In some cases, it may be advantageous to have a general schedule for the date when certain work is to be completed. Depending on the field, the preparation of an expert may include verifying large documents, conducting experiments or analyzing scientific methods. By planning and bypassing the specifics of an expert`s work, the expert and lawyer will understand more clearly when certain tasks are performed. In addition to the following standard agreement, some related resources are available on this website: Whenever the advance is exhausted, an ex post advance [an amount equivalent to 10 times the doctor`s hourly rate] is charged each overtime at the [hourly rate] rate per hour. Unlike the initial case opening, verification and consultation fees, which are ten times the non-refundable hourly rate of the expert, the unused portion of one of these subsequent services [an amount equal to ten times the expert`s hourly rate] (during that period prior to the appointment or authorization of the expert) is returned if my services are no longer required. Experts may also be disqualified for factual reasons, such as their research or statements in a previous case, which are directly contrary to the theory alleged in this case. It is therefore important to confirm in the agreement that there is nothing in the expert`s history that can contradict his current work or otherwise undermine him. The following example requires payment of all fees in advance. Early payment prevents situations in which the expert witness has made an assessment, writes a report, invoiced the lawyer, but does not receive the full payment if due. It goes without saying that the opposing lawyer pays my hourly fees for the deposit itself at the time of the dismissal. [As mentioned in Chapter 5, the party or parties that, for the payment of an expert for the time spent on filing, varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.] Overall, the more time and details are spent on a conservation agreement, the more fruitful the relationship between the parties will be.