All the Continuing Legal Education webinar courses are FREE to attend. For CLE credit, the fee is $10 each or $12 if paying by credit card. CLE information will be provided following the webinar. We have accreditation in multiple states. Access our full calendar of events here or click on each topic below to learn more about the Continuing Legal Education course you are interested in and see events for that topic.

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“Tara’s presentation on Strangulation was the best one I saw last year.”
– Lana Luhring, Laird & Luhring, Waverly | IA

Reading Medical Records: What Really Happened??

Presented by Merriam Young, MS, RN, CCRN, TCRN

Medical Records can be daunting for any criminal attorney or investigator to review. The purpose of this CLE course is to assist attorneys in focusing their review of medical records and to focus on review of records that contain…

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Blunt Force Trauma: What Every Attorney / Investigation Needs to Know

Presented by Erin Gollogly, BSN, BA, RN, LNCC

This CLE course is designed to teach about various injuries that result from Blunt Force Trauma. Bruises/Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations and Avulsions are all discussed with definitions, examples and…

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Strangulation: Evaluating Strangulation Evidence from a Medical Perspective

Presented by Merriam Young, MS, RN, CCRN, TCRN

In approximately 50% of strangulation/suffocation cases, there is no visible sign of injury; in an additional 35% of cases the injuries are too minor to photograph. This attorney Continuing Legal Education course is…

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Long Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury: Forensic Implications

Presented by Merriam Young, MS, RN, CCRN, TCRN

Attorneys and investigators will learn about the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This presentation also covers post-concussion syndrome, the cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric issues that can result from TBI.

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Abusive Head Trauma: What We Know About Shaken Baby Syndrome

Presented by Erin Gollogly, BSN, BA, RN, LNCC

This presentation teaches about the injuries that can result from Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), formerly known as Shaken Baby Syndrome. This presentation also covers related injuries such as fractures, retinal hemorrhages…

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THC / Cannabis Toxicology: Recognizing Impairment

Presented by Blake Stutzman

With the legalization of marijuana and the recent innovations in the delivery and ingestion of Cannabis in both psychoactive and non-psychoactive forms, there has been a surge of Cannabis related cases in the criminal arena…

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Head Trauma, Comprehension and Intoxication: What to Look For in Every Case

Presented by Tara Godoy, BSN, RN, CFN, CNDI

This attorney Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course covers the different types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) that result from trauma to the brain to build a foundation of how trauma affects the…

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Bodily Injury Case Reviews: What Your Forensic Nurse Expert Can Do For You

Presented by Tara Godoy, BSN, RN, CFN, CNDI

Almost every state has a penal code/statute that relates to the seriousness of the injuries sustained by a victim of a crime. Most states define it as Serious Bodily Injury; some have a lesser called Substantial Bodily Injury…

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Reviewing Minor Records: ​​​​​​​Was It Child Maltreatment?

Presented by Kahli Ellis, MS, BSN, RN

Medical records can be intimidating and tedious for any criminal attorney or investigator to review, especially when it comes to possible child abuse. This presentation will include an overview of the various types of child maltreatment, as well as other medical conditions that mimic abuse.

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SANE Aid: How can your nurse help?

Presented by Juliane Rohr, BSN, RN

When an alleged victim of sexual assault undergoes an exam, a skilled provider will assess them using a specific technique. This is usually a nurse who has been trained to examine and collect physical evidence, called a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). If you want to better understand the report generated, the anatomical terms, what is tested when the evidence collected goes to the crime lab for testing…

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Forensic Interviews

Coming soon!

What exactly is a forensic interview? A forensic interview is a specialized interview conducted by a trained Forensic Interviewer, with the goal of gathering accurate and reliable information from a child involved in a potential crime or abuse case. These interviews are child-friendly, creating a safe and comfortable environment for the child to openly share their experiences. The interviewers use non-leading and non-suggestive techniques, allowing the child to recount the events in their own words, free from external influences.

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Child Abuse: Beyond the Basics

Presented by Tara Cuiccinelli, MS, RN, ACCNS-BC

This is a 60 minute presentation that explores the different types of child maltreatment along with injuries and history that may influence the forensic nurses medical opinion when reviewing a suspected child abuse case.

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Ballistics Trauma: Understanding Gunshot Wounds

Presented by Lori CombsBS, RN, LNC

This presentation provides an overview of how to analyze gunshot wounds from a medical and forensic perspective, and is geared towards assisting criminal attorneys and investigators. It covers the characteristics of entrance and exit wounds, the features of bullet tracks through the body, and key physical findings based on the range of fire that can help reconstruct shooting incidents. It emphasizes the complexity of interpreting gunshot trauma, noting that many exceptions exist to typical wound patterns.

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