Education & Training

Capital Litigation Initiative: Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics Training

Webinar 18: Emerging Issues in the Evolution of the Texas Forensic Science Commission and National Reform

Emerging Issues in the Evolution of the Texas Forensic Science Commission and National Reform
Thursday, May 14, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT

In Emerging Issues in the Evolution of the Texas Forensic Science Commission and National Reform, Lynn Robitaille Garcia, General Counsel for the Texas Commission on Forensic Science, describes the changes (reform) that have been shaping forensic science policy in Texas over the last few years. What drives forensic policy reform? What states are engaged in reform and what obstacles are at a state and national level in regard to reform.


Lynn Robitaille Garcia joined the FSC as General Counsel on December 14, 2010.

Ms. Garcia assists the Commission with investigations, provides legal advice, tracks developments in legislation relevant to the FSC’s mission, ensures compliance with the Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act, and represents the Commission at various conferences and stakeholder meetings.

Ms. Garcia has over 18 years of experience conducting investigations in response to criminal and civil actions, developing legal compliance and training programs, and advising clients in litigation.

Ms. Garcia graduated from UMass Amherst with honors. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC in 2000.

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This webinar is designed for both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Attendees who complete this webinar will be eligible for Continuing Legal Education credits. The Stetson Office of Professional Education will work with each individual participant for reporting specifics. CLE applications will be made to Florida and other states per individual requests. Please email ope@law.stetson.edu for further information and state specific requests.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-CP-BX-K006 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.