HOW TO ASSESS SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE BEFORE TRIAL
On Demand Seminar
ITEM #:  1726901901   |   EVENT CODE:  274438    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
STANDARD PRICE
$175.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

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To claim CLE credit, view by:  June 23, 2021

Note that Minnesota-licensed attorneys may earn up to 15 hours of their 45-hour requirement each reporting period by viewing on demand seminars. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.

How to Assess Scientific Evidence before Trial

Originally presented:  May 9, 2019     |     Course length:  3.0 hours

Many cases turn on scientific evidence, but not all scientific evidence is equally reliable. In fact, several types of scientific evidence have been discredited as pseudo-science. Whether you practice criminal law, personal injury law, workers’ compensation law, or civil litigation involving scientific data you need to know how to properly evaluate the scientific evidence in your case, how to spot the weaknesses in your opponent’s evidence, and how to work with scientific evidence to prove your case.

Your instructor Christine Funk has a unique combination of skills. She has an extensive track record as a criminal defense attorney and also is well respected in the field of forensic science. She consults routinely with attorneys in forensic science cases. As a licensed attorney, she not only is able to translate the science for the attorneys, she is capable of creating cross-examination questions, providing insight, interviewing forensic scientists, and working with attorneys to develop trial strategy, as well as support throughout the case, from admissibility hearings to trial. She also acts as a forensic science consultant with attorneys on appeal.

5 Minutes on Frye (5 MINUTES)

What Is Good Science? (40 MINUTES)

  • The Scientific Method
  • Elements of Scientific Evidence

5 Types of Science that Should be Approached with Caution (45 MINUTES)

What You Should Know about Labs (45 MINUTES)

  • Can You Trust the Results from the Lab?
  • Information You Can and Should Get from the Lab
  • Retesting

How to Work with Scientific Experts and Reports (45 MINUTES)

  • Vetting Experts – Theirs and Yours
  • Working with the Expert before Trial
  • How to Interpret Scientific Reports

– Christine Funk; Attorney and Forensic Science Consultant

$175

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Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 3.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 3.0 credits.

Minnesota CLE also is applying to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 3.0 civil trial specialist credits.

Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.

STANDARD PRICE
$175.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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