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The Science: Basics of DNA Evidence
Presented by: Young Lawyers Section
About the Program:
As part one of a two-part program on DNA evidence, this seminar will provide an
overview of the science involved in evaluating DNA evidence, how to use DNA
evidence to the client’s benefit, and what you need to know in order to rebut
an expert’s testimony regarding DNA evidence in litigation. The program will
concentrate on the science of DNA testing, how DNA evidence is obtained, how
the samples are tested, and what juries will hear from a DNA expert. Stay tuned
for part two, which will focus on legal and evidentiary issues regarding DNA
Stacey M. Haupt, Assistant State’s Attorney, Division of
Criminal Justice, New Haven
David V. DeRosa, Attorney at Law, Naugatuck
Carll Ladd, Ph.D., Supervisor, DNA Unit, Connecticut Forensic
Laboratory, Department of Public Safety, Meriden
6:15 The Science of DNA Testing: What You Need to Know
6:45 How the Evidence Is Obtained
7:10 How the Samples Are Tested
7:35 What Juries Will Hear from a DNA Expert
7:50 Questions and Answers
Who Should Purchase:
This seminar is appropriate for new or seasoned attorneys practicing in
criminal law that want to gain a basic or more complete understanding of how to
evaluate DNA evidence from a scientific perspective. Although tailored to
criminal law practice, this seminar may prove useful to attorneys who practice
in other areas where DNA evidence is used, such as family law.
This seminar is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE.
CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours