Experts! Experts! Experts! Theirs and Ours

March 28 - 30, 2022

Charleston, SC

       

Are you confronting large dockets, backlogs due to the pandemic, complex cases, and an overload of defense motions dealing with expert witnesses, technical witnesses, health care professionals, psychiatrists, psychologists, cellular expert witnesses, accountants, and the unusual, nontraditional experts? If so NDAA has the training designed to address  your needs!

Welcome to NDAA’s Inaugural Experts course!

We have teamed up with experienced prosecutors and exceptional expert witnesses and tailored a course focused on the issues you are dealing with on your dockets! Join us as we discuss:  case analysis and determining your need for an expert, anticipating the defense use of mitigators and when and why they may call an expert, preparing for the defense expert, cross examination techniques, mental  health experts views on challenging bad mental health experts, special ethical issues, and distilling the evidence and presenting your legal and factual theory in a persuasive and concise manner when confronted with a “Battle of the Experts”.

This is a participatory format. Come prepared with questions regarding current concerns and motions on your dockets! Observe and participate in demonstrations.  Learn from faculty members and your colleagues from around the country as we collaborate to establish proactive strategies for dealing with the onslaught of experts!

Planned Topics Include:

  • Analyzing your Factual and Legal Theory to Determine the Need for an Expert
  • Dynamic Direct Examination of the Prosecution Expert Witness
  • Using the State’s Expert to Prepare for Cross of the Defense Expert and the Stealth Cross Examination Prep
  • Using Trial Visuals to Emphasize the Expert’s Opinion
  • The Usual Suspects – Scientists, Technical Experts, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists
  • Unusual Defenses Require Unusual Experts – Cross Examination Strategies in Unique Mental Defenses:  Crossing the Science and Challenging Bad Experts
  • Using Cross Examination to Increase your Persuasion Skills-Including Use of Visuals
  • Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibility
  • Organizing the Case with Multiple Expert Witnesses
  • Always Be Closing: The Compelling Closing Argument in The Battle of The Experts
  • Case Study:  Multiple Types of Scientific Experts

Costs*:

NDAA Member: $575

Non-member: $675

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

*Course tuition includes admission and course materials.

Special Discounts:

  • The first attendee from an office pays full tuition; each additional attendee from the same office will receive a $50 discount when registered at the same time.
  • All active military members will receive a 10% discount on the course registration.

Limited Number of Tuition Scholarships available.

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 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 Kilduff at lkilduff@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 Kilduff at lkilduff@ndaajustice.org. Training credit must be applied to a new registration prior to September 30, 2022.

*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 15 hours including 1.5 hours of ethics.

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennslyvania, 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 can be directed to Project Coordinator, Courtney Jan at cjan@ndaajustice.org.

NDAA invites prosecutors from all levels of government and all jurisdictions; local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices, and paralegals who work in these offices. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Course Director Candace Mosley or Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff.

Hotel

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
843-722-0600

Hotel Rates

$228 per night single or double occupancy+ 14% tax

$243 per night triple occupancy+ 14% tax

$258 per night quadruple occupancy+ 14% tax

Rate will be honored three days pre and post based on space availability.

Room rate includes:  

  • Complimentary high-speed internet in the meeting space and guest rooms
  • Complimentary health club entry
  • Complimentary fitness center
  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM and checkout time is 12:00 PM

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 pm local time on the date of arrival.

Book hotel reservations by Friday, February 25, 2022 to secure the group rate.

Experts! Experts! Experts! Theirs and Ours
On Site Registration:
8:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2022
Orientation:
8:30 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2022
Conclusion:
2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2022

There’s a lot to see and do in and around Charleston. Check out the city’s official tourism website for more information.

Additional Questions?

Program Director Candace Mosley or Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff.

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