This course reviews crime scene investigation and forensic evidence with a focus on the science behind DNA and latent prints. The course explores strategies for jury selection and trial with particular focus on addressing the science of DNA, latent prints, and modern technology through cross examination and jury selection techniques.
I. Understand the science of DNA
II. Apply DNA science to effective jury selection
III. Prepare appropriate cross examination questions for DNA experts
IV. Effectively address issues with crime scene investigation
V. Understand the science of latent fingerprints
VI. Apply the science to trial techniques
Florina Altshiler is a litigation attorney specializing in labor law and premise liability matters. Her practice also includes medical malpractice and general negligence law. Previously, Ms. Altshiler worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Alaska where she handled the prosecution of the highest-level felonies including homicides, sexual assaults and violent felonies through jury trial. She has prosecuted over twenty cases through jury verdict. Prior to working as a prosecutor, Ms. Altshiler honed her litigation skills at nationally recognized law firms in New York City for seven years. She has significant experience in the areas of complex medical malpractice, premises liability and construction accident litigation.
Ms. Altshiler is the managing attorney for the firm’s Buffalo, NY office.
I loved this course! The instructor was fabulous! Very personable, engaging, animated, expressive, clear cut in her explanations, humorous, knowledgeable, and just all around excellent.
Very extensive amount of material - worth a second viewing and note taking to absorb the information. High quality.
one of the best treatments of these subjects -thank you
Excellent presentation . Should have been a 2 hour course.
She was awesome! Very informative and had a good teaching presence/was fun to watch and listen to
Extremely interesting and informative.
Good, practical material. well presented.
Excellent speaker and very interesting content.
Wow! She really knows her stuff. Great presentation.
Excellent & clear & great delivery!!!
Engaging speaker. Lots of great info.
Valuable information on fingerprint and DNA evidence
Well laid out presentation
Very thorough presentation, especially the written materials which were very helpful.
she's the best presenter ever.
Extremely knowledgeable about her subject!
Best presenter very organized and easy to follow
Interesting speaker and good examples that related to the topic.
Outstanding recitation vis-à-vis the science of DNA and exploration of the use of this evidence in the courtroom.
Our speaker is the most no-holds-barred direct and clear speaker I've ever seen or heard in a CLE. Bravo to her! More importantly, I learned a ton of things that I didn't know. I'm a civil lawyer moving in t the briefing and appeals phases of criminal cases, and this is really helpful! Thank you!!
Would love to see more by this instructor on this subject
Excellent course. Very informative. Helpful materials.
Very interesting presentation; pointed out many of the potential pitfalls present with DNA, fingerprints, and a warning about handling the evidence.
Great Faculty member, great program.
I really like the instructor. Very clear and engaging.
Excellent and comprehensive overview of DNA and fingerprint evidence. Knowledgeable and interesting instructor. Thank you.
great presenter; great presentation!
Clear information well presented.
good introduction to dna and fingerprint evidence speaker was very very good
She is an excellent presenter
good speaker, interesting