“From my very first NACDL seminar, I knew that NACDL would always be an important part of my life. Simply put, I knew that NACDL would make me a better lawyer. Given this, I did the math: it made huge financial, as well as professional sense, to become a Life Member. This has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. “
“After more than 10 years as a Regular member, I made the decision that my professional career was committed to criminal defense and so converting to a Life Membership conveyed an important message to current and potential clients in Florida and beyond. It’s more challenging than ever to protect client’s rights at all stages of the cases, and there’s no better forum than NACDL to stay on top of effective strategy. It is an honor and a privilege to be an NACDL Life Member! “
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
“Early in my career I recognized the value of Life Membership to me personally as a solo practitioner and ultimately in my representation of my clients. My Lifetime Membership is an investment in the organization I believe in, the organization that stands for and by me as a criminal defense lawyer, and the organization that advocates my issues as a criminal lawyer.
Past President, NACDL
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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Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook.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.