2023 Trial Advocacy Series – Back to Basics – Case Organization and Pre Trial Preparation

March 1, 2023

Webinar Series
11:30 am – 2:30 pm ET
Two 75 minute presentations with a 30 minute lunch break 

This webinar is one of NDAA’s  2023 Trial Advocacy Trainings!

Join seasoned faculty members as they guide you through NDAA’s succinct process of case analysis and evaluation to assist you with the most efficient and effective case organization procedure for any case landing on your docket!  Faculty members will discuss how to: complete a strategic analysis of the case to further corroborate the prosecution’s theory, assess witness strengths and weaknesses, recognize the aspects of a case which can enhance or impede the momentum of the case, evaluate your legal and factual theories of the case, and organize the evidence or witnesses that support each. They will demonstrate how you can structure the presentation of evidence with a clear anticipation of potential defense tactics.  The speakers will also discuss the development of a physical and /or  virtual trial notebook to align your case preparation with the most effective presentation of your case.

There is a free-standing Ethics lecture based on pretrial ethical considerations with complex cases, for those of you seeking  essential ethics credits!

There will be a 30-minute lunch break built into this training!

Members: $150
Non-Member: $200

If you would like to become a member, please join here!

Presented by:

Michael Dougherty
District Attorney, 20th Judicial District Boulder County, CO

Mark Shlifka
First Assistant State’s Attorney, Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office, IL

Anticipated CLE credits: 2.50 Credits

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia based on state requirements and guidelines. All other attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. At the conclusion of the course and after completion of the electronic evaluation survey, all attendees will receive a uniform continuing education certificate that they may use to report their continuing education hours to their state bar or reporting agency. Questions regarding CLE or other continuing education credits can be directed to Senior Project Coordinator, Courtney Jan at cjan@ndaajustice.org.

NDAA’s mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact training@ndaajustice.org.


Contact Director of Education and Engagement Candace Mosley at cmosley@ndaajustice.org or Training@ndaajustice.org

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