NACDL's White Collar Summer Series: "A Conversation With Abbe David Lowell"
This unique one hour program with prominent defense attorney Abbe D. Lowell discusses lessons learned from his defense of John Edwards, and other prominent politicians, and explores the overcriminalization implications of such prosecutions. Click here to watch!
Podcast: Andrew Wise & James Copland on Honest Services and the Ring Prosecution
Andrew Wise, leading D.C. defense attorney at Miller Chevalier and James Copland, director of the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, discuss the 'Honest Services' Fraud Statute and Wise's defense of Kevin Ring, a former lobbyist who was involved in the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal. Click here for the audio!
Public Corruption Hill Staffer Training: Have You Committed a Felony Today?
Federal criminal laws present a labyrinth that is difficult for staffers to navigate in order to stay on the right side of the law. On October 7, 2011, NACDL and the Heritage Foundation co-hosted a training on Capitol Hill to address this very issue. This panel of experts explores the pitfalls facing Hill staffers in federal criminal law and shares insights on what staffers can do to avoid being prosecuted for how they do their job. For anyone working on or around Capitol Hill, this must-see program will help you answer that critical question: Have you committed a felony today? Click here for the video!
Programs on Skilling v. U.S. Decision
On July 14, 2010, NACDL and the ABA Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee Public Corruption Subcommittee co-sponsored: Judgment Day: The Supreme Court Rules On Honest Services Fraud - Understanding the Outcome and Its Ramifications. This program, which is the first installment of NACDL's 2010 White Collar Summer Series, examined the Supreme Court's much anticipated ruling in Skilling v. United States, and the ramifications it will have on public corruption prosecution and defense.
The panel was moderated by Ross H. Garber of Shipman & Goodwin LLP, and included Abbe David Lowell (McDermott Will & Emery), Timothy P. O'Toole (Miller & Chevalier), Ellen S. Podgor (Stetson University College of Law), and Cynthia Hujar Orr (President of NACDL).
Legislating Chaos: Has Congress Made Playing Hooky a Federal Crime?
An NACDL and Heritage Foundation jointly-sponsored program recorded on December 7, 2009, featuring Timothy P. O’Toole of Miller & Chevalier (Counsel for Defendant, United States v. Kevin Ring), John D. Cline of Jones Day (Amicus counsel for NACDL, Skilling v. United States), Thomas A. Hagemann of Gardere Wynne Sewell (Counsel for Defendant, United States v. Brown et. al.) and moderated by Shana–Tara Regon, Director of White Collar Crime Policy for NACDL.
Honest Services Fraud before the Supreme Court: What to Expect and What is at Stake
An NACDL and Washington Legal Foundation jointly-sponsored program recorded on December 2, 2009, featuring Jonathan Marcus of Covington & Burling (Amicus counsel for NACDL, Conrad Black v. United States), Richard Craig Smith of Fulbright & Jaworski (former Acting Chief and Principal Deputy Chief for Litigation, DOJ Fraud Section), Brady Dugan of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (former Asst. U.S. Attorney, DOJ Antitrust Division), and moderated by the Honorable Richard Thornburgh of K&L Gates (former United States Attorney General).
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.