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Posted: Thursday Feb 2, 2012

February 2, 2012

Saint Vincent College Department of Criminology, Law, and Society will present a continuing legal education (CLE) course for attorneys from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18 in room S100 of the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the campus of Saint Vincent College.

The title of the session is Expert Witnesses in Pennsylvania: A Legal and Ethical Overview. It will cover the classic foundations of expert testimony, why expert testimony is screened, elements of expert testimony, new case law in Pennsylvania, particular applications in driving under intoxication cases, narcotics prosecutions, expert and eyewitness identification and other new areas, what a lawyer must know about the limits of science and the ethical perspective of the scientist and the National Academic of Sciences standards. Three CLE credits will be awarded (two substantive and one ethics).

Instructors will be Bruce Antkowiak, professor of law, legal counsel and director of the Criminology, Law and Society program, and Dr. Matthew A. Fisher, associate professor and chair of Chemistry.

Fee is $75 for private practitioners and $50 for public defenders, assistant district attorneys and judicial law clerks. All proceeds will benefit pre-law students at Saint Vincent. Registration is required and may be made by mail, phone or email with Sandra Frye, Office of Legal Counsel, Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690, 724 805-2670, sandra.frye@email.stvincent.edu.


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