Virtual: Elder Abuse – Financial Exploitation, Physical & Sexual Assaults and Homicide

December 7, 2020

11:30 am – 1:30 pm ET
2-hour presentation includes a Q&A session
CLE: 2 Credits

Presented by Paul Greenwood, Deputy District Attorney (Retired), Head of Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit, San Diego District Attorney’s Office

The faculty member will explore the unique aspects of investigating and prosecuting cases that involve physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation or homicide where the victim is an elder individual. He will overview the dynamics regarding these special victims, including stereotypes, i.e. invalid preconceived notions of memory loss, dementia, etc. He will discuss the true value and credibility of these witnesses. Some additional issues discussed include: conquering juror bias with elders as witnesses; charging concerns; challenges when abuse occurs in institutional settings; preparing the witness for pretrial hearings and trial; anticipating and overcoming typical defenses in these cases; methods of corroborating the victim’s account of the assault; researching the areas where your victim is most vulnerable and tackling these and other weaknesses in your case during direct examination; preparing the victim for cross-examination; any unique pretrial motions; use of expert witnesses both to establish medical documentation as well as mental/demeanor evidence; overcoming defense claims in homicide cases and other crimes to watch for in the investigatory stage.

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Continuing Legal Education Credits: 2 hours

This course is pending approval in Pennsylvania but has been approved for CLE credit in Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia. NDAA will not be applying for CLE credit in the state of Texas. Many states will allow attorneys to receive CLE credit for virtual courses that have been approved in one of these states through reciprocity or self-submission. Please speak with your CLE accrediting body to ensure that they will allow you to self-submit the course for approval if your state is not listed above.

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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 Metria Hernandez 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 who work on behalf of survivors, law enforcement, victim advocates and victim-witness professionals, domestic violence and elder abuse task force members, all court services staff, judges, shelter and social workers, and protective services personnel are welcome to attend. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Project Coordinator Metria Hernandez at

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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 Metria Hernandez at

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