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Legal Task Group

The FSSB’s Legal Task Group is primarily comprised of at least one member from each OSAC subcommittee to provide a legal perspective for the subcommittee. Task group members are selected based on their experience in litigating, judging, legal counseling, teaching or writing about forensic science evidence in the legal system. The group is available for consulting with the FSSB and all OSAC subcommittees on legal and legally related issues. Task group members work together to gather and submit their comments on standards, technical publications, definitions, and other OSAC and FSSB documents, with an emphasis on their legal impacts and on the presentation of forensic science results within the legal system.

Officers

Andrea Roth, Task Group Chair, UC Berkeley School of Law (OSAC affiliate)

Emily Prokesch, Task Group Vice Chair, The Office of the Georgia Capital Defender (member of OSAC's Facial Identification Subcommittee

Vacant, Task Group Executive Secretary

Members

Colin Bellair, Travis County District Attorney's Office (member of OSAC's Forensic Odontology Subcommittee)

Alyse Bertenthal, Wake Forest Law School (member of OSAC's Wildlife Forensic Biology Subcommittee)

Marissa Bluestine, Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the Pennsylvania Law School (member of OSAC's Ignitable Liquids, Explosives & Gunshot Residue Subcommittee)

Enid Camps, State of California, Department of Justice (member of OSAC's Trace Materials Subcommittee)

Kent Cattani, Arizona Court of Appeals (OSAC affiliate)

Dana Delger, Innocence Project (member of OSAC's Speaker Recognition Subcommittee)

Stephanie Domitrovich, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (member of OSAC's Speaker Recognition Subcommittee)

John Ellis, Law Offices of John C. Ellis, Jr., INC. (member of OSAC's VITAL Subcommittee and Terminology Resource Task Group)

Hanni Fakhoury, Moeel Lah Fakhoury LLP (OSAC affiliate)

Sabrina Feve, U.S. Department of Justice (member of OSAC's Digital Evidence Subcommittee)

Jennifer Friedman, Federal Defender Central District of California (OSAC affiliate)

Lynn Garcia, Texas Forensic Science Commission (FSSB liaison to Legal Task Group)

Elizabeth Geddes, US Department of Justice (affiliate member of OSAC's Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee)

Richard Gutierrez, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender (member of OSAC's Friction Ridge Subcommittee)

Andrew Jurs, Drake University Law School (member of OSAC's Medicolegal Death Investigation Subcommittee)

Julia Leighton, Self-employed (member of OSAC's Dogs & Sensors Subcommittee)

Cedric Neumann, Battelle Memorial Institute (member of OSAC's Statistics Task Group)

Kate Philpott, VCU and Self-employed (member of OSAC's Human Forensic Biology Subcommittee)

Christopher Plourd, State of California (member of OSAC's Forensic Toxicology Subcommittee and Terminology Task Group)

Matthew Redle, Sheridan County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (OSAC affiliate)

Ronald Reinstein, Arizona Supreme Court (member of OSAC's Crime Scene Investigation & Reconstruction Subcommittee)

J. Michael Ryan, Superior Court for the District of Columbia (member of OSAC's Footwear & Tire Subcommittee)

Barry Scheck, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Neufeld, Scheck, & Brustin, LLC (OSAC affiliate)

Maneka Sinha, University of Maryland, School of Law (member of OSAC's Firearms & Toolmarks Subcommittee)

Colette Tvedt, The Law Firm of Colette Tvedt (affiliate member of OSAC's Forensic Nursing Subcommittee)

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Created June 25, 2014, Updated February 7, 2023