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Chapter Event: Chicago (Midwest)
Join the Forensic Expert Witness Association’s (FEWA) Chicago Chapter meeting on September 7! Douglas Wm. Godfrey, Professor of Legal Research and Writing, Chicago-Kent College of Law, will speak on “Communicating Your Opinions in Written Expert Witness Reports”. Douglas will give his perspective as a legal research, writing and trial tactics law professor plus former litigator and prosecutor. Recently, the Chicago Chapter gave an outstanding presentation with litigation attorneys speaking on the related topic of rules of evidence and litigation attorneys’ expectations for the basic elements of expert reports for admissibility. Professor Godfrey will provide a complementary, hands-on discussion on writing with clarity, the meaning of communicating, expressing and supporting positions, and how to have a persuasive and objective impact in the expert witness litigation context. Your report is your work product!
Venue: Huron Consulting
Doors open at: 8:00AM
Speaker Program: 8:30AM
Complimentary continental breakfast available
Professor Godfrey received his B.A. in History and Philosophy with honors and a M.A. in Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to joining IIT Chicago-Kent he was the sole practitioner of the Law Office of Douglas Wm. Godfrey, where he practiced litigation, including criminal defense, civil litigation and appellate practice. Before establishing his own firm, he was a prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney's office, where he served in the sex crimes and homicide bureaus.
After leaving New York, Professor Godfrey joined a large Chicago law firm, Katten, Muchin and Zavis, where he was a litigation attorney. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar, New York State Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including the Trial Bar), United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Board of Directors), Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
This course has been approved for 1hr CFLC Credit