"There wasn't a dull moment during the entire conference," 2014 FEWA Annual Conference Attendee
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014
The Forensic Expert Witness Association's (FEWA) Annual Conference is a national event that brings together a large and diverse group of professionals from across the country who share common goals related to forensic consulting and expert witness services in all fields of discipline. FEWA welcomes new and seasoned forensic consultants, attorneys, legal professionals, exhibitors, and those interested in exploring forensic consulting as a career to attend the 2015 Annual Conference, April 23-25 at the Westin San Diego.
The FEWA Annual Conference offers forensic consultants who often serve as expert witnesses, the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and techniques required to perform in an effective manner. Forensic experts testify in court trials or provide vital information that will be used in a trial. Oftentimes, they must perform highly technical and precise work where one misstep can have an adverse impact on a legal case. In almost every case, the expert's testimony is a necessity and is expected by jurors and judges.
The conference schedule features two days of continuing education sessions for experts and networking with attorneys, judges, arbitrators and trial consultants, plus an optional pre-conference day of training. The optional pre-conference sessions will feature two concurrent educational tracks for those aspiring to become forensic consultants as well as for seasoned forensic consultants seeking advanced interactive education. In addition, the conference offers attendees the opportunity to earn over 15 credit hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for CPAs, plus Continuing Education Credits towards FEWA’s soon to be announced Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) certification program. Furthermore, the conclusion of the meeting will feature presentation of the FEWA President's National Meritorious Service Awards.
Conference co-chairs Allan Kleiner and Mike Wakshull are collaborating with the FEWA Annual Conference Planning Committee to develop a schedule of courses designed to be of interest to experts of all disciplines and all levels of experience. Attorneys, judges and fellow forensic consultants will share their experiences and expertise on a wide range of topics including, how experts are expected to contribute in all aspects of a trial, effective report writing, the role of technology, cross and direct-examination skills, communication skills to effectively fulfill the needs of jurors, alternative dispute resolution, and much more! This year’s Conference theme “Where Forensic Consultants Learn, Connect, & Grow” empowers attendees and speakers to engage with like-minded professionals who seek advanced interactive education, peer-to-peer networking and referrals, and direct interaction with attorneys.
In prior years, attendees have benefited from highly regarded speakers and leaders in the field including lead attorneys, litigators, partners, judges, State Bar Presidents, law school professors, expert witnesses, and many more. The FEWA Annual Conference provides experts the opportunity to network and speak directly with professionals in an individual and group-learning environment.
Conference registration opens in the fall of 2014. For more information or to request to be added to FEWA's mailing list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, visit http://www.forensic.org or follow FEWA on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/forensic-expert-witness-association/19/720/146/.
ABOUT FEWA: Based in San Francisco, the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) is the only non-profit professional membership organization that verifies that each of its professional members has testified at least three times as an expert witness. 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. FEWA has chapters across the U.S., publishes a searchable print and on-line directory for attorneys to locate its members and for peer referral, holds local meetings for education and networking, and provides training and support for forensic consultants.