Stetson offers complimentary webinar for lawyers on the process behind forensic science certification, crime lab accreditation

Have you ever wondered about forensic science certification or crime lab accreditation? Stetson University College of Law is offering a complimentary webinar for prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys on Certification and Accreditation Essentials on Dec. 14, from 12-2 p.m. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will learn how to use certification and accreditation information to assist in their litigation preparation.

The webinar, offered by Stetson’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law, provides an overview of the crime laboratory accreditation process, as well as the certification of individual forensic science practitioners trained in specific disciplines.

Webinar panelists include Kenneth Melson, recently senior advisor on forensic science in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice and Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University; Laurel Farrell, senior accreditation manager for the ANAB forensics accreditation program; and Retired Detective Lieutenant Robert Garrett, a 30-year law enforcement veteran who serves as the director of the Forensic Certification Management Board for the International Association for Identification.

The webinar is supported by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

CLE credit information is available. For more information, and to register, visit