“Wait’ll you hear this!” Arrgh! Your friend grabs you with a great teaser but starts into what he had for breakfast, his bus route, and other dumb details before FINALLY getting to the head-blowing news. I hear so many expert examinations where the overture takes so long, I’m nearly asleep when the show starts. An expert can be the centerpiece of your case if you make her opinions—not her schooling and speeches--- the focus. Start with name and occupation. Establish you hired her (Don’t say here, “By subpoena”). “Did you review the materials to come to opinions about the case?” Then, BOOM—“In summary, what are those opinions?” Let her answer. ”Why do you think that?” Then, “I’ll ask you to explain in more detail, but first, we need to hear why you’re qualified to give those opinions and how you got to them.” Most judges know the other side would have objected long before if your expert were not qualified. Here’s one decent link.https://blog.seakexperts.com/399/. Deplore the bore!