Virtual: DNA 101 The Basics

December 9, 2020


11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
3 hour and 30-minute presentation includes a Q&A session
CLE: 3.5 Credits

The goal of this training is to provide fundamental topics and cutting-edge information designed to assist the prosecution team new to investigating, managing and presenting cases with DNA evidence. If you are overwhelmed with the thought of tackling scientific evidence and scientific expert witnesses, if you have not managed these cases before or only have experience with a few cases with DNA evidence, if the thought of voluminous defense motions disrupt your nightly sleep, then this is the training for you ! Join seasoned faculty, including experienced prosecutors and DNA experts as they provide effective techniques and strategies that will increase your ability to successfully overcome any challenge the defense may present. There will be a question and answer session at the end of each presentation. You are encouraged to take advantage of this active learning environment.

Presented by:

Teresa A. Hall
Supervising Attorney
State Attorney’s Office Conviction Review Unit
13th Judicial Circuit Hillsborough County

Susan Horan
DNA Specialist
Forensic Science Cold Case Unit
Kings County District Attorney’s Office

Christopher M. Kamnik
DNA Specialist
Forensic Sciences/Cold Case Unit
New York County District Attorney’s Office

Melissa Mourges
Chief, Forensic Sciences
Cold Case Unit
New York County District Attorney’s Office

Rachel Singer
Chief, Forensic Science & Cold Case Unit
Kings County District Attorney’s Office

Amy Watroba
Assistant State’s Attorney
DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office

Members: $179
Non-Members: $210
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Interested in a scholarship? Apply now!
The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), with the assistance of the American College of Trial Lawyers Foundation, is able to provide tuition assistance for Prosecutors who would like to attend our courses. Please find information regarding scholarship eligibility and the application process here.


Continuing Legal Education Credits: 3.5 hours

This course is pending approval in Pennsylvania and Virginia but has been approved for CLE credit in Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, and South Carolina. NDAA will not be applying for CLE credit in the state of Texas. Many states will allow attorneys to receive CLE credit for virtual courses that have been approved in one of these states through reciprocity or self-submission. Please speak with your CLE accrediting body to ensure that they will allow you to self-submit the course for approval if your state is not listed above.

GoToWebinar will log each attendee’s “time in session” for the webinar. All attendees who sign into the webinar and complete the session will be sent a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, speaker biography, and a Uniform CLE Certificate from NDAA staff following the event.

Attendees must self-submit this course for approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information.  General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Project Coordinator Metria Hernandez at

NDAA’s mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices, law enforcement, and investigators with prosecutors’ offices, are welcome to attend. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Project Coordinator Metria Hernandez at

NDAA Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy*:

NDAA will gladly offer training course attendees a credit for the full course amount which you or an office colleague can use for the rescheduled course or a future NDAA course of your choosing prior to September 30, 2021. As always, substitutions are accepted at any time. Note, NDAA regrets that cash refunds are not available. Please submit all requests to NDAA in writing via email to Project Coordinator Metria Hernandez at

*NDAA reserves the right to update this policy on an as-needed basis.

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