Will Katrina cases drain pool of experts?

As insurers and legal professionals begin to sift through damage claims in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the demand for experts in key areas is likely to be unprecedented. The sheer volume of cases could quickly drain the pool of qualified experts, leaving lawyers in the lurch.

This was the conclusion of an article I wrote, After Katrina, Will Experts Grow Scarce? which appears in the current issue of BullsEye, the newsletter of IMS ExpertServices.

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  • If lawyers need to have such sub-sub-specialties to adequately represent their clients, there may be a need for better legal information management. Can’t help with the details, but I have been working on a webpage with basic legal research information for novices because I’ve noticed that even if you find the right resource, the instructions on using it often aren’t clear enough and don’t lead you to important related resources.