Because the practice of forensic psychology is different from traditional clinical work, special guidelines were developed to ensure a high level of quality in our practice. For example, zealous advocacy and persuasive arguments are appropriate for the attorney, but would not be ethical or proper for a forensic expert witness. A forensic expert must remain unbiased and disinterested in the outcome of any legal proceeding. The expert of course is interested in the data, findings and formulations that support his opinion. The conclusions will be vigorously defended in reports, depositions and court testimony.