Expert Witness

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit contracts with expert witness providers to provide adult and juvenile competency evaluations, incapacity examinations in guardianship cases, and psychological and social investigations in family law cases. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Applications, Contract Agreements, Administrative Orders and Uniform Invoice Templates

The documents listed below are applications, contract agreements, administrative orders and uniform invoice templates applicable to court appointed mental health experts.

Adult/Juvenile Competency Evaluations

Administrative Order 2.601 for Selection and Payment of Court Appointed Experts (In all cases except Probate & Guardianship)
Application to Provide Mental Health Services for Adult and Juvenile Competency Evaluations
Agreement for Psychological or Expert Witness Professional Services in Adult and/or Juvenile Criminal Matters
Administrative Order 2.602 for the Establishment of Review Panel for Selection of Court Appointed Experts
Template - Uniform Invoice for Expert Services
Instructions and Sample of Uniform Invoice for Expert Witness
Application Checklist

Probate / Guardianship and Developmental Disabilities Examining Committee Evaluations

Administrative Order 6.301 for Probate and Guardianship Division Compensation for Attorneys, Examining Committee Members and other Experts Relating to Guardianship Matters
Application to Provide Mental Health Services in Probate/Guardianship and Developmental Disabilities Committee Evaluations
Agreement for Expert Witness Professional Services for Probate/Guardianship and Developmental Disabilities Committee Evaluations
Administrative Order 2.602 for the Establishment of Review Panel for Selection of Court Appointed Experts
Template - Uniform Invoice for Expert Services
Instructions and Sample of Uniform Invoice for Expert Witness
Application Checklist

Social Investigations

Administrative Order Regarding Social Investigations
Application to Conduct Social/Custody Investigations in Family Law cases
Agreement for Psychological or Expert Witness Professional Services in Family Law Matters
Administrative Order 2.602 for the Establishment of Review Panel for Selection of Court Appointed Experts
Template - Uniform Invoice for Expert Services
Instructions and Sample of Uniform Invoice for Expert Witness
Application Checklist

Family Law Psychological Evaluations

Administrative Order 2.601 for Selection and Payment of Court Appointed Experts (In all cases except Probate & Guardianship)
Application to Provide Mental Health Services for Psychological Evaluations in Family Law Cases
Agreement for Psychological or Expert Witness Professional Services in Family Law Matters
Administrative Order 2.602 for the Establishment of Review Panel for Selection of Court Appointed Experts
Template - Uniform Invoice for Expert Services
Instructions and Sample of Uniform Invoice for Expert Witness
Application Checklist
Debra Oats
Program Manager
Phone
(561) 355-4495
Room
5.2500