Experts and scientific evidence

Rule 702. Testimony by experts
militarydefenselawyers390If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience,
training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and
(3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.

Rule 702. Expert Witnesses

Rule 702. The Expert’s Qualification to Form an Opinion

Proper Subject Matter (“Will Assist”)

Form of the Opinion

Rule 703. Basis For the Expert’s Testimony

Reliability

Probative Value