Training for Attorneys/Judges

The Department of Forensic Science began offering training for Virginia criminal attorneys and judges in 2018. The courses are designed to help attorneys and judges who use and evaluate testing in their cases to have the background to understand the methods and practices of the discipline.  

The first offering, a day-long DNA training was held in 2018 and again in 2019. A training on the DUI/DUID discipline, which was a half-day training, was held in 2019. 

Controlled Substances Training for Virginia Criminal Attorneys and Judges

A half-day training on Controlled Substances for criminal attorneys and judges in Virginia will be held virtually on the following dates:

  • Friday, October 1, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (deadline to register is Friday, 9/24/21) Registration is closed
  • Friday, November 12, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (deadline to register is Friday, 11/5/21) Registration is closed

Pre-recorded presentations on each topic will be shared followed by live question and answer periods. A draft agenda is available here. There is no registration fee for the training, and no CLE credits will be given.

To register for the training, please click on the date of the training above that you wish to attend and complete the Survey Monkey registration form by the specified deadline. You will receive a confirmation email once you have been registered.

If you have any questions about the registration form, please contact Nancy Batterson at (804) 786-2281.