2018 Forensic Expert Witness Association National Conference

Friday, April 27 - Saturday, April 28

WE TURN EXPERTS INTO EXPERT WITNESSES

Registration is Now OPEN! 

Join the Forensic Expert Witness Association at the upcoming 2018 FEWA National Conference, Friday April 27 - Saturday, April 28
at the San Francisco Bar Association Conference Center.


REGISTRATION

This unique 2-day learning & networking experience providing advanced training skills for all levels and disciplines of experts, including:

  • How to Excel During Depositions
  • Effective Report Reading & Writing
  • Successful Presentations and Testimony as an Expert Witness
  • Social Media, Marketing, and More!

Member Price 
2-Day Registration - $825
1-Day Registration - $525

Non-Member Price 
2-Day Registration - $1,025
1-Day Registration - $625

REGISTER HERE


AGENDA

Friday, April 27

7:00 am–8:00 am Registration Open

7:00 am–8:00 am Breakfast / Sponsor Showcase

8:00 am–8:30 am President Opening Remarks & Attendee Introductions

8:30 am–10:00 am What Trial Lawyers Look For When Choosing An Expert
Presented by: Jeff T. Makoff, Valle Makoff LLP

10:00 am–10:15 am Break

10:15 am–11:45 am Interview Skills For Experts: How To Win The Beauty Contest
Presented by: Jeff T. Makoff, Valle Makoff LLP

11:45 am–1:00 pm Lunch

12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch Breakout Session

  • Digital Evidence for Experts - Better Exhibits with Photography and Video
    Presented by: Keith Rosenthal

1:00 pm–2:00 pm Social Media & 10 To-Do's For Reputation Management on LinkedIn
Presented by: Jason McDonald, JM Internet Group

1:00 pm–4:00 pm Becoming a Forensic Consultant: Your Next Career Workshop
Presented by: Susan Maccoy and David Saldivar

2:00 pm–2:10 pm Break

2:15 pm–3:15 pm  Likability With Judges
Presented by: Rhonda Laumann

3:15 pm–4:15 pm  TBA

4:15 pm–4:25 pm Break

4:30 pm–5:30 pm Protecting the Expert Witness During Testimony and Deposition
Presented by: Alison Buchanan, Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel

6:00 pm–8:00 pm  Networking Reception

Saturday, April 28

7:00 am–8:00 am Registration Open

7:00 am–8:00 am Breakfast / Sponsor Showcase

8:00 am–8:25 am President Opening Remarks & Awards

8:30 am–10:00 am Mock Depositions and Cross Examinations by the Aggressive Opposing Attorney 
Presented by: Ara Jabagchourian, Ara J Law

10:00 am–10:10 am Break

10:10 am–11:00 am DIY Digital Marketing on a Shoestring
Presented by: D. Larry Dunville, Overhead Crane Consulting
This presentation will be a step-by-step recipe for anyone to implement a digital marketing strategy. With just basic computer skills, our members can execute a digital marketing program that will produce a more effective marketing campaign because only they truly know their client's needs. You will learn about how Google works, defining your website's customer, writing a one page marketing plan, and step-by-step instructions to an effective DIY website.

11:00 am–11:45 am How to Delight Your Attorney and Defang the Other Side
Presented by: Spencer Pahlke, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

11:45 pm–1:00 pm Lunch 

12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch Breakout Session

  • LinkedIn (& Other Social Media) for Experts & Lawyers
    Presented by: Kristin Baldwin

1:00 pm–2:00 pm Search Engine Optimization & 10 To-Do's For Your Expert Witness Practice

Presented by: Jason McDonald, JM Internet Group

2:00 pm–2:10 pm Break

2:15 pm–3:15 pm TBA

3:15 pm–4:45 pm Groups to Join, Services to Use, and Things to Do: A Getting More Business Seminar
Presented by: Toby Edwards, IMS ExpertServices
So, you want to get more business as an expert witness? You need more than just years of experience. This 90-minute seminar will introduce strategies to get more business, looking at useful groups for every expert to join, services specifically relevant to expert witnesses, and finally, some simple and effective things an expert can do to raise their profile, increase their marketability, and get more business. By the seminar's end you will have specific, do-able tactics to put into practice. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion, and please fee free to contact Toby prior to the seminar - perhaps we can address a specific question you have.

4:45 pm–5:00 pm Closing Remarks


Learn more about the conference here.