Understanding and Utilizing Forensic Evidence: Evidence Based Prosecutions

December 5 - 8, 2022

Palm Springs, CA

As your crime scene expands so must your knowledge of a variety of forms forensic evidence!!! Investigators, prosecutors, prospective jurors are being overwhelmed with a multitude of sciences in the courtroom! You must understand the benefits as well as the challenges with forensic evidence: proper guidelines for collection, acquisition, storage, and presentation of physical and digital evidence; rapid change in technology; large amounts of data; use of anti-forensic techniques by criminals; and accurate interpretation of the meaning and application of forensic materials in crime scene reconstruction. Join NDAA and our experienced subject matter experts as we explore these issues together!

Topics Include:

  • Trace Evidence
  • Smartwatch technology and biometrics
  • DNA
  • Genetic Genealogy
  • Meta Data
  • Blood spatter
  • Odontology
  • Toxicology
  • Fingerprints
  • Firearms and Ballistics
  • Digital Evidence
  • Pathology -Addressing defense challenges to cause of death
  • Gun Shot Residue
  • Nuts and bolts sessions and resources:
    • Overcoming forensic hurdles in decades old cold cases
    • Laying the foundation for digital records, videos, social media
    • Search warrant language
    • Sample DNA / YSTR / PGS direct examination questions

And much more!


NDAA Member: $745

Non-member: $895

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.

Limited Number of Tuition Scholarships available.

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 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. Training credit must be applied to a new registration prior to September 30, 2023.

*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 20 hours including 1.5 hours of ethics.

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 cjan@ndaajustice.org.

Prosecutors (state and local, federal, military, and tribal), law enforcement personnel, judges, forensic professionals involved in criminal investigation and prosecution and other members of the prosecution team. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Course Director Candace Mosley or Senior Project Coordinator Logan Silverman.

Hyatt Palm Springs
285 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 322-9000

Hotel Rates
Room Rate $144.00 plus 16.5% tax

Room rate includes:  

  • Complimentary high-speed internet in the meeting space and guest rooms
  • Complimentary access to Health Club/Work out facility
  • Complimentary overnight self-parking
  • Waived resort fee

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 6pm local time on the date of arrival.

Book hotel reservations by Friday, November 18, 2022 to secure the group rate.

Forensic Evidence Course
On Site Registration:
8:30 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2022
9:00 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2022
12:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2022

Additional Questions?

Program Director Candace Mosley or Senior Project Coordinator Logan Silverman.

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