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    Forensic Fridays Reveals Insights on Working with Forensic Experts

    The ins and outs of the attorney/forensic expert working relationship will be the focus of the first Forensic Fridays seminar of the semester at Duquesne University.

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Working with Forensic Experts will be presented by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law on Friday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 505/506 of Rockwell Hall.

    Beginning with a case study of a recently adjudicated homicide that revolved around a forensic scientific testimony, the seminar will address such matters as determining what types of experts a case requires and understanding the rules guiding the use of scientific experts and evidence in court.

    Seminar instructors include criminal defense attorney Caroline Roberto and forensic scientific experts Dr. Cyril Wecht and Dr. Fred Fochtman.

    Forensic Fridays was developed by the Wecht Institute to offer continuing legal education (CLE) opportunities on a regular basis and in shorter courses better suited to the busy schedules of professionals.

    Cost for the seminar is $30 for the general public, $10 for non-Duquesne students, $45 for nurses and public attorneys, $35 for teachers and $75 for private attorneys. Three CLE credits, three hours of ACT 48 credits and continuing nursing education will be offered for the Sept. 16 seminar.

    For more information and to register, call 412.396.1330 or email

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