The Forensic Expert Witness

FEWA is accepting nominations for both the National Board of Directors and each of the FEWA 2019 Chapter Board of Directors. 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, giving members plenty of opportunities 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/or 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 an editorial piece to FEWA.

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FEWA Membership

The value of your membership has increased! Continue your commitment to FEWA and renew your membership for 2019 to maintain your FEWA benefits. We made it easy to renew your FEWA membership online. Follow the link below for information about FEWA Membership Benefits and a how-to guide to renewing your dues online. Click here to renew your membership dues before they expire on December 31!

FEWA National Conference

2019 Conference

Registration for the FEWA 2019 National Conference is OPEN! Reserve your spot today for the most anticipated event of the year for Forensic Experts, April 26-27, 2019. Join attorneys, your fellow experts, and other legal professionals at the Bar Association of San Francisco for two days of learning, mentorship, networking, and earning CFLC credits. Click here to register. For more information about the FEWA Conference visit the link below.

Industry News

Cybercrime is a growing problem as it increases exponentially requiring the need for digital forensics expertise also to grow adjacently. There are numerous law enforcement agencies such as FBI, local police force and many other entities who rely on digital forensics to catch criminals.

When looking at the new demand from digital forensics in 2019, it is crucial understanding that this market is segmented based on its various components (Software, hardware, and services), tools, types, verticals, and regions.

Recently, we have received some questions from expert witnesses regarding potential liability for expert witness testimony. The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided this issue.

A new field, “image synthesis,” is coming into focus, in which computer graphics and A.I.are combined. Progress is accelerating. Researchers are discovering new ways to use neural networks—software systems based, loosely, on the architecture of the brain—to analyze and create images and videos.

Experts have a tough job translating sometimes technical detail to lay audiences and working closely with a party to the litigation while still maintaining the role of “teacher” rather than “advocate.”

More than one crime, including multiple murders, has been solved with help from 3D printing, as the technology can help recreate forensic evidence. But in a new study entitled “A Preliminary Investigation into the Accuracy of 3D Modeling and 3D Printing in Forensic Anthropology Evidence Reconstruction,” a team of researchers examines just how impactful 3D printing and 3D modeling actually are in solving cases.

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Meet An Expert
Ted Simon, LLC
Toxicologist and scientist with expertise in risk assessment, mathematical modeling, statistics, neuroscience, and ecological health. 10+ years at the EPA. 15+ years of teaching and extensive public speaking. Consulting and expert witness experience with alcohol, DUI and dram shop issues, environmental risk, illegal drugs, pharmaceuticals, accidental poisoning, and intellectual property.
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Calendar of Events
Nov 2018
Chapter Event: Arizona
5:30pm - 7:45pm (MST)
Nov 2018
Chapter Event: Northern California
6:00pm - 8:30pm (PST)
Dec 2018
Chapter Event: Florida
8:30am - 3:00pm (EST)
Dec 2018
Chapter Event: Chicago (Midwest)
5:00pm - 7:00pm (CST)
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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 have received detailed information about the renewal requirements and should contact the FEWA National Office if they have any questions. Click here for more information about the CFLC and recertification.