Advanced Courtroom Testimony for the Drug Chemist

This two‐day workshop taught by Tim McKibben is aimed at educating drug chemists beyond the basics of testimony related to drug analysis. Topics covered may include but are not limited to: handling opposing experts in general, reviewing opposing expert’s reports and what to focus on, Daubert (or Frye) hearings (how to get started, how to educate the attorney, etc), how to explain chemistry/chemical structures to a jury (related to analog and pharmacophore cases; what to do, what not to do), common opposing expert tactics and how to conquer them, how to aid in the prosecution’s/defense’s understanding of analog/pharmacophore cases, spectral interpretation as it relates to testimony, how to handle when an opposing expert “muddies” the water when testifying about chemistry related topics, case law that supports Dauberts (or Frye)/opposing reports etc, and how to introduce new technologies in court that have not previously been used in the area/district. The training will also include practical exercises.​

This workshop is open to drug chemists working in local, state, and federal laboratories.

Class Size: 30-60 Students. This workshop will be cancelled if its minimum number of registrants is not met by March 1, 2018. The registration deadline has been extended until April 3, 2018. 

Update:  Registration will remain open and the workshop will be held as planned.



  • When

  • Monday, May 7, 2018 - Tuesday, May 8, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Crowne Plaza Dayton
    33 East 5th Street
    Dayton, Ohio 45402

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