family law practitioners, we frequently encounter allegations of substance abuse
in our custody cases. Being able to
prove or disprove allegations of substance abuse can be the crucial evidence
needed to prove your client’s case.
We will be discussing the different testing methods available to document
substance abuse along with the limitations of those testing methods. We will also discuss some of the common
questions of myths about testing, such as will I get a positive result if I eat
a poppy seed muffing prior to the test, or my spouse really does have a
substance abuse problem, but she bought something off the internet to pass the
test. This presentation is intended
to help you decide what testing method may be the best for your fact situation,
or how to interpret testing that has already been
Hardin; certified forensic toxicologist
G. Hardin is a board certified forensic toxicologist with over 25 years of drug
and alcohol testing experience. He is recognized as an expert witness, has
testified in over 250 cases in state, federal, and military courts, and is a
Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology
of three peer-reviewed articles on forensic toxicology, Hardin is a Professor of
Practice at Hamline University. He holds a master’s degree in forensic science
and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California at
Berkeley, and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic
Standard CLE credits approved | Event Code: 184010
and webcasting is available. Please indicate that you will attend by
teleconference or webcast when registering. Instructions will be sent via e-mail
on Friday, October 11.
locations - if you would like to host a satellite location, please contact
Nicole Battles at firstname.lastname@example.org
the section and attend at no additional cost: $33 (Must register by
Non-MSBA Members $10
Law Students: FREE
- 9:30 a.m. - "There
is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question" - A question and answer session with a
panel of family law experts. This month's discussion will be on
spousal maintenance and will be presented by Ben Henschel of
Henschel Moberg, PA.
- 11:00 a.m. - The
Family Law Section will have a monthly business meeting.
p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - The
Domestic Abuse Committee will meet.