Attorney Training

California State Bar Approved Continuous Legal Education (CLE) Courses offered through the internet (on demand).

These courses may qualify for CLE credit for attorneys from other states per reciprocity agreements (see websites such as www.barancle.com/mcle/guide-cle-reciprocity or http://ginascleblog.typepad.com/ginasblog/credit-reciprocity and your State Bar’s rules and regulations).


Current Legal Issues in Forensic Science

1 Hour MCLE Credit $39.99
This one-hour seminar will provide the viewer with a solid overview of various forensic science issues currently being discussed and litigated in California. Topics range from defense motions to exclude or limit prosecution expert testimony about latent fingerprint matches, to the Confrontation Clause’s restrictions upon the admissibility of expert testimony, to the Fourth Amendment implications of collecting warrantless DNA samples from felony arrestees. This presentation will identify forensic science issues that may arise in your cases, or at the very least are worthy of your understanding as a well-rounded practitioner of criminal law. You will come away from this seminar with a more in-depth perspective on the cutting edge intersection of law and science, which continues to evolve at a lighting pace.
 

DNA for Lawyers PART I

1 Hour MCLE Credit $34.99

This one-hour seminar will give both newer and experienced criminal law practitioners a thorough grounding in forensic DNA analysis. The course will cover DNA biology, sample collection, laboratory analysis, results, and statistics in a manner that will be intelligible to the layperson. Included will be information about how California DNA laboratories operate and process biological evidence.

This course provides an excellent background for litigators wanting to increase their DNA fluency, particularly given the increasingly routine presence of DNA evidence in California criminal cases.
 

DNA for Lawyers PART I

1 Hour MCLE Credit $49.99

This one-hour seminar will cover how DNA results are commonly presented in court, both the power and limitations of forensic DNA identification evidence and how DNA statistics should be handled in court. Also covered will be admissibility of DNA evidence, DNA data bank cold hit statistics, familial hits, and discussions on the constitutional challenges to DNA data bank laws. Also included in the course are discussions on police tactics such as collecting abandoned samples and obtaining samples through deception.