Jun

    11th Prescription for Criminal Justice and Forensic Science - CANCELLED

    Fordham University School of Law, 8 AM EDT

    In 2009 the National Academy of Sciences issued its report Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward. Among its findings the report cited two factors that warranted change within the justice system. First, the "heavy reliance" of the justice system on forensic. Second, a"judicial system … encumbered by, among other things, judges and lawyers who generally lack the scientific expertise necessary to comprehend and evaluate forensic evidence in an informed manner." In Recommendation 10, it urged "law school administrators and judicial education organizations… to establish continuing legal education programs for law students, practitioners, and judges" to meet this need. It was for this purpose that this National Institute on Forensic Science was established.
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    The National Commission on Forensic Science recommended that the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), a body within the US Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), be entrusted with overseeing the evaluation of technical merit of the methods and practices used in forensic science disciplines.

    This National Institute presented by the ABA Criminal Justice Section, the Organization of Scientific Area Committees and the Center for Statistical Analysis of Forensic Evidence offers judges, lawyers, law students and other practitioners a unique educational experience.

    Participants will learn about:

    • Areas of forensic science current notoriety in the media
    • The basis underlying selected forensic science disciplines
    • Standards used in the discipline (and where to find them)
    • The standards development process itself
    • Legal issues arising in the selected disciplines

    This program is a must for seasoned practitioners and novices alike. Many of our attendees return year after year. Come and see why for yourself.

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    In-Person

    Date

    Jun 04 - 05, 2020

    2020-06-04T08:00:00-04:00 2020-06-05T17:00:00-04:00 11th Prescription for Criminal Justice and Forensic Science - CANCELLED In 2009 the National Academy of Sciences issued its report Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward. Among its findings the report cited two factors that warranted change within the justice system. First, the "heavy reliance" of the justice system on forensic. Second, a"judicial system … encumbered by, among other things, judges and lawyers who generally lack the scientific expertise necessary to comprehend and evaluate forensic evidence in an informed manner." In Recommendation 10, it urged "law school administrators and judicial education organizations… to establish continuing legal education programs for law students, practitioners, and judges" to meet this need. It was for this purpose that this National Institute on Forensic Science was established. Fordham University School of Law

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    The ABA will seek 13.75 CLE general credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 16.50 general credit hours of CLE credit in 50-minute-hour states, including 2.00 hours of CLE Ethics and Professional Responsibility credit hours in 60-minute states and 2.40 Ethics and Professional Responsibility credit hours in 50-minute states for this program. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

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