Another way to be active in the expert witness field is to play a sort of matchmaker, matching attorneys up with expert witnesses for their cases–either for the defense or for the prosecution. Expert witnesses for big money cases can be expected to fly anywhere to testify. There’s no reason your database of witnesses can’t be from all parts of the country. This business is similar to the computer repair business, but you will take on all sorts of electronic equipment besides just computers. You may also want to encourage people to give you their old electronics so you can use them for parts.
- JPs can add additional fees, and often do, including travel and hourly rates for additional meetings such as rehearsals, other prep time and any special requests.
- Since this is an online venture, you can choose any subject you know about and teach a course regardless of