When criminal cases involve extensive forensic evidence, sifting through this evidence in order to prepare for trial can be cumbersome. Defense attorneys can become more familiar with this type of evidence while also meeting their continuing education requirements by attending a seminar here in Las Vegas. Titled “Making Sense of Science”, this seminar is intended to increase attorney knowledge of technology and forensic evidence.

The seminar will be held on April 5th and 6th at the Cosmopolitan hotel. Early registration will be available on April 3, 2013. This continuing legal education seminar is being hosted by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. These organizations are authorized to teach continuing education courses to attorneys in a number of states including Nevada. It is the sixth annual event of its kind being sponsored by these two organizations.

Some of the topics covered during this two-day event include issues involved in DNA testing, cognitive bias in evaluating forensic evidence, ballistics, and the impact of substance abuse on the brain. A great deal of time will also be devoted to determining the time and cause of death. The seminar runs from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on both days.

When it comes to forensics, attorneys who are knowledgeable in this area can more adequately defend their clients. Those who are accused of a crime that involves DNA evidence may want to know what type of forensic training an attorney has before hiring one to represent them.

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