This program will review important current topics related to actual innocence and wrongful convictions, highlighting those issues addressed in our longer programs that are particularly relevant to Texas prosecutors and their staff.
This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
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Who Should Attend?
With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to Prosecuting Attorneys, their Staff, and Law Enforcement Officials.
Schedule and Faculty
Check-In & Registration
Welcome and Introductions
Seized Drugs and Field Testing Issues 101
- James Miller, Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, TX
HFSC: A Quality Perspective
- Annalivia Harris, Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, TX
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: Good Science vs. Bad Analysis
- Celestina Rossi, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Conroe, TX
The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 3.5 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 174050318.
In addition to Texas, after the program (if requested) CAIL will directly apply for course accreditation in the following states, as long as course materials and evaluations are not required: California and Oklahoma. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through attorney self-submission in other states, as long as course materials and evaluations are not required to be submitted.
Written cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a program to receive a refund (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). After this date, no refunds, but substitution of attendees for this program will be permitted with prior approval. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive the course materials.
The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.