In the summer of 2011, the NC General Assembly passed HB 542 which changed Rule 702(a).  Some have suggested the new language represents a different standard for expert testimony in North Carolina. But does it? While the passage of this legislation was met with mixed emotions, it was certainly unclear what, if any, change this legislation truly meant for attorneys in North Carolina. 

This webinar series will explore Rule 702(a) – from both the civil practitioner's and criminal defense practitioner's angle – and will answer fundamental questions about what has -- and has not -- changed with North Carolina’s Rules of Evidence. 
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
January 25, 2012 12:30 PM Eastern
Length:
1 hour
Changes to Rule 702: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same
The language of former Rule 702(a) will be compared to the language of new Rule 702(a), with particular emphasis on how our courts interpreted and applied the old rule and what those decisions suggest about the meaning of the language in the revised rule.  Does the new language make any substantive change to these interpretations, particularly Howerton v. Arai Helmet, Ltd. and State v. Goode?

  • Has anything truly changed in North Carolina?
  • How might the new language impact the criminal defense practitioner?
  • How might the new language impact the civil practitioner?
  • Does the change impact access to justice?

Speaker Information
M. Gordon Widenhouse Jr.   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
North Carolina State Bar
Total Hours: 1.00
General Hours: 1.00
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