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The use of experts has a great impact on how and what experts are selected. Management of these professionals involves another skill set, one that combines and shapes the earlier two. To begin with, not every claim is a good fit for an expert witness. The desired use of expert witness services determines the selection of an expert and helps to answer the question whether an expert is needed in the case at all. 

There are many available sources of locating experts. A good way to begin is to ask for word-of-mouth referrals based on the personal experience of others. You can contact risk managers, third-party administrators, and other claims handlers familiar with experts who have testified and assisted in claims similar to the one you are handling. These professionals can recommend particular experts and can perhaps also provide you with other sources to pursue.

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