Attorney Bill Kirk, just returned from New Orleans, Louisiana where he participated in the Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar. This annual conference is sponsored by the National College of DUI Defense and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Kirk participated in the mock trial setting playing a prosecuting attorney. Trying the case with Bill was Mike Hawkins of Atlanta, Georgia. Serving as defense attorneys were Steve Jones of Boston, Mass., and Doug Murphy of Houston, Texas. Also participating in the trial was Dr. Fran Gengo of Buffalo, NY and Dr. Alfred Staubus of Columbus, Ohio. The trial served as a learning tool for how to effectively use expert witnesses in court. The most interesting aspect, however, was watching the jury deliberate via closed circuit TV.
This was the second national conference that Mr. Kirk has spoken at this year. He is also scheduled to speak in October at the NACDL DUI Conference in Las Vegas.