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Xavier Becerra ~ Attorney General

Presentation of DNA Evidence In Court

Presentation of DNA Evidence In Court

Class Code
Subject Area
A- Professional Conduct and Communication
Class Description 

This 2-day (16-hour) course is intended for criminalists with prior training and qualifications in forensic DNA analysis, such as casework, missing persons, or data bank programs, who are or may be called to testify in court. The first day will have detailed presentations on the courtroom process followed by presentations on courtroom style and strategies. The second day will be dedicated to moot court exercises. Students will be asked to bring examples of their work that will be used to make direct and cross examinations relevant to their current analytical work. Each class is limited to 12 students.









Instructor Various Instructors
Teaching Methods
Classroom lectures on Day 1. During Day 2, moot court for each student, consisting of a 15-20 minute moot court, followed by feedback and follow-up moot court. Students will be required to provide an updated CV and a laboratory report for training purposes.
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in providing testimony in a moot court setting.
At least six months experience as a forensic or law enforcement specialist who might be called as a witness for the court.
Pre-course reading materials.
Materials Fee
Tuition Out of state and Private Laboratories fee is $120.00 per day
Course Contact
Neda Khoshkebari, (916) 695-1808, (916) 695-1800

Location Start Date
Orange County Sheriff Department 10/16/18 08:00 AM

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If no classes are scheduled, you’ll be placed on a list that expresses your desire to attend this course.