Fancy yourself a transportation expert and want to share your knowledge with others? Have you considered pursuing the expert witness track to serve the transportation community? Are you already in that field and looking for resources to support your work? If so, then the Transportation Forensics and Risk Management Council provides an excellent opportunity to support your pursuits. This Council, previously named the Expert Witness Council, covers issues relating to expert testimony and enhancing professional growth and technical expertise of those serving as expert witnesses in transportation.
The Transportation Forensics and Risk Management Council supports and sponsors events at ITE's Conferences and other forums designed to educate and inform its members on such issues as lessons in litigation concerning pedestrian safety, roadway design, roadway safety, and work-zone safety. In addition, the Council continues to periodically update and expand the Transportation Forensics and Risk Management Information Notebook, which is provided free of charge to each new Council member. The notebook provides background information on expert-witness activities for use as a reference and also provides guidance material for newer members in the forensic field. The Council also has continuing projects that support and promote the goals of the Transportation Forensics and Risk Management Council.
Want to see what the Council can offer you? It has prepared a power point presentation for council members to present at local and chapter meetings. It is titled, "So You Want to be an Expert? Perspectives from the Transportation Forensics and Risk Management Council." This presentation familiarizes the audience with the Council and advises them on what it takes to be an expert. Please volunteer to present this at your local ITE meeting.
Like what you see and want to help? Check out the Council. Dalene Whitlock with Whitlock & Weinberger Transportation is the chair and would love to see you get involved. Give her a call!