Opinion and Expert Evidence
From: Law of Evidence, 7/e
Examination of the general exclusionary rule of opinion evidence and exceptions to it, the lay opinion evidence rule, the ultimate evidence rule, and the presentation and evaluation of evidence through expert witnesses.
The Honourable Justice David M. Paciocco of the Ontario Court of Justice, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, was formerly a Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa, Common Law Section. While a professor, he served as a prosecutor over a several-year period before engaging in a specialized criminal defence practice. He has written extensively about criminal law and is a frequent lecturer at continuing education programs for judges and lawyers. His academic writings have been relied upon, on numerous occasions, by courts in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, and by the Privy Council.
Lee Stuesser is the Founding Dean of Law at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University. Prior to this position he was a Professor of Law and the Director of the Canadian Law Program at Bond University in Australia. Before moving to Australia, he taught Evidence, Advocacy, and Criminal Law at the University of Manitoba for twenty years. He is the author of two books on advocacy: one for Canadian lawyers, An Advocacy Primer, and one for Australian barristers and solicitors, An Introduction to Advocacy.