Science for Prosecutors

Science for Prosecutors
This two-day TUITION FREE class is designed to acquaint the attendee with all of the scientific aspects of an environmental enforcement case.  Course includes basic chemistry concepts related to environmental enforcement, expert witness testimony in light of Kelly-Frye and Daubert, and case studies which focus upon the problems encountered by environmental prosecutors in the collection, preservation, and admission of scientific data into evidence during a court proceeding.  The class is designed to promote consistent and uniform understanding of scientific principles as they relate to environmental enforcement.

Date & Location

February 24-25, 2020
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach

Technical Advisors

Dije Ndreu, Deputy District Attorney, Monterey County
Lauren Martineau, Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County

Topics & Agenda

Environmental Chemistry Basics • Co-Managing Fresh Produce for Conservation, Production, and Food Safety • Kelly/Frye and Daubert Guidance Regarding Scientific Methods & Experts• Investigating & Monitoring Environmental Violations using Scientific Instruments • Scientific Issues in Litigation- Prosecution & Defense Perspectives

Click HERE for agenda.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Seminar materials will be available electronically only (and for registered attendees only). Printed materials will NOT be distributed at the seminar.

MCLE Credit

This seminar is certified for 11.25 hours of general MCLE credit. (Actual credit will depend upon the final agenda.)


The Renaissance Long Beach Hotel is located at 111 E Ocean Blvd in Long Beach. To receive the special CDAA room rate of $179 single/double (plus hotel tax) call (800) 468-3571 or (562) 437-5900 and mention CDAA. Although the hotel cut-off date is Monday, February 3, 2020, make your reservation as soon as possible as there are limited number of rooms in the room block.  

Parking and Shuttle

Self-parking $30.00 & Valet $35 (In and out privileges will be extended to overnight guests.) *Please note parking rate and taxes are subject to change without notice. Rate per night, per vehicles, plus tax.


Tuition is free for this training.


There are a limited number of Reimbursements available for this seminar. To apply for a reimbursement, click HERE and submit the Reimbursement Request form by January 24, 2020.

CDAA Contact

Harman Kaur, Training Consultant, 
2/24/2020 9:00 AM - 2/25/2020 4:00 PM
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel 111 E Ocean Blvd Long Beach

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