NDAA Career Course: The Evolution of Prosecution

October 4 - 7, 2021

Louisville, KY

NDAA is excited to announce that our Career Prosecutor Course is back!  Join the NDAA and your fellow career prosecutors in Louisville, Kentucky for our first in-person training of 2021. The NDAA career course combines more advanced trial advocacy training with discussions around topics facing career prosecutors in 2021.  This year, we are delivering it all to you in three- and one-half days.  This course is a must-attend for our career prosecutors around the country.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • The use of visual evidence in your closing statement
  • Anticipating and rebutting defenses
  • Prosecuting drug crimes in 2021
  • The art of cross examination
  • Contemporary issues in digital evidence
  • Hate/Bias crimes
  • DNA evidence
  • Combatting defense expert witnesses
  • Effective communication with your jury
  • The adolescent brain
  • Prosecutor well-being
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Persuasive opening statements

This course is designed for more experienced prosecutors who have already gained basic trial experience.

Suggested Attire: Business Casual


NDAA Member: $745

Non-member: $895

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:

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, 2022. 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 lkilduff@ndaajustice.org.

*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 22 hours. All attendees will receive a Uniform CLE Certificate at the end of the course. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. Attendees representing other disciplines should contact their reporting agencies for more information.

Questions regarding CLE credit can be directed to Program Director Allysa Gambarella or Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff.

NDAA’s mission is 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 prosecution or law enforcement. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Program Director Allysa Gambarella or Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff.

The Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Hotel Rates
$131.00 – Classic One Queen Bed – plus tax

  • Complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel including guest rooms
  • The hotel group room rate will be applicable three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the official group program dates based on availability
  • Complimentary airport transportation
  • Complimentary Health Club entry

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 September 8, 2021 to secure the group rate.

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Additional Questions?

Program Director Allysa Gambarella or Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff.

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