POSTPONED: Understanding & Utilizing 21st Century Forensic Evidence Course

December 2 - 5, 2020

San Antonio, TX

The Forensic Evidence Course is designed with the entire prosecution team in mind! The challenges facing prosecutors, local law enforcement, investigators in prosecutor’s offices as well as the laboratory professionals seem to be increasing exponentially with the use by defendants of 21st-century sources of evidence. With the variety of forensic evidence that must be collected, processed and retained, there is a need to make sure that prosecutors and their teams know the ins and outs managing complex, 21st-century evidence.

This course covers foundational basics, as well as:

• Current Challenges in DNA
• Body Worn Cameras and Other Surveillance Tools
• The Soft Sciences: Overcoming Unusual Syndromes
• The Visual Trial- Using Technology to Present Persuasive Evidence
• Digital Traces and Traditional Trace Evidence
• Qualifying Scientific Experts
• Special Advanced DNA Session
• Trial Techniques in Cases with Complex Scientific Evidence
• Preparing for the Ballistic Expert

ELIGIBILITY: NDAA Invites prosecutors in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices who have tried DNA cases and are seeking advanced training on the complex scientific and trial strategies aspects of these prosecutions.

Costs*:

Early Bird Rate Regular Rate
(Until October 2, 2020) (After October 2, 2020)
Member $645.00 $745.00
Non-Member $800.00 $900.00

 

Special Discounts:

  • Register three (3) or more attendees at a time to receive a 5% discount on the total registration fee. NDAA encourages multidisciplinary teams to take advantage of this discount. Use promo code Group-FEV-20. Attendees must be registered at the same time and on the same invoice in order for the discount to apply. 
  • All active military members will receive a 10% discount on the course registration.  Use promo code Military-FEV-20.

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 Course Director upon arrival.

Payments may be made by check, money order or credit card.

Checks should be made payable to (with the invoice number noted on the check):

National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 330
Arlington, VA 22202

 

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 Metria Hernandez at mhernandez@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 20 hours including 1.5 hours of ethics. 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 Project Coordinator Metria Hernandez at mhernandez@ndaajustice.org.

While NDAA’s mission is to serve and support prosecutors and their staff, in consideration of this multidisciplinary training, NDAA invites prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, judges, and forensic professionals involved in criminal investigation would benefit from this course. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Program Director Candace Mosley or Project Coordinator Metria Hernandez at mhernandez@ndaajustice.org.

Hotel:
Omni La Mansion del Rio – On the Riverwalk
112 College St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Hotel Rates

Hotel Rate -$127.00 – Single/Double/ Triple/ Quad Rate plus tax Tuesday through Friday ONLY

***Note: The group rate will be honored two days prior to the contracted arrival day of Tuesday, December 1, 2020. In addition, there are a limited number of rooms available at $209.00 S/D/T/Q Saturday night. There is a city-wide event – after these limited rooms are gone Saturday rates will increase to the prevailing hotel rate.

• Complimentary Health Club entry
• Complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms
• Browsing WIFI in Meeting Space
• If you are an Omni Select Guest Member and have completed an overnight stay, you will receive a door hanger at check-in for each night of your stay. You will then be able to choose between a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage delivered to your room, complimentary coffee in the café or a glass of house wine or beer at the bar in the evening. Guests can sign up at www.omnihotels.com/loyalty.

Book hotel reservations by November 17, 2020, to secure the group rate.

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 6:00 pm local time on the date of arrival.

 

There’s a lot to see and do in and around San Antonio! Check out the city’s official tourism website for more information.

Visit our sponsorship opportunities page for more information on how your organization can connect with NDAA attendees.

NDAA works to provide a safe and secure environment for partners and participants. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by NDAA policies and acknowledge the disclaimer and waiver. For more information on NDAA’s policies and procedures, including our Code of Conduct, please visit our Policies page.

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 Metria Hernandez at mhernandez@ndaajustice.org.

*NDAA reserves the right to update this policy on an as-needed basis.

Additional Questions?

Program Director Candace Mosley or Project Coordinator Metria Hernandez at mhernandez@ndaajustice.org.

National District Attorneys Association
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 330
Arlington, VA 22202

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703.549.9222

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