The National Association for Public Defense (NAPD) is hosting this 90 minute webinar, which will be accessible to the public, with a $25 charge for nonmembers. Click here to register for this event.
Description: The objective of this presentation is to help criminal attorneys and investigators understand the effect of head trauma on defendants and victims in criminal cases. Discussion will include an overview of how trauma affects the brain. The presentation will also include discussion of relevent considerations related to criminal cases and traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as aggressive behavior, intoxication, and consent capacity after the occurrence of a TBI.
Speaker: This webinar will be presented by Certified Forensic Nurse, Tara Godoy. She has assisted both prosecution and defense attorneys through consultation and expert testimony and spoken at conferences for the NACDL and the NDIA. Her primary areas of expertise are Strangulation and Blunt Force Trauma. She is also the owner of Godoy Medical Forensics, which has consulted on over 1000 cases nationwide since 2009.