BCPA Professional Development Course on "Science of Violence: Technical Aspects of Litigation Involving Acts of Violence"

24 Jun 2020
12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

Sign up for our second course in 2020 presented by Geoff Desmoulin of GTD Scientific Inc. 

This course will be offered by live webinar only via Zoom.

Registration is mandatory.  See below for registration instructions and details as to the location of our new venue.  Seats are limited.

Please join us and take advantage of our FREE two-hour Professional Development Course Scheduled on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  

On behalf of the BC Paralegal Association, the Professional Development Program's goal is to provide high-level education that covers a variety of legal-driven topics.  As we see more and more law firms in our Province diversify their practices, it is very important that we remain current with the law and also expand our area of expertise to include other areas of law we may not have worked in.

The BCPA's Professional Development Committee are excited to offer our second Professional Development Course of 2020 on the topic of "Science of Violence:  Technical Aspects of Litigation Involving Acts of Violence".

This course was held in cooperation with the Washington Homicide Investigators Association and is approved for Continuing Legal Education Credits at the B.C. Law Society in Canada and in the States of Washington and California in the U.S.

Specific manner of injury is often generalized in violent encounters investigations despite some detailed information from emergency medical staff and medical examiners. Over the decade however courts continue to limit police officers and engineers from opining about injuries or human factors and medical professionals from opining about biomechanics in this environment. So, who then can address issues of biomechanics in this context? Enter the injury biomechanist. This course is intended to increase basic knowledge of how physics relates to complex human injury litigation involving police use of force and other violent encounters.

We are honoured to have our guest speaker for this Course. 

Geoff Desmoulin
Principal of GTD Scientific Inc.

Dr. Desmoulin is the Principal of GTD Scientific Inc. GTD offers Biomechanical Consulting Services on behalf of clients throughout North America, as well as abroad. Focused practice areas include Injury Biomechanics, Incident Reconstruction and Physical Testing with a sub-specialty in the Science of Violence™. GTD has been retained in significant complex injury litigation cases involving municipal police department use of force, violent encounters and TASER International to name just a few examples. Furthermore, landmark testing and shooting reconstruction methodology developed by Dr. Desmoulin was recently upheld as reliable and admissible by the U.S. Federal District Court for the 9th District of California. This methodology has now been published in Force Science News on November 19, 2019 entitled “Computer Simulations and Use of Force Investigations”.

Date:  Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Time:  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location:  Webinar only via Zoom


Please email info@bcparalegalassociation.com to register for this course.

The Subject Line in your email should state: June PDC 

Provide your name, contact details and your membership number.  3 days prior to the PDC, we will provide all attendees with the Zoom webinar link to access viewership.  Any questions:  please contact the BCPA by email:  info@bcparalegalassociation.com 

**Your membership number can be located on your BCPA profile page.

Thank you from your Professional Development Program Committee.

24 Jun 2020
12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

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