2023 Trial Advocacy Series – Jury Selection and Opening Statements

September 11 - 13, 2023

Milwaukee, WI

There is evidence that a juror’s initial impression of a case is consistent with their ultimate verdict. This makes jury selection and opening statement critical parts of a trial. Regardless of the parameters in your jurisdiction, jury selection and opening statements provide the earliest opportunity for prosecutors to build rapport with the jury, present a case theme, and frame issues in a way that supports the case theory and evidence.

Join NDAA for a two-and one-half day course dedicated specifically to jury selection and opening statement. This course will focus on best practices and strategies to help you with organization, preparation, presentation, and more. This course is well suited for all experience levels and especially prosecutors in jurisdictions with attorney-conducted voir dire. As part of NDAA’s 2023 Trial Advocacy Series, this is a course you will not want to miss!


NDAA Member: $785

Non-member: $935

NDAA adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in admissions and administration.

*Course tuition includes admission and course materials.

Limited Number of Tuition Scholarships available.

Interested in a scholarship? Apply now!
Please find information regarding scholarship eligibility and the application process here.

Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first day of the course. You will not be admitted if you have an outstanding balance. If you would like to make a payment on-site, please see the Program Director upon arrival.

Payments may be made by check, money order or credit card.

Make check(s) payable to NDAA, please list your invoice number on the memo line and send the payment to:

National District Attorneys Association
PO Box 1449
Maryland Heights, MO 63043-0149

For efficient processing, checks are sent to a bank lockbox.

**To obtain an invoice, please register for the course and select “check/money order” on the payment screen.

NDAA Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy:

Please submit all requests to NDAA in writing via email to Logan Silverman at lsilverman@ndaajustice.org. All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made 30 calendar days prior to the first day of the NDAA event to receive a full refund. Full refunds cannot be approved for requests received after this date. Should you need to cancel your registration less than 30 days but more than 14 days before the event, a 75% refund will be granted with a written request. NDAA regrets that refunds/credit will not be given for cancellations within 14 days of the event or for no-shows. However, substitutions are gladly accepted at any time. Should another office member want to attend the course in your place please contact Logan Silverman at lsilverman@ndaajustice.org.

*NDAA reserves the right to update this policy on an as-needed basis.

For more information on NDAA’s policies and procedures, including our Code of Conduct, please visit our Policies page.

More information coming soon!

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 prosecution or law enforcement. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Allysa Gambarella or Logan Silverman.


Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 271-7250

Click here to book your room at the conference rate. 

Hotel Rates
$128.00 plus tax

  • Complimentary access to fitness center.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest sleeping rooms and meeting space.
  • Discounted overnight parking at $18 per vehicle per day.

Rooms will be guaranteed by the guests’ major credit card. The card will be charged one night’s room rate plus tax for all no-shows and for all reservations canceled within 48 hours prior to arrival.

Book hotel reservations by August 20th to secure the group rate.

The recommended attire is business casual.

Additional Questions?

Director Allysa Gambarella or Assistant Director Logan Silverman.

National District Attorneys Association
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 330
Arlington, VA 22202

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