A CLE and Professional Education Seminar Series
REMAINING SPRING 2015 FORENSIC FRIDAYS SCHEDULE:
Friday, MARCH 6
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Is Forensics Getting Fixed?
The State of the Profession Five Years After the NAS Report
Following up on the Instiitute's timely 2009 seminar, Does FORENSICS Need FIXING?, this program was developed to take a fresh, interdisciplinary look at the state of the forensic scientific profession five years after the publication of the National Academy of Sciences' groundbreaking report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward. Covering such topics as the independence of forensic laboratories, prosecutorial and defense perspectives on trial practice, and ethical considerations for scientific evidence, this full-day seminar will be of use and interest to anyone involved in the criminal or civil justice systems.
Confirmed Speakers Include:
• Dr. Victor W. Weedn - Chair, Department of Forensic Science, George Washington University
• The Honorable Stephanie Domitrovich - Judge, Erie County Court of Common Pleas
• Craig Cooley, Esq. - Post-conviction defense attorney and former Innocence Project attorney
• Christine Funk, Esq. - General counsel, Wasington, D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences
• Dr. Cyril H. Wecht - Forensic pathology consultant and former coroner/ME, Allegheny County
• Prof. Jane Campbell Moriarty - Associate dean and professor, Duquesne University Law School
This activity is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for five (5) hours of substantive credit and one (1) hour of ethics credit. This program is also offered for six (6) hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a PA pre-approved provider of social work CE. Information about other professional education credit will be announced soon.
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