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8th Annual Post-Conviction Conference
They Blinded Me with “Science”: Examining the Reliability of Forensic Evidence in Innocence Claims
Presented in collaboration with the Innocence Network and supported by a grant awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance
NACDL, in collaboration with the Innocence Network and supported by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance*, presents an essential new training specifically for lawyers who handle post-conviction innocence claims**. National experts will provide cutting edge instruction on topics essential for today’s post-conviction litigation, including: examining the PCAST Report and its implications for post-conviction litigation; statistical concepts in forensic science (including those discussed in the PCAST report); complex DNA mixtures (combined probability of inclusion, and probabilistic genotyping software); and overcoming the hurdles to obtaining post-conviction relief in plea cases.
When: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Seminar Location & Hotel Accommodations:
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
11380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
FREE for LAWYERS WHO HANDLE POST-CONVICTION INNOCENCE CLAIMS
**Pursuant to the grant funding, attendees must work on the screening, review, investigation and/or litigation of potential post-conviction innocence claims and you cannot work on the prosecution of criminal matters. By registering for this training, you certify those facts to be true.
If you have any questions about eligibility to attend, please contact Senior Resource Counsel, Vanessa Antoun at email@example.com or (202) 465-7663.
Please note that registration for this event is separate from the 2017 Innocence Network Conference which begins the next days and will be held on March 24-25, also at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. This conference is a national event that brings together attorneys, the exonerated, and their families for two days of educational sessions related to innocence work. CLE accreditation for the conference is currently pending. For information and registration, visit www.innocencenetwork.org/networkconference
* This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-FA-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U. S. Department of Justice.