DNA Evidence Primer: What You Need To Know

Event Start:
09/29/2016 4:30 PM
Event End:
09/29/2016 7:00 PM

Date & Time: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Cost: $55
Location: Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston

CPCS approved for 2 hours of CLE credit from the YAD juvenile delinquency, Adult Criminal Trial and Post-conviction panels.

Learn what the judges learn!

The Flaschner Judicial Institute presented this program to the Bench, and Social Law now presents it to the Bar.

Program Faculty

    Hon. Mary K. Ames, Superior Court
    Hon. Renee P. Dupuis, Superior Court
    Hon. William F. Sullivan, Superior Court
    Lynn Schneeweis, State Police Crime Laboratory

The program will begin with a presentation by Lynn Schneeweis from the State Police Crime Laboratory who will give an overview of the DNA Unit, explain how evidence is collected and tested, and how testing results are expressed.

This will be followed by a panel presentation on the following topics:

    • Government-compelled DNA production;
    • Discovery and case management issues;
    • Evidentiary issues at trial; and
    • Post-trial testing issues under G. L. c. 278A.


Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information
call Andrew Hyland at 617-226-1361. Space is limited. Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Same day registrations are $5.00 extra. Registration fees are non-refundable. Registrants for this program acknowledge that during the program their photographic or videographic images may be incidentally taken; registrants agree that the submission of their registrations for this program constitutes their written consent to the Social Law Library’s use of any such image in print and online materials solely for promotion of the Library’s noncommercial CLE seminars and other educational events and activities.

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