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Appellate Brief Show & Tell, Part One

Tuesday December 3, 2019, 12 p.m.

Staff attorneys Helen Irza and Art Martin will repeat the presentation from the fall 2019 CACJ conference.

Demystifying DNA – What is it? How do I get it? How do I get rid of it?

Wednesday January 8, 2020, 12 p.m.

Attorney Alissa Bjerkhoel of the California Innocence Project will discuss DNA evidence.

In this presentation, participants will learn about the history and science behind the use of forensic DNA, how to read DNA reports, the necessity of defense DNA expert consultation, current laws on defense post-conviction access (or lack thereof) to DNA evidence, where the future of DNA evidence is headed, as well as how to litigate DNA related issues on appeal, from filing a post-conviction DNA motion to challenging DNA results that were used at trial. Case examples will be utilized.


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