Greetings! Seeking a little guidance regarding fees for:
1. Expert Witness locator- what is a typical "finder's fee"
2. If we decide to subcontract the work- what are appropriate charges? Through my certification program (Jurex) one recommendation was $200/hr. That would be about right with another posting I saw to charge 3X's the typical hourly rate (we are in the suburbs of NYC- RN hourly salary is $50-70 depending on experience). Additionally travel reimbursement per IRS standards, meals, materials. Retainer fee (?) $500.00.
A little background info: the firm is from upstate NY (salaries are typically much lower in this area, certainly less than where the trial is to be held). I don't want to scare aware, but don't want to underprice. Since this is our first go, I am a little hesitant. ANY help is appreciated.