August 31-September 2, 2020
New York, NY
Are you a seasoned prosecutor in the office? Are you the one tasked with trying the complicated DNA cases? Are you looking for ways to heighten awareness in your office to the complexity of these cases? Are voluminous defense motions overwhelming your daily docket? Then this is the course for you. Join seasoned faculty, including experienced prosecutors and scientific experts, as they provide effective techniques and strategies that will increase your ability to successfully overcome any challenge the defense may present.
This course covers:
• Probabilistic genotyping
• Complex discovery requests
• Defense requests for independent testing
• Understanding the statistics (ethics component)
• Raw data
• Frye hearings
• Population genetics
• Combating transfer and other defenses at trial
• Mixture Interpretation
• Direct examination of an expert (including demonstrations)
• Cross-examination of Defense Experts (including demonstrations)
• Creating a cold case unit
• Responding to PCAST issues
• Genealogy & familial searching
• Case reviews
• And much more!
ELIGIBILITY: NDAA Invites prosecutors in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices who have tried DNA cases and are seeking advanced training on the complex scientific and trial strategies aspects of these prosecutions.
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NDAA adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in admissions and administration.
*Course tuition includes admission and course materials.
Interested in a scholarship? Apply now!
The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), with the assistance of the American College of Trial Lawyers Foundation, is able to provide tuition assistance for Prosecutors who would like to attend our courses. 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 Course Director upon arrival.
Payments may be made by check, money order or credit card.
Checks should be made payable to (with the invoice number noted on the check):
National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 330
Arlington, VA 22202
NDAA Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy*:
NDAA will gladly offer training course attendees a credit for the full course amount which you or an office colleague can use for the rescheduled course or a future NDAA course of your choosing prior to September 30, 2021. As always, substitutions are accepted at any time. Note, NDAA regrets that cash refunds are not available. Please submit all requests to NDAA in writing via email to Cierra Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Anticipated CLE credits will be 12 hours including 1.5 hours of ethics. All attendees will receive a Uniform CLE Certificate at the end of the course. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. Attendees representing other disciplines should contact their reporting agencies for more information.
NDAA Invites prosecutors in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices who have tried DNA cases and are seeking advanced training on the complex scientific and trial strategies aspects of these prosecutions. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Program Director Candace Mosley or Assistant Program Director Cierra Jenkins.
The New York Marriott Marquis
New York, NY 10036
Reservations Toll-Free: 1-877-303-0104
Reservations Local Phone: 1-212-398-1900
Hotel Rate – $228 – Prevailing Government Per Diem- plus tax
***PLEASE NOTE: The per diem rate for August 2020 is $228.00 and increases to $298.00 on September 1, 2020.
Rooms will be guaranteed by the guests’ major credit card or first night’s deposit. The deposit becomes non-refundable or the credit card will be charged if the guest does not arrive or cancels after 6:00 pm local time on the date of arrival. Rate available 3 days pre and post-conference (based on space availability).
Book hotel reservations by Monday, August 3, 2020 to secure the group rate.