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 the lead trial attorney and a partner with the Buffalo, NY office of Russo & Gould LLP, where she specializes in the defense of large loss casualty matters. Her practice also includes medical malpractice, construction liability, general negligence law and criminal defense.
Florina served as a prosecutor for the State of Alaska, where she handled the prosecution of all levels of crime through jury trial. She successfully prosecuted dozens of cases through verdict, including violent felonies and sexual assault. During her time in the Special Assaults Unit, she focused on felony-level crimes against children and sex crimes as well as homicides.
Very best presentation of the very many lawline courses I have taken. Presenter made it possible to readily understand difficult scientific issues and concepts.
Great information; outstanding presentation style
Very informative and useful!
Great practice info.
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