Dear ASCLD Colleagues,

ASCLD has a long-standing tradition of maintaining partnerships with companies that provide products and services to the forensic science community. We are truly grateful for our vendor partners and their generous sponsorship of our organization through the Crime Lab Minute, website, and at the annual symposium. This relationship is mutually beneficial in that sponsors are able to share information about their companies and establish connections with the decision makers in purchasing at forensic laboratories. And in turn, ASCLD is able to further its goals and initiatives by providing
opportunities for scholarships, webinars, training, and the symposium content and events.

Without these vendors, our organization would not be able to deliver the high quality
symposium activities such as the workshops, keynote speakers, evening reception,
awards banquet, and the offsite event. Our vendors are very excited to visit with
attendees at the symposium in Boston this year! I encourage you to show your support
by learning more about their companies and the products and solutions they offer for
your lab's needs.

As you know, ASCLD has an Advocacy Committee and is a member of the CFSO. We
know science, but some of us may not be as familiar with political science. CFSO has
pulled together an article to explain why it is important for us forensic scientists to pay
attention to key pieces of legislation. Be sure to check that out here.

Have a terrific week!

Be well,

Erin

Erin P. Forry
ASCLD President