Forensic Toxicology for Attorneys 2012: Alcohol, Drugs, & How to Use an Expert

This course provides practicing attorneys an intensive day course in forensic laboratory toxicology. The course focuses on several relevant topics for the litigator: (a) urine analysis alcohol and drug testing; (b) blood and breath alcohol testing; (c) hair follicle drug testing; (d) National Academy of Sciences reports; (e) laboratory specimen chain of custody procedures and litigation package materials; (f) case law; (g) discovery requests and trial preparation. The course involves practical review of laboratory testing result reports or litigation packages from alcohol and drug cases. Drug and alcohol eliminations and testing results will be discussed. The course involves review of forensic urine analysis drug tests, blood alcohol results, and breath alcohol results. Widmark calculations, micro-method tests designed to detect blood alcohol levels, will be discussed. Different approaches to drug testing and analytical techniques, including immunoassays, thin layer chromatography, gas chromatography, gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS), and infrared breath machines, will be discussed. Upon completing the course, practicing attorneys will possess practical knowledge and experience for: (a) reviewing scientific data contained in laboratory testing result reports and litigation packages; (b) requesting relevant information from opposing counsel, and; (c) understanding different analytical instruments and techniques utilized in the forensic laboratory. The expert witness portion of the course focuses on how to utilize an expert witness and prepare cross-examination in the courtroom effectively. Practical cases will be discussed to supplement theoretical concepts and facilitate classroom learning.

Cost: $275.00
Invited Attendees: Attorneys; New Attorneys; Law Students
Sponsored by: Toxicology Laboratories, Inc.

Dr. John Vasiliades, PhD, DABFT, DABCC


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Date:Friday, December 07, 2012
Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:Homewood Suites by Hilton - Cranford
2 Jackson Drive
Cranford, NJ, 07016
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