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Gain a better understanding of the issues and the science involved in the defense of pregnancy-related charges.
Professor Wendy Bach and Dr. Mishka Terplan provide information essential for lawyers defending pregnancy-related prosecutions as well as others in the field. They discuss reproductive medicine, use of expert witnesses, and healthcare privacy and HIPAA issues in these cases.
Subject matter experts and litigators from NACDL’s Fourth Amendment Center explain and discuss some of the important digital technology issues that defense counsel will very likely encounter in these cases. The faculty focus on reverse searches, facial recognition, and device searches.
Experienced litigators discuss RICO and conspiracy charges, accomplice liability and related issues in defending pregnancy-related prosecutions in a post-Dobbs environment.
Gain a better understanding of the issues and the science surrounding pregnancy-related prosecutions from criminal defense, medical, and reproductive justice experts.