Training

Knowledge builds cases

Understanding the details of rigorous scientific testing can strengthen the credibility of your case in court. Our tailored training services assist lawyers to meet continued professional development (CPD) requirements and help put you in a better position to present evidence in court.

 

We can configure bespoke training packages to cater to your exact requirements; we can adjust our format for anything from a one-hour session to several days of comprehensive instruction.

 

With a certificate IV in training and assessment, Jae has guided our team in working with Legal Aid NSW, various state Law Societies, Legalwise and numerous chambers throughout Australia to deliver CPD training. Our staff have also developed training packages and presentations for forensic conferences and investigators, detectives and university students. We can also facilitate options for overseas clients.

Let us share our knowledge with you on a range of topics, including:

Decoding DNA for Lawyers

Demystifying DNA statistics

Debunking CSI: How we locate and sample biological material

CONTACT US NOW TO REQUEST A CUSTOMISED TRAINING

CASE REVIEW

Independent Forensic Services provides forensic experts for the critical appraisal and evaluation of reports, case files and source documents in relation to forensic biology, DNA analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis and crime scene examination. We will provide high quality and timely advice, resulting in a report that is easy to understand for non-scientific audiences.

 

We have the ability to provide the following:

  • 1. DUE ASSESSMENTS

    assess if all appropriate examinations have been conducted

  • 2. EXPERT OPINION

    provide an expert opinion in relation to the significance of the evidence within the context of the case

  • 3. LINES OF QUESTIONING

    assist in providing appropriate lines of questioning for expert witnesses

  • 4. COURT EXPERT WITNESS

    appear in court as an expert witness

  • 5. ITEM EXAMINATIONS

    attend laboratories for examination or re-examination of items

  • 6. DNA ANALYSIS

    analyse or re-analyse DNA samples

  • 7. DNA INTERPRETATION

    interpret DNA evidence, including complex mixed DNA profiles through the use of STRmix™

Note that STRmix™ software is now the preferred tool for complex mixed DNA profile evaluation and is used throughout Australia and New Zealand.  Independent Forensic Services now has the ability to access this software on a case by case basis in order to provide a comprehensive independent review of the DNA evidence.

 

Our staff are qualified and experienced having provided expert evidence to the court in Australia and internationally.

 

Please contact us in relation to your casework needs and allow us to assist you. We will even provide a free half hour case evaluation to determine if our services can benefit your case.

Contact us now for free advice or to request a quotation

TRAINING

  • Independent Forensic Services can also offer tailored training packages including but not limited to:

    • Introduction to Crime Scene Examination and Preservation
    • Introduction to DNA Analysis
    • DNA Interpretation for Non-Scientists
    • Forensic Biology Examination and Analysis

  • Our staff are experienced in developing training packages and have delivered presentations to:

    • Forensic Conferences
    • University students
    • Forensic Investigators
    • Detectives

Independent Forensic Services has worked with Legalwise, Legal Aid NSW, and numerous chambers throughout Australia to deliver CPD training.

Please contact us in relation to your training needs and let us offer a solution.