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February 3-24, 2023

Forensics February Webinar Series

It's Forensics February! Join us every Friday for a different forensics topic the entire month. Topics include DNA 101, SANE Examination & Strangulation, Perils of Memory & False Identification, and Spotting Junk Science. Pick and choose which webinars you want to attend, or select the option to attend all four and receive a 10% discount!

February 3, 2023
DNA 101, 12 -1:30p 
(1.5 Hours of CLE pending)
Jennifer H Friedman

Jennifer Friedman is the co-chair of the CPDA Legislative Committee and a past president. She was a Deputy Public Defender in Los Angeles County for 33 years and served as the Forensic Science Coordinator and Assistant Special Circumstance Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. She is currently a member of Federal Defender Capital Habeas Unit for the Central District of Los Angeles. She also consults with federal defenders and CJA lawyers on forensic issues through the Federal Resource Counsel Program. Her practice has focused on litigating forensic science, mental health, and expert issues. She has tried over 150 felony jury trials many of which were sexual assaults and homicides involving complex scientific issues and mental state defense. She is a frequent lecturer on the death penalty, challenging forensic evidence and the use of experts in the courts.

February 10, 2023
SANE Examination & Strangulation, 4 - 5p
(1 Hour of CLE pending)
Tristan Wristen 

Tristan Ashly Wristen, MSN, BSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE-P

With a Masters Degree in forensic nursing, Tristan Ashly Wristen offers over fourteen years of experience as a registered nurse in Emergency Departments, psychiatric hospitals, forensic nursing, and outpatient case management. Combining real world practice with access to the most up to date medical journal databases and evidence based research articles, TW Forensic Consulting is a valuable asset to any case involving aspects of healthcare.

February 17, 2023
Perils of Memory & False Identification, 12 - 1p
(1 Hour of CLE pending)
Nancy Franklin

Nancy Franklin received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1989, specializing in cognitive science and human memory. She served from 1989 to 2019 on the faculty at Stony Brook University, where her lab focused on errors in human cognition, including those related to eyewitness identification. She has consulted as an memory and ID expert in several hundred trial and post-conviction cases around the country and has increased her involvement in the justice system following her retirement from SBU. Dr. Franklin regularly gives lectures for law students, trial attorneys and judges across the U.S., as well as to the broader public, about how research on human memory, decision making, and social influence can be applied within the criminal justice system.

February 24, 2023
Spotting Junk Science, 12 - 1p
(1 Hour of CLE pending)
Katherine H. Judson

Katherine Judson is the Executive Director of the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences. She brings with her to the organization her lifelong, passionate support of justice, fairness, and civil rights causes. She previously served as the SBS/AHT Litigation Coordinator for the Wisconsin Innocence Project, where she coordinated strategic litigation efforts in science-dependent cases, trained lawyers, consulted on medically complex cases, taught law students, and engaged in direct representation of clients wrongfully convicted of child abuse and homicide. Earlier in her career, she served as the Innocence Network Shaken Baby Syndrome Litigation Fellow and as a trial attorney with the New Mexico Public Defender Department, where she represented clients facing felony charges, including capital crimes, and specialized in cases involving complicated forensic evidence. Her background in science–prior to law school–includes a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and work as a research assistant in a pathology laboratory at the University. She has spoken before the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Innocence Network, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and other law schools and professional organizations on topics related to forensic science.

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Add to Calendar aCLuDhaqizCaPxAftmqF167204 02/03/2023 02/24/2023 true America/New York Forensics February Webinar Series It's Forensics February! Join us every Friday for a different forensics topic the entire month. Topics include DNA 101, SANE Examination & Strangulation, Perils of Memory & False Identification, and Spotting Junk Science. Pick and choose which webinars you want to attend, or select the option to attend all four and receive a 10% discount! February 3, 2023DNA 101, 12 -1:30p (1.5 Hours of CLE pending)Jennifer H Friedman Jennifer Friedman is the co-chair of the CPDA Legislative Committee and a past president. She was a Deputy Public Defender in Los Angeles County for 33 years and served as the Forensic Science Coordinator and Assistant Special Circumstance Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. She is currently a member of Federal Defender Capital Habeas Unit for the Central District of Los Angeles. She also consults with federal defenders and CJA lawyers on forensic issues through the Federal Resource Counsel Program. Her practice has focused on litigating forensic science, mental health, and expert issues. She has tried over 150 felony jury trials many of which were sexual assaults and homicides involving complex scientific issues and mental state defense. She is a frequent lecturer on the death penalty, challenging forensic evidence and the use of experts in the courts. February 10, 2023SANE Examination & Strangulation, 4 - 5p (1 Hour of CLE pending)Tristan Wristen  Tristan Ashly Wristen, MSN, BSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE-P With a Masters Degree in forensic nursing, Tristan Ashly Wristen offers over fourteen years of experience as a registered nurse in Emergency Departments, psychiatric hospitals, forensic nursing, and outpatient case management. Combining real world practice with access to the most up to date medical journal databases and evidence based research articles, TW Forensic Consulting is a valuable asset to any case involving aspects of healthcare. February 17, 2023Perils of Memory & False Identification, 12 - 1p (1 Hour of CLE pending)Nancy Franklin Nancy Franklin received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1989, specializing in cognitive science and human memory. She served from 1989 to 2019 on the faculty at Stony Brook University, where her lab focused on errors in human cognition, including those related to eyewitness identification. She has consulted as an memory and ID expert in several hundred trial and post-conviction cases around the country and has increased her involvement in the justice system following her retirement from SBU. Dr. Franklin regularly gives lectures for law students, trial attorneys and judges across the U.S., as well as to the broader public, about how research on human memory, decision making, and social influence can be applied within the criminal justice system. February 24, 2023Spotting Junk Science, 12 - 1p (1 Hour of CLE pending)Katherine H. Judson Katherine Judson is the Executive Director of the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences. She brings with her to the organization her lifelong, passionate support of justice, fairness, and civil rights causes. She previously served as the SBS/AHT Litigation Coordinator for the Wisconsin Innocence Project, where she coordinated strategic litigation efforts in science-dependent cases, trained lawyers, consulted on medically complex cases, taught law students, and engaged in direct representation of clients wrongfully convicted of child abuse and homicide. Earlier in her career, she served as the Innocence Network Shaken Baby Syndrome Litigation Fellow and as a trial attorney with the New Mexico Public Defender Department, where she represented clients facing felony charges, including capital crimes, and specialized in cases involving complicated forensic evidence. Her background in science–prior to law school–includes a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and work as a research assistant in a pathology laboratory at the University. She has spoken before the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Innocence Network, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and other law schools and professional organizations on topics related to forensic science. Register Online Now  Registration Form ----