What Lawyers Need to Know About Crime Labs and Forensic Science

        
  
     
Legal Area:        Criminal Appellate Litigation Trial
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $30.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        08/31/2021
Information:        LAST CHANCE
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In recent years, crime lab scandals have been the cause of numerous wrongful convictions. This CLE program will address (i) local and state developments in crime lab regulation, (ii) what information crime labs generate and what to look for; and (iii) how Daubert and Kelly apply to different types of forensic evidence. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3) presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on November 22, 2019.



Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Common Forensic Disciplines

  • Understanding Why Forensic Science Has Caused Wrongful Convictions

  • Proving the “Scientific Validity” of the Process

  • The Admissibility of Forensic Science Evidence

  • Blind Proficiency Testing



  • Speaker: Sandra Guerra Thompson is the Newell H. Blakely Professor in Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. She is the recipient of the University of Houston's Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award in 2015, as well as the Teaching Excellence Award in 2003 and the Ethel Baker Faculty Award in 2000. She has written articles on subjects including: wrongful convictions, eyewitness identifications, forensic science, civil asset forfeiture, federal sentencing, discrimination in jury selection, prosecutorial ethics, police interrogations, and immigration crimes. Education: B.A., Yale University; J.D., Yale University.  More information may be found on on the Law School's website.




    ACCREDITATION INFORMATION


    This course is approved for credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238) and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648). In addition, regular CLE credits for this course may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA. (PLEASE NOTE: This course DOES include attendance verification for attorneys licensed in states which require it, such as New York & Tennessee). Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation information.


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