The Forensic Forum is comprised of two professional groups: attorneys who practice in the area of family law and doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists and other forensic evaluators interested in providing forensic evaluations in family court. The goal of the Forensic Forum is to network the two groups for a better understanding of the concepts and principles associated with conducting, presenting and defending forensic assessments of minors within the court system.
In its twenty odd years of operation the Forensic Forum has brought such national talent to Chicago for presentations as J. Reid Meloy on dangerous individuals, Katherine Kuehlne on conducting sex abuse evaluations, David Martindale on ethics and best practice, Richard Warshak on parental alienation and William Austin on relocation. Forensic Forum has also developed seminars and more casual evening meetings led by local lawyers, judges and behavioral science specialist at the top end of their respective professions. Joining Forensic Forum gives people who qualify an excellent opportunity for contact with the leaders of their fields at a national and local level. The costs of Forensic Forum remain very reasonable, and members have access to persons and materials not generally available to others. If you have an interest in discussing new developments in the law or forensic mental health, if you care to promote a better understanding of the needs and requirements of those professions and if you want to learn about optimal professional practice, then joining the Forensic Forum will help you step into that arena and can provide you with hands-on opportunities to organize and run such quality programs.