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Along with your membership, you are entitled to a range of benefits and services, including access to our library of trial consulting knowledge that supports the work of our members and the profession as a whole.
ASTC membership benefits include: a subscription to The Jury Expert, our online newsletter; a listing in our membership directory; an invitation to our Annual Conference at a reduced rate; and access to our two blogs, the ASTC Website and ASTC Listserv.
The Annual Conference. Each year the conference provides training programs and seminars in which members share experiences, discuss research and explore developments in the field. It is a unique opportunity to meet colleagues and build professional relationships. Members receive reduced rates on conference fees and travel from United or American Airlines.
The Jury Expert. The Jury Expert is an ASTC publication distributed to litigators, and is available to our membership online. There are four issues each year. Only members can be respondent authors in TJE.
Members Only Newly Re-Designed Website. ASTC’s Newly Re-Designed website allows access to up-to-date information on membership and events. In addition, you can post job announcements and internships, access the online library, get information from our blogs, and register for annual conferences. A feature of this site is the periodically-updated "Member News" section.
ASTCNet. The ASTCNet is an interactive listserv tool whereby members communicate on a variety of professional topics.
Webinars.Webinars are free only to members to hear experienced consultants and others talk with our membership about professional practices.
The ASTC Online Directory. The ASTC Online Directory lists members' contact information alphabetically, and lists their names geographically and by firm. In addition to contact information, members' consulting, teaching and research services are listed.
Professional Code. All members of ASTC subscribe to the organization's Professional Code.
Job Listings & Internships Forum. Members can post when they are hiring for jobs or internships. These postings are visible only to members, and members can subscribe to the forum to be notified whenever a new position or internship is added.
Available/Looking for Contract Work Forum. Members can let other members know when they need assistance with a particular project or in general, and members can post if they are available to work on a contract basis for other members. Posters can attach a document to their post, such as a CV. As with the previous forum, members can subscribe to this forum to be notified of new posts.
Member Forum. We have also added a general members forum to the Members website. Members can post the same type of information and questions they currently post to the listserv, and the listserv will gradually be migrated over to the forum. As above, members can subscribe to the forum. Members can choose whether to receive any forum notifications in real time, daily or weekly.
Regional Meetings: ASTC organizes periodic regional meetings for members in certain geographical areas can meet, network, and learn. In 2019, we held regional meetings in New York City, Denver, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. We plan to hold additional regional meetings in more areas in 2019 and 2020.
Member Forums: ASTC provides forums for job listings, advertising availability or hiring for contract work, and a member forum. These are accessible to members only.
Travel discounts: Members enjoy a discount on Hertz rental cars.