Forensic Expert Witness Association to Host Panel Discussion on The Use of Expert Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings

Chicago FEWA Chapter Breakfast Meeting on June 26 features an Assistant US Attorney, a State Forensic Unit Supervisor and a White Collar Crime Defense Attorney. Members of the expert witness, consulting and legal community, including forensic consultants in all technical specialties, attorneys, paralegals and judges are invited to attend.

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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 06, 2014

The Chicago Chapter of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) is pleased to announce its summer 2014 educational and networking meeting focusing on the topic of “The Use of Expert Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings” for forensic consultants and members of the legal community. FEWA is a national non-profit professional membership organization of experts who provide forensic services in all technical specialties.

Panelists Diane MacArthur, Assistant U.S. Attorney and Senior Trial Counsel, Northern District of Illinois, Mark Ertler, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Forensic Unit Supervisor and John Marshal Law School Faculty Member, and Lisa Noller, Esq. of Foley & Lardner, Vice-Chair Government Enforcement, Compliance and White Collar Defense Practice, will discuss how attorneys litigating criminal cases choose expert witnesses, what characteristics are important in the expert witness, and how attorneys find experts. The panel will be moderated by Venice Meyer, CPA/CFF, CBFE, Director, Duff & Phelps, Global Forensic Services.

According to FEWA Midwest Program Co-chair Marnie Gucciard, of McGovern & Greene, "Our FEWA Chicago summer meeting traditionally features regional leaders in the legal field. This year we continue this tradition with speakers from the US Department of Justice, the State's Attorney Office and an international law firm which was founded here in the Midwest."

The meeting is Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:30 am at the Conference Center of Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno in Chicago, IL. To learn more and register visit http://www.forensic.org or call the FEWA National Office at (415) 369-9614.

Speaking will be in a personal capacity. MCLE and CPE credits are pending approval.

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