Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Book Club Dinner and CLE starting at 6:30 pm
We're very pleased that Lisa Black will be here with Defensive Wounds , the fourth in her exciting series featuring Cleveland crime scene tech Theresa MacLean.
Please join us for a dinner and CLE talk as described below. Cost of the evening is $55 which includes dinner, the CLE and a copy of Lisa's new book.
The role of the fingerprint -- long the universal identifier of the accused -- may eventually be overtaken by DNA following a federal appeals court's decision Monday 7/25/2011. In a precedent-setting decision, a divided 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that law enforcement can take and test DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted.
The current state of fingerprint science
The lecturer will discuss a brief history of fingerprint identification and demonstrate how recent legal challenges to the ability to positively identify human beings are facetious, as well as why “replacing” fingerprints with DNA will not work.
Lisa Black is a certified latent fingerprint examiner and crime scene investigator in Florida and a former forensic scientist for the Clevelandcoroner's office. She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the International Association for Identification, and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, and has testified in more than fifty homicide trials.
The Book Club Dinner begins at 6:30 pm and includes a catered dinner including all non-alcoholic beverages. You are free to bring wine if you wish. Cost is $55 and reservations are necessary.
Attorneys attending the event will earn 1 CLE credit. Your fee for this is included in your payment.
You can purchase tickets online. For multiple ticket purchases you can adjust the quantity in the shopping cart before you check out.
Ticket to the Lisa Black Dinner and CLE, $55