Jurors have shorter attention spans and have become visual learners. So don’t ASK your expert to describe the location of the L5-S1 on the lumbar spine. Tell your expert to stand-up and POINT to it on a model or on your back.
Let Jurors See and Hear The Experience
There is a difference between telling a jury your witness is a good doctor and showing them. If your expert analyzed a histology slide, let the jury see your witness “expertly” place the slide under the microscope and hear your expert describe the steps involved in the analysis.
Watching your witness do what they do every day reminds the jury that your witness is an expert. Whenever possible, let the jury see your experts doing their job.