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Forensic DNA for Prosecutors

Forensic DNA for Prosecutors
This 2 ½ day seminar is designed for experienced prosecutors handling DNA-intensive cases. Attendees will expand their grasp of the science behind DNA, learn about advances in DNA technology, and pick up valuable tips on presenting that information in court. Attendees will also learn how to respond to 1405 motions and will increase their understanding of the role science plays in the post-conviction process. The CDAA Foundation proudly supports this seminar.

Date & Location

March 13-15, 2018
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, Anaheim

Technical Advisor

Tammy Spurgeon, Deputy District Attorney, Orange County

Topics & Agenda

Investigative Tools using DNA Technologies • Interpreting DNA Data • The Science of DNA and its Limitations • Cold Cases • The Role of DNA in the Post-conviction Setting • Probabilistic Genotyping • Legal Update • Presenting DNA Evidence to a Jury • Litigating PC §1405 Motions • Adapting to New DNA Technologies in View of Brady

Click HERE for the seminar agenda.

MCLE Hours

This seminar is certified for 16 hours of  MCLE credit, including 1 hour of Ethics credit (actual hours subject to final agenda).


The Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is located at 900 Disneyland Drive in Anaheim. To secure a room reservation at the special CDAA rate of $120 single/double occupancy (+ tax) at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, make your reservation by February 19, 2018 by calling 844-227-8535, ext. 3885, and mentioning CDAA. For reservations, click HERE. For information about the hotel, click HEREPlease note that the hotel has a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Parking/Shuttle Information

Self-parking at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is $12 per night with in/out privileges. Day use self-parking is $5 per day.  Shuttle transportation from the John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA) is approximately $10 each way and the trip can take up to 30 minutes each way, depending upon traffic.


Registrations received or postmarked by February 13, 2018 will qualify for the early registration rate of $225. All registrations received after this date will be at the regular registration rate of $265. Cancellations must be received in writing by February 28, 2018 to avoid the $49 administrative cancellation fee.


There are a limited number of travel scholarships available for this seminar. To be considered for a travel scholarship, you must submit a completed Scholarship Request form by February 13, 2018. Click HERE for a Scholarship Request form. If the "Submit by Email" button on the form does not work for you, simply complete the form, print it to a new pdf and attach it to an email to Regan Steele (rsteele@cdaa.org) or print on paper, scan and attach it to an email.

CDAA Contact

Regan Steele, rsteele@cdaa.org
3/13/2018 - 3/15/2018
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel 900 Disneyland Drive Anaheim, CA 92802

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