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2015 NACDL Member Handbook

NACDL’s 2015 Member Handbook is now available for pre-order.



The Handbook is being made available to members only-- at cost, and is published as a courtesy for those members who prefer a paper back-up to NACDL’s five online membership directories.  


This unique resource includes a complete directory of NACDL members with full contact information, accurate as of the date of publication, arranged both alphabetically and geographically.  The Handbook also contains information about NACDL’s Bylaws, donors to the Foundation for Criminal Justice, and more. 


The number of directories we print will be based on pre-orders, and we cannot guarantee availability of the Handbook unless you place your order by November 7, 2014.  Delivery is anticipated for approximately January 1, 2015. 


The total cost will be $19.50 including shipping charges via FedEx ground. 

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Asset Forfeiture Policy Manual

The manual intends to encourage the enthusiastic use of administrative, civil, and criminal forfeiture as a law enforcement tool. The first chapter addresses the law's specification of civilly forfeitable property. This includes contraband per se; controlled substances; raw materials, products, and equipment; containers; conveyances; books, records, and research; exchange money, traceable proceeds, and facilitating money; and facilitating real property. Chapter 2 presents guidelines for the seizure of property for civil forfeiture. After an overview of common seizure issues (constitutional requirements, illegality of seizure, and delay of seizure), the chapter discusses pre-seizure planning, methods of seizure, and the payment of property taxes on seized property. The third chapter address nonjudicial forfeiture proceedings, with attention to summary forfeiture, administrative forfeiture, and judicial review of administrative forfeitures. Chapter 4 profiles civil judicial forfeiture proceedings, and the remaining chapters address criminally forfeitable property; criminal forfeiture proceedings; settlement, dismissal, or discontinuance of Federal forfeiture proceedings; appellate review of forfeiture proceedings; petitions for remission or mitigation of civil or criminal forfeiture; the disposition of forfeited property; policies and practices of international forfeiture; and challenges to forfeiture enforcement under the excessive fines clause of the Eighth Amendment.

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Postconviction DNA Testing: Recommendations for Handling Requests

These guidelines have been unanimously approved by the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence. Created in 1998 at the request of Attorney General Janet Reno, the Commission's charge was to submit recommendations to the Attorney General that will help ensure more effective use of DNA as a crime-fighting tool and foster its use throughout the entire criminal justice system. The broad scope of input enabled the Commission to develop recommendations that both maximize the investigative value of DNA technology and address the issues raised by the application of a powerful technology. As a framework for the recommendations, five broad case categories are identified. The manual also discusses the kinds of legal issues that have already arisen and others that will probably develop as applications for postconviction DNA testing continue to be made and the technology to conduct those tests advances. Biological issues in the collection and development of DNA evidence are also considered. The recommendations for handling requests for postconviction DNA testing focus on the responsibilities for prosecutors, defense counsel, the judiciary, victim assistance, and laboratory personnel. A glossary and appended resource list, State statutes on notification of victims, sample DNA test brochure, a report of the working group on postconviction issues, a subject index, and a case index.

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Searching and Seizing Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence in Criminal Investigations

This publication provides a comprehensive guide to the legal issues that arise when federal law enforcement agents search and seize computers and obtain electronic evidence in criminal investigations. The topics covered include the application of the Fourth Amendment to computers and the Internet, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, workplace privacy, the law of electronic surveillance, and evidentiary issues. This updated version includes discussion of significant changes to relevant Federal law arising from the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, and supersedes the previous version of "Searching and Seizing Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence in Criminal Investigations," published January 2001, as well as "Federal Guidelines for Searching and Seizing Computers" (1994), and the Guidelines' 1997 and 1999 Supplements.

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U.S. Customs Personal Search Handbook

An invaluable tool for evaluating and litigating personal searches conducted by Customs Agents at ports of entry. Includes forms on which Customs personnel must acknowledge receipt of the Handbook and training regarding it. From preliminary discovery motions, execution of those forms by a Customs witness should permit cross-examination on the procedures mandated in the Handbook. Also addressed are: cause required for personal searches (from weapons pat-downs to medical exams), rules for detaining people, when warnings must be given, and forms to be completed during or when reporting a search. The Handbook directs, “Never use a person’s gender, race, color, religion or ethnic background as a factor in determining any level of suspicion.” That one sentence alone is reason enough to have a copy.

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U.S. Attorneys Manual

Comprehensive guide to federal criminal prosecution, ranging from electronic surveillance to witness security to forfeiture settlements, and hundreds of other topics, substantive and procedural. "These principles of federal prosecution provide to federal prosecutors a statement of sound prosecutorial policies and practices for particularly important areas of their work. As such, it should promote the reasoned exercise of prosecutorial authority and contribute to the fair, even-handed administration of the federal criminal laws." Now includes DOJ's Criminal Resource Manual - over 2,000 pages of detailed analyses, guidelines, policies and forms for investigating and prosecuting hundreds of federal crimes, including extensive treatment of juvenile and capital cases.

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Preventing Gang- and Drug-Related Witness Intimidation

Many police officers and prosecutors have become increasingly frustrated by their inability to investigate and prosecute cases successfully when key witnesses refuse to provide critical evidence or to testify because they fear retaliation by the defendant or his family and friends. This problem is particularly acute, and apparently increasing, in gang- and drug-related criminal cases. Witnesses' refusal to cooperate with investigations and prosecutions should be a major concern: it adversely affects the justice system's functioning while simultaneously eroding public confidence in the government's ability to protect citizens. This report describes how several jurisdictions have carried out these victim/witness security strategies. It offers a blueprint for combining these discrete approaches into a comprehensive, structured program to protect witnesses and help ensure their cooperation with the justice system. Investigators and prosecutors can benefit by the approaches discussed here, which their colleagues have undertaken, to help ensure that offenders do not go unpunished and communities do not lose faith in the justice system.

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Criminal Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse

Recognizing that interviews often play a key role in child sexual abuse investigations, the guide offers helpful hints for interviewing children and other possible victims, relatives, friends, nonoffending caregivers, and suspects. Specific questions to ask about the child, the suspect, and the relationship between the child and the suspect are identified. The guide also covers other investigative techniques, including searches and medical examinations, and focuses on the "secret" nature of child sexual abuse, the role of law enforcement in protecting children, interview procedures, physical evidence collection, and crime scene searches. A list of organizations involved in protecting children against sexual abuse is included.

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Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons and Equipment Review: A Research Guide for Civil Law Enforcement and Corrections

Protecting suspects, prisoners, the general public, and themselves is an important goal for law enforcement officials. This report evaluates less-than-lethal weapons and technologies designed for use by police, sheriff, and corrections departments. Noting that this report, from the Department of Defense Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program, is to be used to aid law enforcement officials in selecting effective non-lethal (NL) and less-than-lethal LTL weaponry, the authors detail the DOD’s NL/LTL equipment selection process. Following a discussion of the organizational structure and purpose of the DOD’s Joint NL Weapons Program, the authors define NL weapons as those that seek to incapacitate individuals while minimizing fatalities. Brief descriptions of the development of the NL weapons programs of the United States’ Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Command, Coast Guard, and Civil Law Enforcement departments is followed by a series of appendices detailing the various types of non-lethal weapons employed by each of these branches of law enforcement and protection services. Photographs, costs, descriptions, operational capabilities and use, and manufacturing information for each weapon are presented as well. NL weapons and equipment included within these appendices include non-ballistic face and body shields, ballistic shields, various batons, bullhorns, high intensity lights and accessories, disposable restraint systems, riot control gear, shotguns, grenades, obscuring smoke devices, and arrest barriers.

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Electronics Surveillance Manual

This manual was prepared by the Electronic Suveillance Unit, Office of Enforcement, Criminal Division, and is designed primarily to assist federal prosecutors and investigative agents in the preparation of electronic surveillance applications.

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Internet & Computer Networks Investigations

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Guidelines for Seized & Forfeited Property

Guidelines for Seized & Forfeited Property

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Quest for Justice by Richard Jaffe

Quest for Justice is a bold, behind-the-scenes journey through the legal process, encompassing murder scenes, the courts, and prisons. In this unique perspective of America’s criminal justice system, Richard Jaffe tells the story of numerous sensational capital murder cases and walks you through tense courtroom trials as he advocates for those who are fighting for their lives. You will literally walk in Jaffe’s shoes as you learn about his lifelong quest in pursuit of justice and vindication of the men and women he has represented.

Richard Jaffe is known as one of the most successful attorneys ever at exonerating innocent people accused of murder and wrongfully sentenced death row inmates. He previously represented the Olympic and Birmingham bomber, Eric Rudolph, and served as a commentator during the O.J. Simpson trial.

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Fleece Winter Hat

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Full-zip Fleece Jacket w/ Embroidered Logo

This high-quality 6 OZ fleece is the perfect option for keeping warm on cool days.  Featuring a full-zip design and pockets, this fleece is beautifully embroidered with the NACDL logo.  Available in S-XXL.  Quantities are limited, order today!

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NACDL iPad Case with Debossed Logo

This black iPad case cover is beautifully de-bossed with the NACDL Logo on the front and includes a flip stand with multiple angle settings, a camera hole cutout, and full access to the charging port.  Fits iPad Generations 1-4.

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NACDL Umbrella - Navy and White

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NACDL Silver and Blue Water Bottle

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Defending Difficult Cases: False Confessions

CLE Credit Hours:  Up to 6 general credits

Program Summary: This seminar will help you take-on and win some of the most difficult cases. The program is exclusively devoted to what many lawyers feel is the most difficult part of their practice: litigating false confession cases. The topics will range from deconstructing police interrogation practices, pretrial motions, working with false confession experts and cross examining law enforcement officers. Some of the top experts in the false confession field present the latest research and techniques for these cases. This program will benefit anyone from lawyers handling their first false confession case to the experienced practitioner who wants to bone up on the latest that the experts have to offer.

Seminar Presentations
Interrogation, Coercion and False Confessions: Understanding the Issues
           
- Prof. Richard Leo
False Confessions: Obtaining Clinical Psychological Evidence
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Dr. Antoinette Kavanaugh
Working With Experts in False Confessions Cases - Paul J Casteleiro
Pre-Trial Motion Practice in False Confession Cases - Prof. Steven A Drizin
Cross-Examining Law Enforcement in False Confession Cases - Deja Vishny
The Intersection of Miranda Rights & Foreign-National Defendants
            -
Kari Converse, Francisco Morales, Prof. Samuel Roll

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Defending Difficult Cases: Women & Children as Witnesses

CLE Credit Hours:  Up to 6 general credits

Program Summary:
This seminar will help you take-on and win some of the most difficult cases. Learn to win cases with the most sympathetic of prosecution witnesses: women and children. Psychologists and lawyers will present information on how to persuade a jury that women and children do lie in sexual assault and domestic violence cases. The presentations will include specifics on child development, techniques for cross-examining children, using electronic tools such as Facebook and My Space for preparing cross-examination, demystifying prosecution experts for the jury and preparing the successful direct examination of your client at trial. The faculty includes experts and lawyers who have successfully defended jury cases.

Seminar Presentations
Cross-Examination in Sex Cases in the Electronic Age – William Gallagher
Cross-Examining Children – Kathleen Stilling
Character Testimony as Substantive & Impeaching Evidence
              – Justice Charles W Daniels
Evaluating Testimony of the Child & the Expert Witness
              – Katherine Okla & Lisa Kirsch Satawa
Preparing Clients to Testify – Pamela Mackey
Themes & Theories in Child Sex Cases - Ricardo Pesquera

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Defending Child Pornography Cases

CLE Credit Hours:  Up to 3.6 general credits

Program Summary: Faced with defending allegations of child pornography? This program will provide an overview to help you know where to start and how to effectively cross a child witness. In the event your client has been convicted, it will address how defense counsel, in handling a federal sentencing, particularly in child pornography cases, can avoid common mistakes which frequently result in the defendant receiving a longer sentence than he would otherwise receive. It will demonstrate how the twenty-one year history of the child pornography sentencing practice has created an artificially enhanced sentencing guideline, and will provide practitioners source materials which they can readily use to obtain lower sentences for their clients in federal court.It includes Includes 10 guidelines that should be applied to every case.


Seminar Presentations
Defending Child Pornography Cases Jay Clark & Michael Iacopino
Cross-Examination of Child Witnesses – Shaun McCrea
Child Pornography Sentencing – Larry Mathews & Troy Stabenow

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Video DVD - Testimonial Traps: Invoking the 5th Amendment

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Making Sense of Science I

CLE Credit Hours: 12.5 General

Program Summary: In the modern world, you need to know and understand the forensic sciences in order to effectively represent your clients. This one-of-a-kind CLE seminar will give you a better understanding of forensic evidence and an arsenal of tools to win your next case.




Seminar Workshops
Computer Forensic Evidence – Rick Albee
Defending Cases With Digital Evidence: Child Porn and More – Jay Clark
DNA: Forensic Science & the Courts – Marc Scott Taylor
Challenging Forensic Firearms ID: Innovation vs. Inertia – Joan Griffin
Seeing Through All the Smoke: Defending Arson – Chris Adams
Fingerprints: A Paradigm in Transition – Kenneth Moses
Crime Lab Errors – Prof. William Thompson
Crime Scene Analysis – Keith Inman
Child Sexual Abuse & Homicide – Lisa Wayne
Junk Science – Michael Burt
Time of Death: Pathology – Jim Cooney

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Audio CD - Making Sense of Science I (2008)

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Defending Drug Cases I

CLE Credit Hours: Up to 15.0 General; 1 Ethics

Program Summary: This one-of-a-kind seminar provides you with a better understanding of modern drug cases in order to effectively represent your clients before, during, and after trial. Improve your arsenal of necessary tools to win your next drug case!





Seminar Presentations:

K-9 Dogs and Drug Searches - Jeff Weiner
Choosing the Right Jury - Robert Hirschhorn
Lab Issues - Janine Arvizu & W. Troy McKinney
Investigative Techniques to Attack Credibility and to Impeach Witnesses
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Todd Foster
A View from the Bench: What You Need to Know about Trying Drug Cases
Drug Defenses - Margie Meyers
Bail & Detention - David Chesnoff
Money Laundering – Jerry Beard
Forfeiture - Cynthia Orr
Ethics: Fees, Joint Defense Agreements, Etc. - Martin Pinales
Cross-Examination of Experts and Cops - Billy Murphy, Jr.
Opening Statements - Randi McGinn
Motions to Suppress - Gerald Goldstein
Cross-Examination of Informants, Cooperatives, Co-Defendants
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Marc L. Mukasey
Closing Arguments - Frank Rubino

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DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity I

CLE Credit Hours: Up to 12.5 General and 1 Ethics

Program Summary: The biggest names in DUI defense will teach you how to defend with ingenuity at NACDL's 2008 DUI Seminar.







Seminar Presentations

Surviving & Thriving in Your Law Practice - Mark Herrmann
Persuading the Appellate Court - Hon. Roderick Kennedy
Chemical Test Discovery – W. Troy McKinney
Ethics Jeopardy: What is the Right Thing to Do? - Bruce Kapsack
FSTs-- Running Through the Drills - Gus McDonald
Suppressing the Evidence - John Wesley Hall
Was Your Client Tested on a Broken Machine? - Tom Workman
Voir Dire of the Expert - Dr. SunWolf
The Inquest of the Death of Princess Diana - Dr. Robert Forrest & Jess Paul
Advanced FSTs-- For Whom Are They Designed? – Mimi Coffey
Scoring the Winning Touchdown with Your Closing Argument
            - Les Hulnick & Vic Pellegrino

Blood Lab Secrets - Dr. Robert Forrest & Jess Paul

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Audio CD - DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity I (2008)

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Making Sense of Science II

CLE Credit Hours:  up to 12 General

Program Summary: This 2nd annual forensics seminar expands the focus from last year's extremely popular program to new areas of science that affect your cases. In the modern world, you need to know and understand the forensic sciences in order to effectively represent your clients. This one-of-a-kind CLE seminar will give you a better understanding of forensic evidence and an arsenal of tools to win your next case.


Seminar Workshops
Facts & Fiction of Shaken Baby Syndrome - Mark Satawa
DNA Database Issues - Bicka Barlow
Eyewitness Identification: Problem Areas - Barry Scheck
Handling the Mass Child Abuse CaseCynthia Orr
Time of Death - Jim Cooney
Transfer of DNA Evidence - Marc Scott Taylor
Forensic PathologyDr. Terri Haddix
Technology in Crime Scene Reconstruction - Jeff Adachi
Computer & Digital Forensics - Larry Daniel
Cross-Examining Expert Witnesses - Traci Owens
Challenging Fingerprint Evidence - Patrick Kent
Investigating Crime Labs - Jennifer Friedman

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DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity II

CLE Credit Hours: Up to 8 General credits

Program Summary: Whether you are a seasoned DUI veteran or just getting started in DUI Defense, this is the seminar for you! Hear from THE biggest names and most talented DUI lawyers in the country as well as consultants from around the globe.





Seminar Presentations:

The State's Blood Lab--Inside & Out - Ron Moore
When Your Armed Service Member is in Trouble - Jane L. Siegel
The Story You Tell Creates the Verdict You'll Hear - Dr. Paul Homoly
Case Law Update - Flem Whited
Bad Science, Bad Tests, Good Cross - Mike Hawkins
The Care & Feeding of Your Expert - Jan Semenoff
Legal Writing for Motions & Jury Instructions - George Bianchi
Persuading the Trier of Fact from Beginning to End - Sherry Boston

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Audio CD - DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity II (2009)

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Defending Drug Cases II

CLE Credit Hours: Up to 15.0 General; 1 Ethics

Program Summary: This one-of-a-kind seminar provides you with a better understanding of modern drug cases in order to effectively represent your clients before, during, and after trial. Improve your arsenal of necessary tools to win your next drug case!





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BONUS PRESENTATION: Cross of the Analyst in Drug Prosecutions - James Shellow
K-9 Dogs and Drug Searches - Stephen Hurley
Choosing the Right Jury in a Drug Case - Robert Hirschhorn
PANEL Discussion: Openings & Closings
Lab Issues - Janine Arvizu
Sentencing Issues & Crack Disparity - Marcia Shein
Bail & Detention - Alexander Bunin
Motions to Suppress – Gerald Goldstein
Ethics & Fees - Jon May
Being Effective in Your Defense: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Drug Cases
            - Josh Schaffer

Forfeiture - Stephen Komie
Cross-Examination of Experts & Cops - Abe Hutt
Anticipatory Cross - John Farrell
Advanced Techniques in Multi-Defendant Cases - Mike Pancer
Cutting-Edge Drug Defenses - Blair Berk

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Audio CD - Defending Drug Cases II (2009)

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Making Sense of Science III

CLE Credit Hours:  up to 16 General

Program Summary: This 3rd annual forensics seminar expands the focus from last year's extremely popular program to new areas of science that affect your cases. In the modern world, you need to know and understand the forensic sciences in order to effectively represent your clients. This one-of-a-kind CLE seminar will give you a better understanding of forensic evidence and an arsenal of tools to win your next case.


Seminar Workshops
fMRI & Future Neuroscience - Kristen Rogers & Alan DuBois
Cross of Medical Examiners - Michael Burt
Using Technology in the Courtroom - Cris Arguedas & Chris Ritter
Cross Examination Issues in Sex Assault Cases - Lisa Wayne
Challenging Firearms & Toolmark ID - Prof. Adina Schwartz
Effective Use of Data Forensics - Aaron Hughes
NAS & the State of Scientific Evidence - Prof. Edward Imwinkelried
Challenging Criminalists in Drug Cases - Al Menaster
Junk Science: A Case Study - David Rudolf, Ronald Guerette, and Doug Passon
Using Online Technology in Your Investigation - William Gallagher
Analyzing Audio & Video Evidence - James Griffin
DNA Statistics 101 - Prof. Laurence Mueller
Presenting Mental Health Issues - Larry Ainbinder

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Stars of Cross-Examination

Program Summary: This special compilation represents the highest-rated speakers on cross-examination from all NACDL seminars. Rest assured, you will find each of these presentations as interesting and informative as those who saw them LIVE and rated them as the year's best!






Presentations included:

Cross-Examination of Experts & Cops Billy Murphy, Jr
Cross with Pictures– Jeff Robinson
Cross-Examining Law Enforcement – Steven Wells
Cross-Examining Co-Defendants– David Rudolf
Cross-Examining Expert Witnesses – Traci Owens
Modern Technology in Cross-Examination – David Angeli
The Art & Technique of Impeachment – Cathleen Bennett
Cross-Examining Eyewitnesses & Police in Identification Cases – Barry Scheck
Cross Examination of Informants, Cooperatives, Co-defendants – Marc Mukasey
Defending Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Effective Cross – Stephen Komie
Cross-Examination of Experts & Cops – Abe Hutt

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DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity III

CLE Credit Hours: Up to 8 CLE credits

Program Summary: Whether you are a seasoned DUI veteran or just getting started in DUI Defense, this is the seminar for you! Hear from THE biggest names and most talented DUI lawyers in the country as well as consultants from around the globe.





Seminar Presentations:

Using Voir Dire Techniques to Communicate with the Trier of Fact
           
- Robert Hirschhorn
Communicating Your Case Theory to Optimize Success - Jonathan Rapping
Using Brady to Your Advantage - Jim Lavine
The Perils of Communicating with the Police - Prof. James Duane
Making the Most of Your Opening & Closing - Jonathan Rapping
Blood Tests: The Good & the Bad - Lenny Stamm
Ethics and Client-Centered Representation - Jonathan Rapping
Case Law Update - Robert Chestney
Preservation of Error - Perfecting Your Appeal - Prof. James Duane
SFSTs: What it Takes to Make Them Valid - Bill Kirk
The DRE 12-Step Evaluation - Tony Palacios
The Science Behind Breath Test Devices - Tom Workman

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Confronting the Mob Mentality: Defending Sex Cases

CLE Credit Hours: Up to 12 CLE credits

Program Summary: Defending sexual assault cases is often daunting. This DVD program will enlighten you to the best strategies for defending clients accused of sexual assault. Topics range from investigation (including the latest on computer technology), challenging child interview techniques, jury selection, developing theories and themes all the way through acquittal or sentencing. And, if you're faced with defending allegations of child pornography, this program will provide an overview to help you know where to start and how to effectively cross a child witness. In the event your client has been convicted, it will address how defense counsel, in handling a federal sentencing, particularly in child pornography cases, can avoid common mistakes which frequently result in the defendant receiving a longer sentence than he would otherwise receive. It will demonstrate how the twenty-one year history of the child pornography sentencing practice has created an artificially enhanced sentencing guideline, and will provide practitioners source materials which they can readily use to obtain lower sentences for their clients in federal court. Some of the best litigators and communicators in the country will show you how to avoid or minimize the impact of the mob mentality you will inevitably face when representing a client charged with these harsh accusations.

Seminar Presentations:
Online Investigations of Complaining Witnesses - Bill Gallagher
Cross-Examination Issues in Sexual Assault Cases – Lisa Wayne
Computer Forensics in Predator Cases - Rick Albee
Fresh Complaint Evidence - Brian Steel
Handling the Media in High Profile Sex Cases - Bruce Lyons
Voir Dire in Child Molestation Cases - Christine Koehler
Saving Tonya Craft: Blending Science and Law - Demosthenes Lorandos
Ethically Defending Sex Assault Allegations - Pamela Mackey
Defending Child Pornography Cases – Jay Clark & Michael Iacopino
Cross-Examination of Child Witnesses – Shaun McCrea
Child Pornography Sentencing – Larry Mathews & Troy Stabenow

Order by Mail or Fax by downloading a PDF order form.  Call (202) 465-7643 to order by phone!

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Defending Drug Cases III

CLE Credit Hours: Up to 15 CLE credits; including 2 Ethics

Program Summary: This one-of-a-kind 3rd annual seminar will provide you with a better understanding of modern drug cases in order to effectively represent your clients before, during, and after trial. Improve your arsenal of necessary tools to win your next drug case!





Seminar Presentations:

Jury Nullification - Just Say No - Tommy Spina
Cross of a Snitch - Robert Fickman
Immigration Consequences of Drug Convictions - Saul Huerta
Tackling Title III Wiretaps: What to Do When Your Client is on the Line
          - Josh Cohen & Gail Shifman

Advanced Cross-Examination Techniques - Richard Sharpstein
Ethics in Drug Cases - If It Feels Bad, Don't Do It! - Mike Stepanian
Sentencing - Erik Hanshew
K-9 Dogs and Drug Searches - Jeff Weiner
Walking the Line - Creative Drug Defenses - Mike Nasatir
Effective Opening & Closing - Ed Shohat
Getting Your Client Out on Bond: Bail & Detention - David Chesnoff
Ethical Considerations in Setting & Collecting Fees - Christina Sarchio
Suppression Issues - Gerald Goldstein

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Modern Evidence, Modern Defenses