Forensic Science & the Law Seminar 2020
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Forensic Science & the Law Seminar 2020

2020 Forensic Science & the Law Seminar Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas NV CLE Credits: 14 General/1.0 Ethics Big Names. Big Science; a Big-Time CLE Experience! Don't miss this great opportunity for a no-nonsense, national networking CLE featuring the leading faculty in their respective fields. This two-day event is produced in partnership with the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ).

 Export to Your Calendar 4/2/2020 to 4/4/2020
When: April 2-4, 2020

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The program agenda and faculty are subject to change.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
6:00-7:00 pm Early Registration & Exhibits
Friday, April 3, 2020
7:15 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:10 am Welcoming Remarks – NACDL President Nina Ginsberg (Alexandria, VA) & Program Chairs
8:20 am SANE, Serology, and Other Significant Aspects ofForensics– Laura Schile(Sun City, AZ)
9:20 am Using Discovery to Critically Assess and Prepare to Attack the State’s Expert – Janis Puracal(Portland, OR)
10:20 am Exhibits, Networking& Refreshment Break
10:40 am Forensic Anthropology & Human Skeletal Remains at Crime Scenes– Dr. Frederick Snow, Ph.D (Knoxville, TN)
11:40 am Pattern Cross-Examination of the Prosecution's Forensic Experts– Michael Waddington(Evans, GA)
12:40 pm Lunch break on your own
2:10 pm The Impact of Facial Recognition Software on Misidentification–Alice Fontier(Bronx, NY)
3:10 pm The Art of Deciphering Ancient Hieroglyphics ...or a Drug Evidence Lab Report:Where the Information Comes From and What You Need to Know– Prof. Jasmine M. Drake, Ph.D. (Houston, TX)
4:10 pm Exhibits, Networking& Refreshment Break
4:30 pm When Forensic Evidence Reveals the Bad Apple: A Case Study in Ethics & Prosecutorial Misconduct– Justin Rosas(Medford, OR)
5:30 pm Adjourn for the day
7:00 pm Welcoming Reception
Saturday, April 4, 2020
7:15 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:15 am Morning Announcements– Program Chairs
8:20 am Making Science Simple: Techniques for Simplifying Complex Scientific Evidence With Storeytelling inSummation– Steven Epstein(Garden City, NY)
9:20 am Cocaine Salt v. Base Determinations:Examining the Toxicology Report and theScience You Should Be Using at Sentencing– Heather L. Harris, MFS, JD, D-ABC (Philadelphia, PA)
10:20 am Exhibits, Networking& Refreshment Break
10:40 am Effective Advocacy in Shaken Baby Syndrome / Abusive Head Trauma Cases– Katherine Judson(Madison, WI)
11:40 am Confronting Inaccuracy in Arson Investigations– John Lentini, CFI, D-ABC (Islamorada, FL)
12:40 pm Lunch break on your own
2:10 pm Using Biomechanics in Criminal Cases– Dr. Andre M. Loyd, Ph.D. (Plymouth, MN)
3:10 pm Factors Affecting Latent Fingerprints– Andrew Reitnauer(Sterling, VA)
4:10 pm Winning Your Case With Electronic Evidence, Even When It's Not Directly Involved!– Mark J. McLaughlin (Los Angeles, CA)
5:10 pm Seminar Adjourns until 2021



The Four Seasons Hotel
3960 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone Reservations: (702) 632-5000 
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Group rate: $199 + $29 resort fee + tax (Expires Wednesday, March 12, 2020)
Please mention group name "NACDL 2020 Forensics" to receive the applicable discount rate
Rooms/discounted group rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date.

Questions? Contact NACDL Director of Events Akvile Athanason at or call (202) 872-8600 x630.