Seminar Series – Current Topics in Law


Winter/Spring 2017 – Special Seminar Series: Memory and the Law.

Please join us for a very special offering of our legal seminar series.

Prominent St. Louis attorneys will lead the group in discussing several timely and important topics related to memory and how it affects the practice of law.  Each session of the three-part series will feature a speaker who is considered an expert in his/her field, and will highlight the most current research and information available on the respective topic.

All seminars held at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.

If registering individually, programs are $5.00 each.  Register for all 3 sessions for only $12.00, a savings of $3.00!

Light refreshments will be served.

Contact OASIS at 314-862-4859 ext. 24 to register or for more information, or click HERE to visit their website.


Memory and the Law – False Identifications in Criminal Cases

Join Caterina DiTraglia, an attorney with the Federal Public Defender’s Office, to discuss how memory and other factors might affect eyewitness evidence in criminal cases. Ms. DiTraglia has played a key role in developing publications and training materials on handling eye witness evidence and minimizing false claims, for use by law enforcement personnel nationwide.

  • Presented by Caterina DiTraglia
  • Friday, February 24, 2017
  • 10:00 am- 12:00 pm


Memory and the Law – False and Coerced Confessions in Criminal Cases

Join Sharon Turlington, an attorney with the Missouri State Public Defender’s Capital Division, to discuss how memory and other factors might affect someone’s willingness to confess to a crime.  As a defense attorney, Ms. Turlington has successfully handled a capital murder case involving a false confession and will provide both legal and scientific insights on this topic.

  • Presented by Sharon Turlington
  • Friday, March 24, 2017
  • 10:00 am- 12:00 pm


Memory and the Law – Digital Memory and its Effect on Evidence and Discovery in Civil Cases

Join John Cowling, Partner at the law firm Armstrong Teasdale, to discuss how technology has greatly increased the amount of evidence that can be collected, or “discovered,” in civil cases, and the resulting effects on civil litigation.  As an attorney, Mr. Cowling advises clients and handles cases on a variety of information technology issues and is considered an expert in the area of e-discovery.

  • Presented by John Cowling
  • Friday, April 28, 2017
  • 10:00 am- 12:00 pm