Fighting Fire with Fire: The Investigation and Prosecution of Cases Involving Arson

October 17 - 19, 2022

Chandler, AZ

The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are pleased to be partnering to provide an arson/explosive training designed specifically for prosecutors. This training will focus on the arson investigation and crime scene, the interplay between arson and other crimes, and will review available federal resources. It will also focus on legal strategies and considerations to help ensure the successful prosecution of these complex cases.  Tentative topics include:

  • Arson overview
  • Explosive overview
  • Understanding the arson scene
  • Wildfires
  • Effective preparation and direct examination of fire investigators
  • Common criminal defenses in cases involving arson
  • ATF services and laboratory capabilities
  • Civil and criminal interplay
  • Challenges faced in cases involving arson
  • Case study examples

Whether you are the designated arson prosecutor in your office, a prosecutor who may deal with arson during the destruction of evidence in a case, or a prosecutor who is seeking to gain a better understanding of the investigation and prosecution of cases involving arson, there is something in this course for everyone!


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.

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 Silverman at 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 Training credit must be applied to a new registration prior to September 30, 2023.

*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 14.25 hours.

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

This course is suitable for all prosecutors.

If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Course Director Allysa Gambarella or Project Coordinator Logan Silverman.

Hilton Phoenix Chandler
2929 W Frye Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 899-7400

Hotel Rates
$151.00 – Single/Double plus tax and resort charge

The hotel has a limited number of rooms available at course rate 3 days pre and post course. 

  • Complimentary high-speed internet in the Guestrooms and Meeting Space
  • Complimentary Health Club entry
  • Complimentary Self-Parking

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 Sunday, September 25, 2022 to secure the group rate.

The nearest airport to Chandler is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) which is 9.9 miles away. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is 12.8 miles away.

Fighting Fire with Fire: The Investigation and Prosecution of Cases Involving Arson

On Site Registration:
8:00 a.m. Monday, October 17, 2022
9:00 a.m. Monday, October 17, 2022
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Additional Questions?

Program Director Allysa Gambarella or Project Coordinator Logan Silverman.

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