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CR012609 The Science: Basics of DNA Evidence

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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 evidence. 

Program Faculty:
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

Program Schedule:
6:00 Introduction
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 attorneys.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE.

CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours