Forensic Science: Challenging the Government's Soft Science 2019

Sept. 13–14, 2019

Agate Beach Inn, Newport

Forensic Science: Challenging the Government's Soft Science 2019

Sept. 13–14, 2019

Agate Beach Inn, Newport

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Earlybird Registration
Members — Lawyers $255   |   NonLawyers $160
NonMembers — Lawyers $305   |   NonLawyers $210
Students — $25, with membership included



Lodging: Agate Beach Inn
1-541-265-9411
3019 North Coast Highway
Newport, Oregon 97365
Make reservations by August 12. After that date rooms may not be available at our special rate ($139 single/dbl ocean view or $104 hillside). Mention OCDLA for this rate. Pet-friendly rooms, additional fee. Note: Rooms fill fast at the coast in the summer.
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Who may attend?
This program is open to defense lawyers and those professionals and law students directly involved in the defense function.
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What’s included in the fee?
• Seminar admission
• Written material in advance
• CLE credit
• Breakfast & lunch on Saturday
• Refreshments during breaks
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Financial assistance?
Members contact OCDLA by September 3 about scholarships, payment plans or creative payment arrangements.
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Cancellations
Seminar cancellations made before September 9 will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee.
Seminar cancellations made after September 9 (date material is emailed) will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation /written material fee.

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No-show Policy
Written materials are sent in advance to all participants. Audio materials in the form of  MP3 recordings well be sent to OCDLA members only; nonmembers who do not attend are ineligible to receive the recordings or a refund. 
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CLE Credit
Pending approval in Oregon for 9.25 general credits. For other state accreditation, call OCDLA at 541-686-8716.

Agenda

Program — Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13–14
 
Friday, September 13
 Moderator: Susan Elizabeth Reese, Newport

12:00p  |  Registration/Check-in
 
1:00 | The Nuts and Bolts of DNA: Science, Discovery and Litigation
           Karen Lawless, Forensic Scientist, Forensic Edge Consulting, Forest Grove, and Janis Puracal, Attorney, Forensic Justice Project, Portland

2:00 | Daubert and 104 Hearings: Challenging the Government’s Forensic Science
          Patrick Sweeney, Attorney, Portland

3:00 | Break / Door Prizes

3:15 | Shaken Baby Syndrome, Abusive Head Trauma, Non-accidental Trauma: An Evolution of Bad Science  
          Michael Bertholf, Attorney, Medford

4:00 | Fighting Forensic Fallacies and Dislodging Discovery Documents: What You Can Discover If You Ask
         Russell Barnett, Attorney, Portland
    
5:00    Adjourn for the day
 
Saturday, September 14
 
Moderator: Janis Puracal, Portland


8:30a  |  Continental Breakfast (included)

9:00 | Up In Smoke: Putting Fire ‘Science’ to the Test in the Courtroom
          Andrew Lauersdorf, Attorney, Portland

10:00 | Challenges to Your Identification Expert, Combating Cross-Examination and the State’s Use of an Eyewitness Identification Expert
            Ilona Coleman, Legal Director for the Criminal Defense Practice, Bronx Defenders, New York, NY

11:00 | Break / Door Prizes

11:15 | Cross-Examination of the Eyewitness
            Bridget Krause, Public Defender’s Office, Milwaukee, WI

12:15 | Lunch (included)

1:15 | Attorneys and Forensic Scientists: What to Expect When Working Together
          Dianna Gentry, Attorney, Portland, and Karen Green, Green Forensics, Puyallup, WA

2:15    Break / Door Prizes

2:30 | Pattern Matching: Challenging Subjective Disciplines in Forensic Science
          Gentry Roth, Mach 1 Forensics, Clackamas

3:15 | Legislative Update: Forensics (what you need to know before you go to court Monday morning)
          Mary Sofia, OCDLA 2019 Legislative Lobbyist

4:00     Adjourn
 
 

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The seminar will take place at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport.
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