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WPIC 6.51 Expert Testimony

11 WAPRAC WPIC 6.51Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal

11 Wash. Prac., Pattern Jury Instr. Crim. WPIC 6.51 (5th Ed)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal
January 2024 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part II. Evidence and Guides for Its Consideration
WPIC CHAPTER 6. Evaluation of Evidence
WPIC 6.51 Expert Testimony
A witness who has special training, education, or experience may be allowed to express an opinion in addition to giving testimony as to facts.
You are not, however, required to accept his or her opinion. To determine the credibility and weight to be given to this type of evidence, you may consider, among other things, the education, training, experience, knowledge, and ability of the witness. You may also consider the reasons given for the opinion and the sources of his or her information, as well as considering the factors already given to you for evaluating the testimony of any other witness.
Use this instruction if requested in a case in which expert testimony has been admitted.
The admissibility of expert testimony is governed by ER 702–706. The cases that are the basis for WPIC 6.51 are covered in detail in Tegland, 5A Washington Practice, Evidence Law and Practice, section 702.52 (6th ed.).
[Current as of March 2019.]
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