Reports on forensic science come and go, but one constant need is better communications between forensic scientists, attorneys, the judiciary, and, for that matter, the public. Law schools, professional organizations, and other entities periodically hold symposia or workshops that address topics that provide guidance and information for attorneys to help them with the communication gap, but the speakers at these gatherings consist mainly of lawyers talking to other lawyers. The real communication needs to be between forensic scientists and the legal community. Few opportunities for this exist; one of the few is provided by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, which as the Jurisprudence Section, made up largely of attorneys who have an interest and some knowledge about forensic science.
Given this state of affairs, what are the best vehicles that would stimulate dialogs between attorneys and forensic scientists that get at the cross-professional issues that matter?