Meetings

Winter Workshop

Dates: January 18-19, 2018(1.5 days)

Location: CLE Bldg E, Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, TX

Topic: Courtroom Testimony

Presenter: George Schiro, Laboratory Director Scales Biological Laboratory, Inc.
Students: $20, Non-Members: $60, Members: $40 (applies towards annual dues)

This workshop counts towards the annual continuing education required by the FBI QAS (see pg 26 audit document discussion).

George Schiro has over 30 years of experience as a forensic scientist and crime scene investigator. He has examined evidence in over 3700 criminal and civil cases. While most of these cases have been in Louisiana, he has also consulted on cases in 28 other states, for the United States Army and Air Force, New Zealand, Panama, and the United Kingdom. He has also testified as an expert witness in over 185 trials in 31 Louisiana parish courts, Pope County Arkansas, San Bernardino County California, Escambia and Lee Counties Florida, Four Mississippi Counties, St. Louis County Missouri, Clark County Nevada, Bernalillo County New Mexico, Bronx County New York, Bexar and Harris Counties Texas, Cabell County West Virginia, Campbell County Wyoming, federal court (Louisiana Middle, Nebraska, and Middle Tennessee districts), U.S. Court-martial (Luke Air Force Base) and two Louisiana city courts.

This is an interactive workshop for DNA analysts with all levels of experience. Participants will engage in discussion groups with their peers and learn to present both simple and complex aspects of the analytical process.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN THROUGH JANUARY 12TH.
A light breakfast and morning/afternoon refreshments will be provided.Lunch is on your own.

Interested in a specific aspect of courtroom testimony? Email chair@afdaa.org and your request will be passed onto Mr. Schiro.
The TXDPS CLE buidling E is located at the headquarters campus in Austin (5805 North Lamar Blvd) near the corner of Denson Dr and Guadalupe St.

Visit https://afdaa.wildapricot.org to Register.

Accommodations Nearby

There are several affordable hotels in the nearby vicinity. Austin traffic is not the greatest experience, please plan accordingly if you choose a hotel a few miles further out.
AirBnB and HomeAway also have non-hotel options in the 78752 zip code area.