Forensic Expert Witness Association’s Chicago Chapter Announces Upcoming Program with Judge Virginia M. Kendall, United States District Court on May 15, 2018

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Perspectives on What Makes Effective Expert Witness Testimony - before a Court or Jury

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The Forensic Expert Witness Association’s (FEWA) Chicago Chapter announces their upcoming program on “Perspectives on What Makes Effective Expert Witness Testimony Before a Court or Jury”, with the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall as the speaker.

All expert witnesses, perspective expert witnesses and members of the legal community from greater Chicago are invited to attend this exciting and informative program on May 15th at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, Northern District of Illinois, 219 South Dearborn Street, Courtroom of The Honorable Virginia M. Kendall in Chicago. Advanced registration is required to meet the security clearance requirements. Seating is limited. Registration is $15.00 for FEWA members and $20.00 for non-members. To register, please visit the website and click on this event.

Judge Kendall was appointed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in January 2006. She has sat by designation with the Seventh, Ninth, and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. Prior to her appointment, she served as Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago where she worked for over ten years. During her tenureas an Assistant United States Attorney, she was appointed to the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Committee which reviewed all multi-jurisdictional child exploitation cases, served as the Child Exploitation Coordinator in the Northern District of Illinois, and as Coordinator of Project Safe Neighborhoods.

Judge Kendall teaches law courses in trial practice, federal litigation, and human trafficking at University of Chicago Law School, Yale University School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Judge Kendall is the co-author of Child Exploitation and Trafficking: Examining the Global Challenges and the U.S. Responses (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012), with T. Markus Funk, and Child Exploitation and Trafficking: Examining Global Enforcement and Supply Chain Challenges and U.S. Responses (Rowman & Littlefield 2016). She has authored numerous articles on a variety of topics including international human rights, human trafficking, and transnational investigations. Aside from her own writing, she also serves as an editor of Litigation Magazine and is a member of the American Law Institute and is currently working as an Advisor to the drafting of a model penal code for sexual offenses.

She currently lectures extensively both domestically and internationally in the areas of trial practice, public corruption, ethics, electronic discovery, patent litigation, social media, internet and computer investigations, intellectual property case management, child exploitation,human trafficking and judicial training.

Judge Kendall travels extensively both domestically and internationally to train judges, trial attorneys and investigators in the areas of trial law, rule of law, ethics, terrorism trials, crimes against women and children, human trafficking and public corruption. In June 2016, Judge Kendall was invited to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican where she presented at the Judges’ Summit on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime. Domestically, she has created a human trafficking training module for task forces and for judges and she regularly holds seminars to educate them and the public. She also regularly presents ethics training to the federal judiciary and judicial employees. Judge Kendall received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Northwestern University and her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law.

The Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) is the only non-profit professional membership organization dedicated to the professional development, ethics and promotion of forensic consultants in all fields of discipline. FEWA provides professional education for experts of all levels of experience and also for those aspiring to be experts who have not yet testified, which spans all technical specialties.

For more information, press only: Kerry Parker, CAE 415-369-9614 execdir(at)forensic(dot)org
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