Maintaining Professionalism in an Adversarial System

July 18, 2023

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET
90-minute presentation includes a Q&A session 

This CLE will focus on how to approach defense attorneys who utilize tactics such as improperly accusing the prosecution of misconduct, deploying an unnecessarily aggressive demeanor, or simply being unreasonable and obstructing the flow of a case.  Techniques for both maintaining your sanity, upholding the dignity of our profession and effectively neutralizing these approaches will be explored.  Additionally, special consideration will be given to the Rules of Professional Conduct that address interaction between attorneys and what these rules can tell us about handling these situations.

Members: $100
Non-Member: $125

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Presented by:

David Lord
Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, Alexandria, VA

Anticipated CLE credits: 1.50 Credits

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

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 or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact


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