Walter Reaves

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Waco, Texas, lawyer Walter Reaves has gained a reputation as the lawyer other lawyers go to when they need answers. Over the last 35 years he has gained national recognition, and been featured in Time, Newsweek, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, Texas Monthly, and Texas Observer. He is also a regular pre­senter at CLE. He has devoted his entire career to representing the citizen accused, and proudly claims to have never have been a prosecutor. He is Board Certified in both Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been an active member of the Innocence Project of Texas, and has served on the Board of that organization for the last several years. He has also served on the Board and Executive Committee for TCDLA, and served as president of the McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He can be reached at

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Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: The PCAST Report
Thursday, January 26th, 2017

In 2015 President Obama tasked his Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST with the job of reviewing the forensic sciences, and determining if there were areas that could be improved. In October of this year they released their report—which has surprisingly generated little press.