DNA Training for Virginia Criminal Attorneys/Judges 2019

The Department of Forensic Science will be offering a day-long training on DNA to criminal attorneys and judges in Virginia.  The course is designed to help attorneys and judges who use and evaluate DNA testing in their cases to have the background to understand the methods and practices of the discipline.  A list of topics to be covered during this training can be found here.

The training will be offered from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. as follows:

  • Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 – DFS Northern Laboratory (Manassas)
  • Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 – DFS Central Laboratory (Richmond) and DFS Eastern Laboratory (Norfolk)
  • Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 – DFS Western Laboratory (Roanoke)

There will be no registration fee for this training, and no CLE credits will be offered. 

Applications for this training will be accepted until August 1, 2019.  To apply for this training, prosecutors and private defense attorneys should apply here.  Public Defenders must apply through the Indigent Defense Commission (please contact apowers@adm.idc.virginia.gov for more information).  Judges must apply through the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia (please contact ckirkpatrick@vacourts.gov for more information).