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Forensic Toxicology

Webinar: December 18 (Tuesday) - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

 

Complete discovery and analysis of toxicology results is critical for both prosecution and defense.  Learn what to look for, how to avoid the various pitfalls, and how this evidence impacts a fact-finder’s decision in a criminal case.

 

1.5 Hours MCLE Credit

Like other science-based evidence, forensic toxicology is reliable only if competent, unbiased examiners follow proper scientific methodology and laboratory protocols. Complete discovery and analysis of toxicology results is critical for both prosecution and defense. Learn what to look for, how to avoid the various pitfalls, and how this evidence impacts a fact-finder’s decision in a criminal case.

  • Toxicology defined—types of evidence and relevance
  • The laboratory: protocols, accreditation, proficiency tests
  • Examiner bias and other sources of error
  • How to get discovery and what to ask for; beyond the subpoena duces tecum
  • Drug screening tests: scope and limitations
  • Practical applications of toxicology evidence in the courtroom

This is an intermediate level program. Some criminal law experience is assumed.

Webinar CR75921-190

December 18 (Tuesday) - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

 

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$ 99.00

Like other science-based evidence, forensic toxicology is reliable only if competent, unbiased examiners follow proper scientific methodology and laboratory protocols. Complete discovery and analysis of toxicology results is critical for both prosecution and defense. Learn what to look for, how to avoid the various pitfalls, and how this evidence impacts a fact-finder’s decision in a criminal case.

  • Toxicology defined—types of evidence and relevance
  • The laboratory: protocols, accreditation, proficiency tests
  • Examiner bias and other sources of error
  • How to get discovery and what to ask for; beyond the subpoena duces tecum
  • Drug screening tests: scope and limitations
  • Practical applications of toxicology evidence in the courtroom

This is an intermediate level program. Some criminal law experience is assumed.

DR. NIKOLAS P. LEMOS

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DR. NIKOLAS P. LEMOS is a board-certified Forensic Toxicologist. Dr. Lemos worked as Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University and then as Head of the Forensic Toxicology Service of the Analytical Unit at St George’s Hospital Medical School of the University of London before moving to San Francisco in 2003 to assume the post of Chief Forensic Toxicologist and Director of the Forensic Laboratory Division at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the City and County of San Francisco. As Chief Forensic Toxicologist for San Francisco, Dr. Lemos created a team of board-certified forensic pathologists, toxicologists, investigators and scientists and to achieve accreditations by both the National Association of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Forensic Toxicologists. Dr. Lemos has academic affiliations in San Francisco, St Louis, London and Athens and is a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. In 2018, Lemos was elected Chair of the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Dr. Lemos consults and testifies in criminal and civil cases in California and around the world; he has now testified in over 325 cases. He also has co-authored over 85 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, and book chapters; previously served as Science Editor of Medicine, Science and the Law, the Official Journal of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences; and he is the holder of many scholarships, research and equipment grants and awards. In 2005 he was honored with a Proclamation of Achievement by the 109th Congress of the United States of America “for dedicating his life and career to community safety and social awareness.”

SANDY R. FEINLAND

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SANDY R. FEINLAND is a Senior Trial Lawyer at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. He recently established and leads the Forensics Unit which offers training, support and guidance to attorneys with cases involving scientific and forensics issues. He has tried over 70 cases, including numerous sexual assault, homicide and other serious felony cases involving forensics and forensic toxicology. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1990 and began his career in litigation at Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe. After volunteering as a loaner at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, he was hooked, and has proudly defended the accused for the past 25 years in Contra Costa County, private practice and now back in San Francisco.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Criminal Law
By Month December 2018
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Criminal Law
By Month December 2018