Senate Committee hearing: From the Lab Bench to the Courtroom: Advancing the Science

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM Eastern Time, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will be holding a hearing titled: From the Lab Bench to the Courtroom: Advancing the Science. The hearing will focus on the need to advance forensic research and standards, the challenges faced by the forensic science community, and the need for federal legislation in addressing these issues.

Panel Members include:

  • Dr. Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi 
    Chief Executive Officer
    Netherlands Forensic Institute
  • Mr. Michael Bromwich 
    Managing Principal, The Bromwich Group LLC; Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
    Former Inspector General, Department of Justice
  • Dr. Gregory Schmunk 
    President, National Association of Medical Examiners
    Chief Medical Examiner, Polk County, IA
  • Ms. Jill Spriggs 
    Secretary, Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations
    Laboratory Director, Office of the District Attorney, Sacramento County, CA, Laboratory of Forensic Science

The link to the website is as follows:  http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Hearings&ContentRecord_id=f0921154-2c02-456e-a40a-7bfa6cb417d0&ContentType_id=14f995b9-dfa5-407a-9d35-56cc7152a7ed&Group_id=b06c39af-e033-4cba-9221-de668ca1978a