Forensics Seminar

LACDL's Criminal Forensics Seminar

LACDL's Criminal Forensics Seminar will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Baton Rouge, LA on August 9-10, 2018!

Program Summary
In today's technologically driven world, criminal forensics takes on many complex forms. Skilled criminal defense lawyers must have an understanding of the science of DNA and the statistical analysis of any reported results. Join LACDL for their Forensics Seminar to learn to hone your skillset in this ever-changing field. 


Program Agenda
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - DNA DAY

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration & Refreshments
8:30 - 9:15 am Intro to DNA, Jarrett Ambeau
9:15 - 9:30 am Break
9:30 - 11:00 am Low Copy, Complex Mixtures, Y-STR Coincidences, Dr. Greg Hampikian, Boise State University (Preview)
11:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
12:30 - 2:00 pm Emerging Issues with Mixed DNA Profiles, Dr. Dan Krane, Wright State University (Preview)
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 - 3:45 pm TrueAllele for Justice: Unbiased DNA Mixutres, Jennifer Hornyak (Preview)
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 - 5:00 pm Roundtable Discussion
5:30 - 7:30 pm                LACDL Networking Social                                                                                                                                          

Friday, August 10, 2018
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration & Refreshments
8:30 - 10:00 am Mental Health/Insanity Pleas, Dr. Charles Vosberg
10:00 - 10:10 am Break
10:10 - 11:40 am            Psychological Evaluations & Testing: When & How to Effectively Utilize Evaluations, Dr. Kristen A. Luscher
11:40 - 1:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 - 2:30 pm Coercive Interrogation & Interview Techniques, Brian Leslie
2:30 - 2:40 pm Break
2:40 - 3:40 pm Firearms Analysis & Ballistics, Chris Robinson
3:40 - 3:45 pm Break
3:50 - 4:50 pm        Firearms, Crime Scenes & Forensics, Charles Watson                                                                                                                                    

Seminar Faculty

Jarrett Ambeau
, Ambeau Law Firm (Baton Rouge & Gonzales)
More to Come Soon! 

CLE Credits

LACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in Louisiana. If you need out of state credit, please contact the LACDL office at (225) 767-7640 or

Location & Hotel Accommodations

Seminar Location & 
Hotel Accommodations:
Marriott Hotel

5500 Hilton Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Reservations: (800) 228-9290
Group Rate: $124 + tax  Please mention code "LACDL Forensics Seminar" to receive the applicable discount rate.


Questions? Contact LACDL Staff, Jamee Steele, at or (225) 767-7640.

 Sponsorships & Exhibits
For information on exhibiting or sponsorships, please download the Opportunities Brochure. Questions? Contact LACDL Staff Jamee Steele at (225) 767-7640 or


Member (2018 Public Defender, Regular, Sustaining) $325
Member Using 6-hr Voucher (2018 Regular) $162.50
Member Using 12-hr Voucher (2018 Sustaining) FREE
Non-Lawyer (Private Investigator, Paralegal, etc.) $260
Lifetime Member FREE
Student Member FREE
One-Day Only  $175                                                                                                                     

Non-Member $385
New Member Joining
[$225 + 2018 Dues. Voucher can be used at NEXT seminar attended in 2018.]
2018 Dues: Lifetime $4,000; Sustaining $500 (includes 12-hr voucher); Regular $250 (includes 6-hr voucher)
$225 + 2018 Dues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Late Registration 
received after July 31, 2018 without a registration fee included will incur a $50 late registration fee.

Cancellation Policy 
All registration 
canceled after July 31, 2018 will incur a $100 cancellation fee. LACDL will not issue a refund for cancellation after August 3, 2018.

No Show Policy
LACDL will not issue a refund for "No Shows".

CLE Voucher Policy

CLE Voucher Cancellation Policy (applies to those using CLE Voucher Only): It is the policy of LACDL that if a person, for good cause,  is unable to attend a CLE seminar after registering for the seminar and after the date for cancellation without penalty has passed, the following rules shall apply: 
(1)    If the individual has not yet received the seminar materials and was to attend the seminar using an LACDL membership voucher, that voucher will still be available for future use;
(2)    If the individual was to attend the seminar using an LACDL membership voucher and the individual has received the seminar materials prior to cancellation, the voucher will still be available for future use but the individual will be assessed the cost of the materials, which must be paid prior to attendance at any future seminars. 
For purposes of this policy, good cause includes professional commitments such as court appearances that had not been set at the time of registration for the seminar; illness, or other emergency situations that were not foreseen at the time of registration for the seminar.