Homicide 101 & Deconstructing Death – Two Courses

June 27 - July 1, 2022

Chicago, Illinois

The challenge for members of the prosecution team and other criminal justice professionals is to analyze the evidence trail or the gaps left by the defendant, prepare for the myriad of defense attacks, provide a motive even if none is legally required, develop your theme and theory in a persuasive manner, utilize the evidence to make the crime scene visible and understandable to the trier of fact and achieve this in an ethical and succinct manner. We accept this challenge!

NDAA is bringing together two courses to equip prosecutors, investigators, and other criminal justice professionals; those new to homicide cases as well as veterans within the field with the tools you need to effectively manage homicide cases in your jurisdictions!

Join seasoned faculty, including experienced prosecutors, scientific experts, crime scene specialists and health care professionals, as they provide effective techniques and strategies that will increase your ability to successfully overcome any challenge the defense may present.

Homicide 101: Foundational Investigative and Prosecution Strategies
June 27 – June 28, 2022 (noon)
Topics Include:

  • Cause of Death in Homicide Cases
  • Overcoming Typical Challenges of the Defense Medical Expert
  • The Anatomy of a Homicide Prosecution
  • DNA 101
  • Brainstorming issues and solutions to homicide scenarios
  • Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibility

Deconstructing Death: Trial Techniques and Strategies in Complex Homicide Cases
June 28 (noon) – July 1, 2022
Topics Include:

  • The Visual Trial-Countering Attacks to Use of Litigation Technology
  • Mass Shootings: Protocols and Case Preparation
  • Unusual Syndromes and Defenses
  • Arguing for Death
  • The Digital Crime Scene: Understanding the Nuances of Search and Seizure, Discovery & Authentication
  • Overcoming Mitigation Defenses
  • Cold Case Homicides – The Foundational Steps
  • Advanced DNA Issues: Touch DNA, Genetic Genealogy, New Statistical Challenges
  • Preparing and Presenting Firearm Evidence and the Ballistics Expert
  • Organizing the Complex Case
  • The Stealth Juror: Considerations in Jury Selection
  • Police Officer Involved Shootings
  • Crossing Expert Witnesses
  • Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibility
  • and much more!


Homicide 101 Rate
Member Price: $325
Non-Member Price: $390

Deconstructing Death Rate
Member Price: $645
Non-Member Price: $750

Special Discounts:

  • Offices that register more than one attendee at a time are eligible for a $50 discount of their total registration fee. Use promo code Group-HDC-22.
  • All active military members will receive a 10% discount on the course registration. Use promo code Military_10.

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 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 training@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 training@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.

Homicide 101:

Anticipated CLE credits will be 8 hours including 1.0 hours of ethics.

Deconstructing Death :

Anticipated CLE credits will be 18 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 (state and local, federal, military, and tribal), local law enforcement officers, and investigators and paralegals with prosecutor’s offices to our Prosecuting Homicide Cases Courses. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Course Director Candace Mosley or training@ndaajustice.org.

The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Hotel Rates
$218.00 – Single/Double/ Triple/ Quad Rate plus tax (17.4%)
Rate includes
Complimentary Internet in Guest Rooms
5% Discount on Overnight Valet Parking
Complimentary access to Health Club and Jr. Olympic pool

Hotel Reservation Link can be found here.
Rates available 3 days pre and post course subject to availability. Room block closes June 5, 2022

Homicide 101
On Site Registration:
8:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022
8:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022
12:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Deconstructing Death
On Site Registration:
12:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022
12:00 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2022

Additional Questions?

Course Director Candace Mosley or training@ndaajustice.org.

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