December 5, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:05 pm , Eastern Time

Daubert and Professional Responsibility In Criminal Cases: Using And Challenging Experts


Join us for a spirited discussion on forensic science, the utility of Daubert challenges, and ethical limits of expert testimony in criminal cases. Using probabilistic genotyping as a case study, we’ll consider reliability and other ripe topics for qualification and cross-examination challenges. Panelists will address forensic science expert testimony issues in both state and federal court contexts.

Sponsored by the Ohio Innocence Project’s Northeast Ohio Board of Advocates, the Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Northeast Ohio Chapter and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and the Federal Bar Association – Northern District of Ohio Chapter.

 

The agenda is below:

 

2:00 – 2:30: Application of Daubert to Forensic Science in Criminal Cases

  • Andrea Whitaker, Attorney, William T. Whitaker, Co. LPA

2:30 – 3:10: Professional Practice Obligations for Criminal Practitioners: TrueAllele and Probabilistic Genotyping

  • Clinton Hughes, Staff Attorney, DNA Unit, Legal Aid Society (New York)

3:10 – 3:15: Break

3:15 – 4:05: Ensuring Accurate Expert Testimony in Criminal Cases

  • Andrea Whitaker, Attorney, William T. Whitaker, Co. LPA
  • Clinton Hughes, Staff Attorney, DNA Unit, Legal Aid Society (New York)
  • Marisa Darden, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
  • Erika Cunliffe, Appellate Unit, Cuyahoga County Public Defender
  • Moderated by J. Philip Calabrese, Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

2.0 Attorney Conduct hours of Ohio CLE credit have been approved for this program.