OBJECTIVE: This course provides practicing attorneys with an intensive one-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 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 metabolisms and effects on the human system will be explained. 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, participating attorneys will possess practical knowledge and experience for: (a) reviewing scientific data contained in laboratory testing result reports and litigation packages; (b) requesting relevant discovery information from the laboratory and opposing counsel; (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 including Melendez-Diaz, Bullcoming, and Britt, will be discussed to supplement theoretical concepts and facilitate classroom learning.
FEE: The course enrollment fee for attorneys for the intensive, one-day course in forensic toxicology for attorneys is Three Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($300.00), excluding accommodation and meals. The fee covers course materials and course refreshment costs.
REGISTRATION: Attorneys interested in attending the course can register for the course by mailing their (a) completed Registration Form, and (b) applicable Course Fee to:
Dr. John Vasiliades
Toxicology Labs, Inc.
11726 West Dodge Road
Omaha, NE 68154
Checking deposits should be payable to "Toxicology Labs Inc." Individuals may also register and pay online, by selecting Forensic Toxicology for Attorney Fee ("FTA FEE"), checking out, confirming, and submitting their shopping cart order. The number of course participants will be limited, thus early registration is encouraged. REGISTER ONLINE
ACCOMMODATION: Course attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. Several hotels are located in close proximity to the course location.
LOCATION: The course will be held at various locations throughout the United States. This course has previously been held in the following states: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming. This course has been held in all fifty (50) states.
FACULTY: Course instruction will be provided by Dr. John Vasiliades, PhD, DABCC, DABFT, a board certified toxicologist. Dr. Vasiliades possesses over thirty (30) years of experience in clinical and forensic toxicology, and has testified or provided litigation support in over one thousand five hundred (1500) criminal and civil cases.
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDIT: This course in forensic toxicology for attorneys has previously been approved for Continuing Legal Education ("CLE") credit in Alabama (7.30), Alaska (7.00), Arkansas (7.25), California (7.00), Colorado (8.00), Delaware (7.30), District of Columbia (7.00), Florida (9.00), Georgia (7.50), Hawaii (7.00), Idaho (7.00), Illinois (7.00), Indiana (7.30), Iowa (7.00), Kansas (8.00), Kentucky (6.75), Louisiana (7.00), Maine (7.50), Massachusetts (7.00); Minnesota (7.00), Mississippi (7.50), Missouri (8.20), Montana (7.00), Nebraska (7.00), Nevada (7.00), New Hampshire (7.00), New Jersey (8.70), New York (6.50), North Carolina (7.25), North Dakota (7.25), Ohio (7.25), Oklahoma (8.50), Oregon (7.00), Pennsylvania (7.00), Rhode Island (8.00), South Carolina (7.25), Tennessee (7.25), Texas (7.25), Utah (7.00), Vermont (7.25), Virginia (7.00), Washington (7.25), West Virginia (9.00), Wisconsin (8.50), and Wyoming (7.00), and may qualify for CLE credit in these and other jurisdictions. Attorneys are responsible for verifying whether this course is approved for CLE credit in their respective jurisdiction prior to the course date.
FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY FOR ATTORNEYS 2018:
"ALCOHOL, DRUGS, AND HOW TO BETTER USE AN EXPERT"
This course is a unique and intensive day course in forensic toxicology for attorneys and shows attorneys how to utilize a forensic toxicologist to prevail.
Continuing Legal Education ("CLE") approved.
Contact: John Vasiliades, PhD, DABCC, DABFT,
Toxicology Labs. Inc,
11726 West Dodge Road, Omaha NE 68154. P: (402) 935-0401 F: (402) 504-9999
|COURSE DATES||REGISTRATION DEADLINE||LOCATION|
|September 21, 2018||September 14, 2018||Charleston, SC|
|October 12, 2018||October 5, 2018||Akron, OH|
|October 26, 2018||October 19, 2018||Seattle, WA|
|November 9, 2018||November 2, 2018||El Paso, TX|
|December 7, 2018||November 30, 2018||Tempe, AZ|
|December 14, 2018||December 13, 2018||Teleconference, USA|
|REGISTRATION FORM: FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY FOR ATTORNEYS|
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COURSE FEE: $300.00
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