May 13, 2011
The CSI Myth
While the resolution of many an episode of the popular CSI television franchise wrap-up nicely in a “forensic-evidence-proves” bow, real criminal cases are rarely, if ever, so straightforward. The high stakes of criminal proceedings make forensics an area in which attorneys must diligently avoid major mistakes.
“The CSI Myth: Forensic Flaws, Frauds and Wrongful Convictions” is a 3.0 CLE hour seminar, June 16, designed to help attorneys avoid the pitfalls of faulty forensics.
Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro begins the class by introducing a primer on wrongful convictions, drilling down on faulty forensics, and highlighting bottom-line lessons. Martin Yant, a licensed private investigator and award winning journalist, discusses forensic science as a cause for wrongful conviction, lab scandals and the national call for more oversight in forensic evidence. The Ohio-based James Ferguson case will be dissected by attorney and registered nurse Paula Brown as the last section of the course.
This seminar is CLE Easy Pass eligible and runs from 1:30pm-4:45pm. Register online at www.cbalaw.org/cle or by calling 614/221.4112. Pre-registration rates for Event #110616CR are M:$105; NM:$150; P:$75.