2023 Trial Advocacy Series – Cross-Examination

May 1 - 3, 2023

Columbia, SC

NDAA Training at the NAC is back!  Join NDAA at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina for a two-and one-half day intensive cross-examination course that is guaranteed to take your cross-examination to the next level.  Containing both lecture and workshop, this course is designed to teach you cross-examination techniques and then allow you to practice what you’ve learned under the guidance of our experienced faculty members.  Whether you are uncomfortable with cross-examination and looking to get more consistent results, or whether you have years of trial experience and are looking to refine your cross-examination technique, there is something in this course for everyone.  Topics to be addressed include: 

  •  Analytical Advocacy 
  • Approach Point Cross-Examination 
  • Cross-Examination of the Defense Expert 
  • Control factors for the difficult witness 

 Come join NDAA at the NAC for a training experience you will not want to miss!

Intended to serve as a best practice guide for prosecutors at all levels of experience, the Trial Advocacy Manual is a quick reference for specific trial advocacy skills.


NDAA Member: $855

Non-member: $995

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!
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 lsilverman@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 Logan Silverman at lsilverman@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 13 hours including 1 hour 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.

This course is suitable for any prosecutor seeking to improve or refine their cross-examination technique.

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

Graduate Hotel Columbia, SC
1619 Pendleton St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 779-7779

Hotel Rates
$112.00 – King/Double Queen plus tax

  • Complimentary  Health Club entry for all attendees.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest sleeping rooms.

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 8 pm local time on the date of arrival.

Book hotel reservations by Friday, April 14, 2023 to secure the group rate.

Training Location
Ernest F. Hollings National Advocacy Center
1620 Pendleton St, Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 705-5000

The recommended attire is business casual.

On Site Registration:
8:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2023
9:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2023
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Additional Questions?

Director Allysa Gambarella or Assistant Director Logan Silverman.

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