Webinar: A Primer on ‘Thinking Before Doing’ (Civility, Professionalism & Process) for Expert Witnesses, from the Trial Lawyer’s Perspective

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A Primer on 'Thinking Before Doing' (Civility, Professionalism & Process) for Expert Witnesses, from the Trial Lawyer's Perspective

Join fellow expert witnesses for the FEWA Virtual Academy hosted by the Forensic Expert Witness Association. This presentation is free for FEWA members, a login link will be emailed to all registered attendees before the webinar.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 12th at 1pm PST / 4pm EST. Secure your spot today! 

FEWA Members must sign in to their FEWA account in order to receive member pricing. 

Moderator: John LevitskeSenior Managing Director, Litigation & Disputes, Ankura


A discussion in the expert witness context of the basics regarding Civility, Professionalism and Process, including:

  • Purposes of An Expert Witness
  • Forums in Which the Testimony and/or Work-Product May Appear
  • The Community of Potential Users of the Expert Witness Work-Product and Testimony
  • Role of Civility
  • Role of Professionalism
  • Role of Process
  • Dealing with Difficult Situations
  • Presenting Opinions
  • Responding to Questions


Martin V. Sinclair,  Sperling & Slater, P.C.

Martin Sinclair is an attorney with the firm of Sperling & Slater, P.C.

Prior to Sperling & Slater, Martin served as an associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he has extensive experience representing public and private companies and individuals in all phases of litigation at both the trial and the appellate levels.

Mr. Sinclair’s experience includes representing Baxter International Inc. and certain of its officers and directors in a series of securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits; CF Industries Holdings, Inc. in litigation relating to its $4.7 billion acquisition of Terra Industries, Inc.; and GigaMedia Limited in connection with the sale of assets in the People’s Republic of China and related litigation in multiple national jurisdictions.

As a part of his practice, Mr. Sinclair is devoted to pro bono work. He has represented individual criminal defendants on direct appeal; secured permanent resident status for a juvenile refugee; and represented a major nonprofit community organization in litigation and mediation in connection with a dispute valued at more than $1 million.

Mr. Sinclair serves as a commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, and is a member of the Landmarks Illinois Board of Directors and the LAF Young Professionals Board. In addition, Mr. Sinclair taught appellate advocacy at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.


J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

B.A., University of Illinois

Please contact the FEWA Office at (415) 369-9614 or if you experience any problems with the registration form.

This course has been approved for 1 CFLC credit


Advance Registration
Member price: Free
Non-member price: $30.00

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Non-member price: $30.00

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