer-assisting-counsel-during-alternate-dispute-resolution-adr/
  9. The role of a professional engineer assisting counsel prepare for a Settlement Conference.  Posted November 29, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/11/29/the-role-of-a-professional-engineer-assisting-counsel-prepare-for-a-settlement-conference/
  10. The role of a professional engineer assisting counsel prepare for a Trial Date Assignment Conference.  Posted December 12, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/12/12/the-role-of-a-professional-engineer-assisting-counsel-prepare-for-a-trial-date-assignment-conference/
  11. The role of a professional engineer assisting counsel prepare for Trial.  Posted December 19, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2012/12/19/the-role-of-a-professional-engineer-assisting-counsel-prepare-for-trial/

Managing the cost of litigation

  1. How to manage the cost of civil litigation.  Posted October 4, 2013 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2013/10/04/how-to-manage-the-cost-of-civil-litigation/
  2. Difficulty estimating the cost of forensic engineering investigation.  Posted July 23, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2013/07/23/difficulty-estimating-the-cost-of-forensic-engineering-investigation/
  3. Why the difficulty estimating the cost of forensic engineering investigation?  Posted September 1, 2012 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2013/09/01/why-the-difficulty-estimating-the-cost-of-forensic-engineering-investigation/
  4. Should experts do pro bono work?  Posted November 13, 2013 http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2013/11/13/should-experts-do-pro-bono-work/
  5. Do forensic engineers jeopardize the appearance of their objectivity? Posted June 28, 2013  http://www.ericjorden.com/blog/2013/06/28/do-forensic-engineers-jeopardize-the-appearance-of-their-objectivity/




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