IDS Commission Meeting

The IDS Commission will meet in person and via Zoom from 10:00pm to 3:00pm. The meeting will be livestreamed and available for replay on IDS’s YouTube channel, which can be found here. Meeting location: Office of the Forsyth County Public Defender, 102 W. Third Street, Winston-Salem, NC Meeting Materials and Agenda

Webinar: Cross-Examining Digital Forensic Experts

2022 IDS Forensic Science Education Series Live webinar presented by Lars Daniel July 21, 2022, 12:30 pm 90 min of CLE credit anticipated Description: This presentation will prepare attorneys to effectively cross-examine digital evidence experts. The presenter will provide recommendations about vetting experts, including information specific to the field of digital forensics. Using cross-examination scripts, […]


Cognitive Bias in Forensic Science and the Courtroom

Live webinar presented by James Williams, Dr. Jeff Kukucka, and Emily Coward Aug. 4, 2022, 12:30 pm 90 min of CLE credit anticipated Description: This program will examine several ways that race affects forensic evidence. Presenters will discuss the racist or colonial roots of some of the forensic sciences, how racism manifests in some current […]


Roadmap to a Representative Jury (NC)

Learn about jury diversity from national experts, local judicial officials, and practitioners. In this FREE comprehensive fair cross-section training we will cover some of the factors that contribute to racial and ethnic disparities, why diverse juries matter, how the fair cross section requirement differs from equal protection, as well as some model practices for improving jury diversity.


Litigating Fair Cross Section Challenges (NC)

“n essential component” of the right to an impartial jury is the “selection of a jury from a representative cross-section of the community.” Taylor v. Louisiana, 419 U.S. 522, 528 (1975). The right to a jury that is a fair cross-section of the community is a well-known concept for criminal defense attorneys. However, the legal and practical complexities […]


Quarterly Commission Meeting

North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts 901 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina

The IDS Commission will meet in person and via Zoom from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Watch Here (The meeting will be livestreamed.) 2022.10.28_IDS Commission Meeting Packet

2022 IDS Forensic Science Education Series: Challenging Facial Recognition Evidence

Live webinar presented by Clare Garvie, Training and Resource Counsel, Fourth Amendment Center at NACDL Nov. 3, 2022, 12:30 pm 90 min of CLE credit anticipated For the past twenty years, police across the U.S. have used face recognition as a routine investigative technique with little to no controls, oversight, or disclosure to the defense, […]