NACDL 2017 Forensic Science Conference

“Making Sense Of Science” Seminar & Spring Meeting

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s 10th Annual Forensic Science & the Law Conference, “Making Sense of Science” was a two-day event in the City of Lights—Las Vegas! Mr. Waddington was one of the featured speakers. His topic, Using Forensic Science to Create Reasonable Doubt in Sexual Assault Cases, focused on impeaching rogue sex assault examiners (SANEs & SAFEs) using cutting edge research and medical textbooks. He also taught techniques to expose forensic psychologists and psychiatrists that testify about junk science, such as “Counterintuitive Victim Behavior” and “Tonic Immobility.”

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Big Names. Big Science.

Join your nationwide NACDL colleagues in Las Vegas at the premiere venue–The Cosmopolitan Hotel– for NACDL’s 10th Annual Forensic Science & the Law Conference, “Making Sense of Science.” This two-day event is produced in partnership with the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), and will be held in a conjunction with the NACDL Spring Board Meeting.

In the modern world, you need to know and understand the evolving forensic sciences in order to effectively represent your clients. Attend this one-of-a-kind CLE seminar and leave with a better understanding of a wide-array of forensic evidence to add to your arsenal of tools to win your next case. If it involves forensic evidence in a criminal case – we’ve got you covered at this fantastic CLE, with the biggest national names.

Don’t miss this great opportunity for a no-nonsense, national networking CLE featuring the leading faculty in their respective fields.

Program Agenda

Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:15 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcoming Remarks – NACDL President Barry Pollack (Washington, DC) & Program Chair Jeff Thoma (Fairfield, CA)
8:10 am Deconstructing a DNA Case – Laura Schile (Sun City, AZ)
10:10 am Effectively Presenting Forensic Evidence at Trial Using Experts and Demonstratives – Iris Eytan (Denver, CO)
11:00 am Exhibitor, Networking & Refreshment Break
11:20 am A Lawyer’s Guide to Understanding Mobile Forensics – John Ellis (San Diego, CA)
1:50 pm E-Discovery & Use of Digital Evidence – Richard Willstatter (White Plains, NY)
2:40 pm Quantifying Forensic-Science Opinions David Kaye (University Park, PA)
3:30 pm Exhibitor, Networking & Refreshment Break
3:50 pm Ethical Use of Experts – Christopher Leibig (Alexandria, VA)
4:50 pm Adjourn for the day
Friday, May 5, 2017
7:15 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Morning Announcements – Program Chair Jeff Thoma
8:10 am Why Do Innocent People Confess? Understanding & Challenging False Confessions – Deja Vishny (Milwaukee, WI)
9:00 am NACDL Committee Meetings Throughout the Day (Please pick-up a detailed schedule at the NACDL registration desk)
9:10 am Drug Recognition Evaluations (DRE): What It is and What It Isn’t  – Steve Oberman (Knoxville, TN)
10:10 am Exhibitor, Networking & Refreshment Break
10:30 am Firearms/Toolmarks: The Emperor Has No Clothes – William A. Tobin (Lake Anna, VA)
11:30 am Locating, Vetting, Retaining, and Using Experts – Christine Funk (Washington, DC)
12:20 am Lunch on your own
1:50 pm Under the Shadow of PTSD: Providing Trauma Informed Representation – Michael Harris (Oakland, CA)
2:40 pm Using Forensic Science to Create Reasonable Doubt in Sexual Assault Cases – Michael Waddington (San Juan, PR)
3:30 pm Exhibitor, Networking & Refreshment Break
3:50 pm ReLIEability: Creative Motions for Challenging Examiners and Their Examinations – Bonnie Hoffman (Leesburg, VA)
4:40 pm Confronting and Utilizing the Pathologist in Murder Cases – Robert M. Sanger (Santa Barbara, CA)
5:30 pm Seminar Adjourns
6:00 pm Social Networking Happy Hour (Pay Your Own Way)
Location: Vesper Bar, The Cosmopolitan Hotel
Follow the excitement at: #NACDLForensics / @CredibleAlibi / @NACDL
Saturday, May 6, 2017
7:30 am Exhibits
8:00 am NACDL Committee Meetings (all are encouraged to participate)
9:00 am NACDL Spring Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 pm Enjoy Las Vegas!

Hotel & Lodging Accommodations

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Web: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

CLE Credits

NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 12 general credit hours in every state requiring pre-approval. Approved hours for each state will be identified at the seminar. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NE, PA, TX and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.

Pricing
Member Rates 

Regular, Life, and Sustaining Members
$409
Associate, Professor, and “New Lawyer” Members
$299
All Public Defenders
$289
All California Lawyers (Residents Only)
$389
All Nevada Lawyers (Residents Only)
$299
Regional Lawyers (AZ, ID, OR, UT)
$369
1-Day Seminar
$299
Groups of 4 or more PDs (Must register at same
time with one payment; no changes or cancellations)
$249
Non-Member Rates
Non-Members (includes free membership)
$728
All Public Defenders
$289
All California Lawyers (Residents Only)
$389
All Nevada Lawyers (Residents Only)
$299
Regional Lawyers (AZ, ID, OR, UT)
$369

Sponsorships & Exhibits

DNA Diagnostics Center
USCCA
Guardian Digital Forensics
MediaSmack
Nevada Digital Forensics
Alpha Human Services
Persona Neurobehavior Group
Arthur B. Alphin- Ballistics Expert
CTF DataPro
Mitotyping Identity Laboratories
Stutchman Forensic Lab
NAA Group
1-800-CRIMINAL
Globo-sa Inc.
Akin Forensic