Interactive Workshop on the Use of Remote Expert Witness (11/19/20)

A Live Interactive Workshop on the Use of Remote Expert Witness Testimony

The Illinois Supreme Court rules now provide that expert (and other) testimony can be heard remotely, which can save time, money for litigants and is more convenient for all involved. The Forensic Expert Witnesses Association (FEWA) and The Chicago Bar Association (CBA) have joined forces to offer a 2-part series which will provide guidance for Illinois judges and attorneys alike in determining how expert testimony should be conducted and regulated. 

The program will consist of a series of live demonstrations by experts and the following respected Judges: Alison Conlon, Thomas More Donnelly, Patrick Sherlock and Sanjay Tailor who will be the trial litigators. All participants, including members of the bench, the bar and the expert community, will be allowed to make assessments in real time. Bench and Bar audience members will then have an opportunity to share and receive feedback from participating judges, experts and litigators, during an interactive session following the demonstrations to determine the most effective and compelling best practices.  

Current and retired members of the Judiciary are complimentary.  Please RSVP to Jennifer Byrne at

Don’t miss Part 2 on jury trials on February 10!

Presiding Judge:
Judge Margaret Ann Brennan, Supervising Judge, Cook County Law Division, Commercial Calendar

Trial Litigators:
Hon. Alison C. Conlon, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County
Hon. Thomas More Donnelly, Law Division, Circuit Court of Cook County
Hon. Patrick J. Sherlock, Law Division, Circuit Court of Cook County
Hon. Sanjay T. Tailor, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County

Program Expert Witnesses: 
John Levitske, Ankura Consulting
Allan Kleiner, Allan D. Kleiner Construction Co.

John C. Sciaccotta, Partner, Aronberg Goldgehn

Program Committee Contributors: 
Hon. Peter Flynn (Ret.) 
David J. Rivelli, Richard J. Prendergast, Ltd.

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Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 


Interactive Workshop on the Use of Remote Expert Witness (11/19/20)
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