NACDL’s 16th Annual Forensic Science & the Law Seminar, “Making Sense of Science” will be held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, April 27-29, 2023.
BIG NAMES. BIG SCIENCE. A BIG-TIME CLE EXPERIENCE!
Don’t miss this great opportunity for a no-nonsense, national networking CLE featuring the leading faculty in their respective fields. This two-day event is produced in partnership with the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ).
Register, and make your plans to attend TODAY!
IMPORTANT SAFETY MEASURES:
In order to ensure the highest level of safety for our attendees, NACDL will be implementing the following safety measures at the conference:
- All participants will need to self-certify they have received the full dosage of a vaccine for COVID-19 prior to attending.
- While no longer required, all attendees are encouraged to wear a mask in public indoor settings. NACDL will have masks available for all participants at the registration desk, and signs will be displayed as a reminder to keep masks on at all times (except when eating or drinking).
- Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the hotel property, including at the entrance to all meeting rooms.
- The seminar room will be arranged with socially distanced tables/chairs to the best of our ability.
The program agenda and faculty are subject to change.
|Thursday, April 27, 2023|
|3:30 pm||Early Registration & Exhibit Hall Open|
|Friday, April 28, 2023|
|7:15 am||Early Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits|
|8:00 am||Welcoming Remarks and Morning Announcements – NACDL President Nellie L. King (West Palm Beach, FL) & Program Co-Chairs Jacqueline Goodman (Fullerton, CA), Adrian Lobo (Las Vegas, NV), and Jennifer Sellitti (Trenton, NJ)|
|8:10 am||Problems Plaguing Forensic Testimony in Criminal Courts: The Importance of Intentional Language in Forensic Reporting & Testimony – Tiffany Roy, MSFS, JD (West Palm Beach, FL)|
|9:10 am||Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and Other Novel Synthetic Opioids in Relation to Drug Overdose Homicides – Dr. Jimmie L. Valentine, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Ocean Springs, MS)|
|10:15 am||Exhibitor, Networking & Refreshment Break|
|10:35 am||Forensic Entomology: The Role of Insects in Criminal Investigations – Prof. Denise Gemmellaro, Ph.D. (Union, NJ)|
|11:45 am||Lunch break on your own|
|1:15 pm||Controversies in Pediatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology – PART 1 – Dr. Evan Matshes, M.D. (San Diego, CA)|
|3:15 pm||Exhibits, Networking, & Refreshment Break|
|3:35 pm||Controversies in Pediatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology – PART 2 – Dr. Evan Matshes, M.D. (San Diego, CA)|
|5:35 pm||Adjourn for the Day|
|6:00 pm||Welcoming Reception|
|Saturday, April 29, 2023|
|7:15 am||Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 am||Morning Announcements – Program Co-Chairs|
|8:10 am||Incorporating Logic and Reasoning into Storytelling and Summation in Forensics Cases – Steven Epstein (Garden City, NY)|
|9:10 am||Human Factors and Bias in Forensic DNA – Tiffany Roy, MSFS, JD (West Palm Beach, FL)|
|10:10 am||Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break|
|10:30 am||Newborn DNA Screening – Jennifer Sellitti (Trenton, NJ)|
|11:30 am||Mental Health Development Delays – Monica Nguyen (Riverside, CA)|
|12:30 pm||Lunch break on your own|
|2:00 pm||Digital Evidence and Data – John C. Ellis, Jr. (San Diego, CA)|
|3:00 pm||PG and DNA Source Code Litigation – Tamar Lerer (Newark, NJ)|
|4:00 pm||Exhibitor, Networking & Refreshment Break|
|4:20 pm||Fourth Amendment Rights in the Electronic Age and the Intersection with Individuals Charged With Online Sex Offenses – Bonnie Burkhardt (Springfield, VA)|
|5:20 pm||Seminar Adjourns|
- Bonnie Burkhardt (Springfield, VA)
- John C. Ellis, Jr. (San Diego, CA)
- Steven B. Epstein (Garden City, NY)
- Prof. Denise Gemmellaro, Ph.D. (Union, NJ)
- Tamar Lerer (Newark, NJ)
- Dr. Evan Matshes, M.D. (San Diego, CA)
- Monica Nguyen (Riverside, CA)
- Tiffany Roy, MSFS, JD (West Palm Beach, FL)
- Jennifer Sellitti (Trenton, NJ)
- Dr. Jimmie L. Valentine, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Ocean Springs, MS)
NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 14.25 credit hours in every state requiring pre-approval. Approved hours for each state will be identified at the seminar. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NE, NM, PA, TN and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.
Paris Hotel Las Vegas
3655 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone Reservations: 1-877-603-4389
Online Reservations: HTTPS://BOOK.PASSKEY.COM/GO/SPNFS3
Group rate: $129 + $30 resort fee + tax (Expires April 6, 2023). Please mention group code SPNFS3 to receive applicable discount rate.
Rooms/discounted group rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date.
Sponsorship and Exhibits
Disclaimer: NACDL does not necessarily endorse or guarantee the quality, applicability, or discounts of the products and/or services of its exhibitors. Users of these products and/or services do so at their sole discretion and NACDL assumes no responsibility for them.
For information on exhibiting or sponsorships, please contact NACDL's Sales and Marketing Manager Jason Petty at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 465-7637.
NACDL would like to thank the following sponsors, exhibitors, and affinity partners for their support and contributions:
Seminar Materials Sponsor:
Tote Bag Sponsor:
Needs Based Scholarships
Based on need, scholarships are available to NACDL members for up to 50% off the standard seminar fee of $419. Approved recipients are responsible for the remainder of the tuition fee, which is $210 (all other expenses are not included). The reduced scholarship fee includes seminar tuition, admission to all evening social events, and downloadable seminar materials. Travel, hotel, and other costs are not included.
To Apply: Prepare and e-mail or fax a letter of no more than two pages explaining the reason why you believe you should receive the grant to: NACDL Director of Events Akvile Athanason, at email@example.com. All applications must be submitted before registering for the seminar and received by April 2, 2023.
NACDL MEMBERSHIP AND RESERVATION AT THE HOST HOTEL ARE REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS.
Members of NACDL enjoy exclusive registration rates for our seminars along with all the benefits from joining.
|NACDL MEMBERS: Regular, Life, and Sustaining Members||$419|
|NACDL MEMBERS: Public Defenders, Associate, Professor, "New Lawyers"||$279|
|Non Members (includes 1 year membership)||$728|
|ALL Non-Member Public Defenders||$299|
|ALL California Lawyers (Residents Only)||$369|
|ALL Nevada Lawyers (Residents Only)||$299|
|Groups of 4 or more PDs (must register at the same time; 1 payment; no changes or cancellations allowed). To register a group, please visit: http://www.nacdl.org/PDGroups||$269|
|Non-Attendee Guest/Spouse Events Package||$150|
|Non-Attendee Materials / Recordings|
|Written Materials Only||$150|
|Audio Recording of Seminar (Non-Attendee)||$150|
|Pre-Order Video DVD Recording of Seminar||$299|
Code of Conduct
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