Modern #Ethics for #Prosecutors: Handling Cases in a Court of Law, and the Court of Public Opinion

January 13, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
60-minute presentation includes a Q&A session
CLE: 1 Credit

Wendy L. Patrick is a career prosecutor, named the Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar Public Law Section. She has completed over 165 trials ranging from stalking, to domestic violence, to first-degree murder.  She teaches and trains on a variety of legal topics around the world. She has also been teaching ethics, trial skills, substance abuse, competence, elimination of bias, civility, and other subjects around the country on a regular basis for over twenty years to a variety of legal and business organizations. Modern prosecutions involve making decisions that comport with the law and applicable State Bar rules. But because due to the current political climate and recent sensationalism of high profile cases related to police misconduct and other issues, today´s prosecutors live in a fishbowl—where their conduct is critiqued and criticized by the public on a regular basis, in connection with cases of every type. This out-of-the-box, interactive program will cover modern, practical, ethical dilemmas for prosecutors, all of which will be analyzed under the Rules of Professional Conduct, and relevant case law. It will discuss everything from charging decisions in a charged political climate, to relationships with victims, witnesses, law enforcement, and the public, to working within a climate of public pressure—both on and offline.

CLE Credit: 1 Hour

Presented by:
Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D.
Deputy District Attorney

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This particular live webinar will also be available as a recorded session.  For those of you who may not be able to join us live you may also purchase the recorded version for the same price.

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Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.0 hour

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in the states of Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.  

Zoom will log each attendee’s “time in session” for the webinar. All attendees who sign into the webinar and complete the session will be sent a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, speaker biography, and a Uniform CLE Certificate from NDAA staff following the event.

Attendees must self-submit this course for approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information.  General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff 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 Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff


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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 Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff at

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