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Legal Resource Committee


July 16 , 2014: NIST Names Members of Forensic Science Resource Committees

The Legal Resource Committee provides guidance throughout the OSAC about the legal ramifications of forensic standards under development and provides input on the presentation of forensic science results to the legal system.

Legal Resource Committee roles and responsibilities

Legal Resources Subcommittee
OSAC Legal Resources Subcommittee members in Norman, Okla., January 2015. Credit: NIST


  • Christopher J. Plourd, Superior Court Judge, State of California, Committee Chair
  • Jennifer Friedman, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County
  • Christine Funk, General Counsel, Department of Forensic Sciences, Washington, D.C. (local government)
  • Lynn Robitaille Garcia, General Counsel, Texas Forensic Science Commission (state government)
  • Ted R. Hunt, Chief Trial Attorney and DNA Cold Case Project Director, Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, Kansas City, MO
  • David H. Kaye, Professor, Graduate Faculty, Forensic Science Program, Pennsylvania State University
  • David A. Moran, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • Henry R. Reeve, Denver District Attorney's Office
  • Ronald S. Reinstein, Judge and Judicial Consultant, Arizona Supreme Court
  • Barry Scheck, Professor, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University; Co-Director, Innocence Project; Commissioner, NY Commission on Forensic Science; Neufeld, Scheck, & Brustin, LLC
  • Raymond F. Miller, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, New Haven, Connecticut