Laboratory Counsel Training


April 10-12, 2019

Richmond, Virginia

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The purpose of this training is to bring together forensic laboratory counsel from across the country to discuss the numerous contemporary issues confronting their laboratories.  There will be round table discussions and presentations on the following topics:  Giglio and transparency issues, outreach to stakeholders, probabilistic modeling, familial searching, the use of genetic databases, the proposed amendments to FRE702, the OSAC standards, and post-conviction testing.

The Draft Agenda can be found here.

There is a $45 registration fee that covers electronic access to written materials provided by presenters, lunches on Thursday, April 11, 2019, and Friday, April 12, 2019, and snacks and beverages provided during scheduled breaks.  This registration fee is due with the submission of the registration form which can be found here.  Please mail this form with your check, money order, or purchase order for the registration fee made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia to:  Virginia Department of Forensic Science, Attn:  Amy Curtis, 700 N. 5th Street, Richmond, Virginia  23219.  Registration forms must be received by Friday, March 29.

The training will be held at the Richmond Laboratory of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.  A room block has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Richmond-Downtown at 700 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Rooms may be reserved by calling the hotel at (804) 709-0934 or clicking here.

Attendees must currently be in positions where they are actively advising forensic laboratory management, either as in-house counsel or as assigned by their office/agency. 

Funding for the presenters has been provided by the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

For more information, contact Amy Curtis, Department Counsel, Virginia Department of Forensic Science, at or (804) 786-2281.