Providing Testimony

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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on Healtorture.org or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

Use the menu at right to explore all of the mental health evaluator training resources in this section.

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Expert Witness in Immigration Proceedings

Malphrus, Garry (2010), Immigration Law Advisor - A Monthly Legal Publication of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Vol. 4, No. 5, 1-14

This article examines case law from the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Federal circuit courts of appeals addressing the use of expert evidence in immigration proceedings, including questions of admissibility and weight. It also discusses the Federal Rules of Evidence regarding expert evidence as a possible guide to assist in navigating this terrain.

Link: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/ILA-Newsleter/ILA%202010/vol4no5.pdf

Immigration Court Proceedings

Immigration Equality Asylum Manual (2006), Immigration Equality, Chapter 27
Detailed overview of the proceedings from the Master Calendar hearing to the judge’s decision.

Link: https://www.immigrationequality.org/get-legal-help/our-legal-resources/immigrati…

Testimony Example

Unauthenticated transcript of testimony by medical examiner Dr. Sondra Crosby in the case of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the destroyer Cole. Dr. Crosby's direct examination begins on page 7; pertinent questions on page 10. An excellent example of the kinds of questions and kind of experience that an expert witness in torture treatment may encounter.

Link: http://www.mc.mil/Portals/0/pdfs/alNashiri2/Al%20Nashiri%20II%20%28TRANS24April2…