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Forensic Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases

Content Partner:  National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
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In this one-hour program presented by nationally renowned lawyers Colette Tvedt and Lisa Wayne, you will learn vital trial techniques for defending sexual assault cases that have forensic evidence.  Tvedt and Wayne will introduce you to novel strategies for challenge the admissibility of evidence and expert witness testimony.  They will also provide information on how to handle different types of evidence, such as non-physical evidence like interviews, art therapy, and dolls, as well as eyewitness and identification evidence.  Finally, you will learn strategies for challenging experts by determining their qualifications and identifying possible bias.  This presentation is a must-watch for any practitioner who handles assault cases that involve with forensic evidence.

NACDL Past President Lisa Monet Wayne is an attorney in private practice in both state and federal courts around the country. She handles serious felonies and complex civil litigation including numerous high profile cases. Previously, Wayne was a Colorado State Public Defender for 13 years where she served as office head, training director, and senior trial attorney. She lectures nationally with NACDL, NCDC, NITA, ABA, ATLA and various other organizations. Wayne is currently an adjunct law professor at the University of Colorado where she teaches Trial advocacy, and she serves on faculty at the Trial Practice Institute at Harvard Law School, The National Criminal Defense College, and Cardoza Law School. She is a CNN legal analyst regarding high profile cases around the country and continues to be an advocate in all venues of the media addressing important issues confronting the criminally accused. In 2005, Wayne was honored with the Robert J. Heeney Award, NACDL’s most prestigious recognition.

Colette Tvedt is a criminal defense attorney at the Seattle law firm Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender, where she works on complex blue collar and white collar cases involving everything from first degree murder to complex fraud and RICO cases in state and federal court. Before joining Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender, Ms. Tvedt was a felony trial attorney at the Defender Association, a public defender agency in Seattle. Prior to moving to Seattle, she was a Clinical Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from Rutgers School of Law, Ms. Tvedt worked for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) as a staff attorney and member of the training and murder units. She is a faculty member of the National Criminal Defense College (NCDC) in Macon, Georgia. Ms. Tvedt is a frequent lecturer and moderator at local and national training programs. She also participated in the Oxford University Roundtable on International Criminal Justice.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Trial Skills
Online Media Type: Video, Audio
Production Date: 03/21/2013
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
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Training Type: Online

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Lisa M. Wayne - Law Office of Lisa M. Wayne, Denver, CO
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