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Expert Witness

The Latin American Studies Association Expert Witness Section offers a professional organizing mechanism for people who serve as experts in a range of legal proceedings, including asylum and war crimes cases. The Section promotes the development of a community of scholars positioned to provide expert witness assistance across a variety of legal settings, with the intention to support both new and experienced experts. The Section may include: serving as a resource hub to share experiences and resources; providing guidance and mentorship to experts; developing a set of ethical guidelines for expert witnesses; and supporting each other in the psychological-emotional challenges associated with expert witnessing.