As a benefit of membership, all FEWA members are included on the Online Directory located at www.forensic.org. Each member has self-selected categories sub-categories identifying areas of expertise one's practice falls within. The Online Directory is an invaluable marketing tool to increase visibility of our experts to the attorneys and legal professionals who contact us on a daily basis inquiring about experts.
You are invited to attend the FEWA Annual Conference, April 26-27, 2019 at the Bar Association of San Francisco. The two-day conference will feature a wide range of dynamic sessions, designed with you in mind. It’s a conference For Experts and Attorneys, Presented By Experts and Attorneys. Experts, forensic consultants, attorneys, paralegals, appraisers, and other legal professionals of all specialties and experience levels will benefit. The 2019 Conference is shaping up to be FEWA’s best conference yet and we encourage you to reserve your spot before it’s too late! Learn more about the programming, Friday’s Attorney Reception, the Mentor / Mentee Program, and much more at fewaannualconference.org.
Consider taking your expert witness business to the next level in 2019 and apply for FEWA’s Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) credential. The CFLC credential promotes a greater level of confidence for your clients while positioning one ahead of fellow experts in the same discipline without the credential. It’s now required that CFLC applicants and current CFLC’s looking to recertify must pass the CFLC Certification Exam, in additional to continuing education and professional involvement, to qualify for the designation. Consider taking the next step at get certified — and put yourself above the rest. Learn more at www.forensic.org/certification or contact the FEWA National Office to get started.
ATTENTION to current CFLC’s who are due to expire this year — you must take the exam and submit your recertification application before December 31, 2018.
The deadline to submit your nomination for the National Board of Directors and each of the FEWA 2019 Chapter Board of Directors is quickly approaching. Members are invited to nominate themselves or a fellow current member. Nominations for the National Board of Directors can be sent to the National Office by Wednesday, December 5. Serving on the Board is a great way to expand your network, advance your knowledge, and give back to the FEWA community.
The FEWA e-newsletter is distributed twice a month - that’s 24 opportunities for you to contribute an article, news item or event notice for our newsletter! We are always interested to hear about your experiences as an expert witness and legal consultant, whether you are just starting out your career or are a seasoned expert. Click below for more information about how to create and submit a community editorial to FEWA.
John Cook, PhD is one of FEWA’s newest members. He is an expert in data privacy and joined the Houston Chapter earlier in November as an Associate member. John will be sharing his knowledge on data privacy at the Houston Chapter’s lunch meeting on December 13. To learn more about John, click below or visit his FEWA profile. Please join us in welcoming John to FEWA!
Current CFLC Certificants due for renewal should submit their Recertification Application and required CFLC Exam by the December 31, 2018 deadline. As of November 1st, any new or renewing Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) certificant is required to pass a 60 question online exam, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements of participation and coursework. Those due to recertify by December 31, 2018 can find detailed information about the renewal requirements here. Please contact the FEWA National Office with any questions.
FEWA’s Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) promotes a greater level of confidence for clients and employers, demonstrates the credential holder’s passion and commitment for improvement in forensic consulting, increases opportunities for leads and referrals, and much more. Those interested in earning the CFLC distinction, and existing CFLC holders who wish to recertify, must submit proof of participation & coursework and complete a test. Click here for more information about the CFLC and recertification.
At FEWA you become part of a community of experts which allow you to stay current on topics which can impact how and why you do your business. Additionally FEWA provides its members with the opportunity to better understand some of the inner workings as an expert. Being an Expert Witness can be an exciting way to utilize the years of experience you have in your industry and being better prepared for the process can reap many long-term benefits for you. Your FEWA family is always there to help answer questions and guide you. You will be receiving a paper renewal notice in the mail soon and the opportunity to renew online will be made available. Now is the time to renew your 2019 membership dues and take advantage of our new website and Online Directory!
Over the past year, the FEWA Credentialing Committee has worked diligently to improve the CFLC application process and ensure only those qualified receive the distinction of the credential. The Credentialing Committee has designed a CFLC Exam which will cover the the duties and responsibilities of providing forensic consulting and expert witness services in litigation claims in a core program consisting of nine distinct areas of study known as the "Core Program." Beginning November 1, 2018, the CFLC Exam will be a mandatory application requirement for those seeking the credential AND for current CFLC seeking recertification. Learn more about the exam and application requirements.