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Evolving Trends in Forensic Science: Digital Evidence

*Registration for Whiskey 6 is now closed.

When: March 6, 2020
Location: Duke Law School

Presented by North Carolina Office Law of Indigent Defense Services, Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and the Duke Law Center for Science and Justice


Tentative Agenda

Conference Materials

8:00-8:45 am

Registration & Posters
After registering, participants will have the opportunity to speak to forensic experts. Coffee and light breakfast will be available.

8:45-9:00 am Welcome and Introduction: Program Chairs Jamie Lau, Theresa Newman, and Sarah Rackley Olson
9:00-10:00 am Beyond Cell Towers (60 min. CLE credit)
Spencer McInvaille, CWA, CTNS, CCO, CCPA

Digital Forensic Technician, Envista Forensics
Raleigh, NC
10:00-10:20 am Expert Panel (20 min. CLE credit)
10:20-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:45 am Litigating Challenges to Cell Tower Location Evidence (75 min. CLE credit)
Kellie Mannette, J.D. 
Law Office of Kellie Mannette, PLLC
Chapel Hill, NC
11:45-12:15 pm


12:30-1:40 pm

The Future: Facial Recognition (70 min. CLE credit)
Clare Garvie, J.D.

Sr. Associate, Center on Privacy and Technology 
Washington, D.C. 

1:40-2:55 pm

The Future II: Use of Artificial Intelligence in Policing and Risk Assessment (75 min. CLE credit)
Rashida Richardson, J.D.
Director of Policy Research, New York University's AI Now Institute
New York, NY 

2:55-3:10 pm Break
3:10–4:25 pm

Building on Carpenter: Six New Fourth Amendment Challenges Every Defense Lawyer Should Consider (75 min. CLE credit)
Michael Price, J.D.

Sr. Litigation Counsel, National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
Washington, D.C.

  NOTE: This agenda may change slightly, but it is anticipated that the program will offer a minimum of 6.25 CLE credits for participants, including 1 hour Information Technology credit and two years Capital CLE credit (for attorneys on the capital case roster).  

Digital Evidence in the News

The Rise of Smart Camera Networks, and Why We Should Ban Them
by Michael Kwet, The Intercept, 1/27/2020

Have a Search Warrant for Data? Google Wants You to Pay
by Gabriel J.X. Dance and Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, New York Times, 1/24/2020

Defendant challenges ‘classic dragnet search’ for Google cellphone data within robbery radius
by Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal, 1/24/2020

Defense challenges use of Google location data from everyone in vicinity of Hull Street Road bank robbery
by Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/22/2020

Facial Recognition: The controversial and nearly ever-present technology that could replace the fingerprint
by Meher Ahmad, Adrian Chen, Chris Outcalt, and Joy Shan, California Sunday, 1/22/2020

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It
by Kashmir Hill, New York Times, 1/18/2020

How the Police Use Facial Recognition, and Where It Falls Short
by Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, New York Times, 1/12/2020

NIST Study Evaluates Effects of Race, Age, Sex on Face Recognition Software
NIST, 12/19/2019

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Evolving Trends in Forensic Science: Digital Evidence poster


For questions about the event, please email Marlyn Dail.

Directions and Parking

Duke Law School is located at 210 Science Drive, Durham NC 27708. Parking for this event will be in the Science Drive parking garage located down the street from the Law School, at the corner of Science Drive and Cameron Blvd/751.