Deborah Kuchler – Draft/Participate in Amendment Process of Louisiana Senate Bill 308

Deborah Kuchler assisted in drafting and fully participated in the review and amendment process of Louisiana Senate Bill 308. The goal of the bill was to establish a consistent and timely procedure for trial court review of the qualifications and methodologies of expert witnesses.

The effect of the bill is to eliminate “junk science” and non-expert witnesses from the court room. It will require a judge to give written reasons for allowing or excluding an expert witness, which is an excellent tool for appellate review of such decisions.