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Breaking Through: Challenging Police Credibility, Misconduct, and Overreach

Online - CLE Credits: 13 General

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Every day, in jurisdictions across the country, prosecutors skirt Brady requirements and police officers skirt the truth. Compounding the problem is the inability of defense counsel to access information about police and prosecutorial misconduct, not to mention the inadequacy of laws to require production of that information.

We will explore building and using a police database, working with law enforcement experts to crack your case, what Brady means in modern 2020, and the intersection between technology and misconduct including the ways law enforcement employs body cameras and facial recognition technology. You will also experience specific skills-based lectures that will teach you effective trial and motions techniques.

Professor Alexandra Natapoff, author of the books "Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice" and "Punishment Without Crime" will be the featured speaker.

Join us for this timely and unique training on how to break through the barriers, and hold police and prosecutors accountable for both their actions, and inaction.

WATCH a free 16-minute preview here:

DATES: Watch any time
Webinar DURATION: Approx. 13 hours
CLE: This training may be eligible for self-study CLE credit, where authorized. The program is currently approved in the following states: Arizona (13), Arkansas (13), California (13), Colorado (16), Florida (16), Idaho (pending), Illinois (13), Minnesota (13), Montana (5), Nebraska (13.16), Nevada (13), New Mexico (4), New York (16), Ohio (13), Oklahoma (16), Oregon (13.25), South Carolina (pending), Vermont (13), Virgin Islands (16), Washington (13)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Webinar link will be sent to you in a confirmation email. REGISTRANTS WILL HAVE 21 days to complete the entire program.


  1. Exposing the Truth: Working with Police Practices Experts  – Richard Rivera (West New York, NJ)
  2. Creating and Using Police Accountability Databases – Kate Dittmeier Holm (Frankfort, KY)
  3. Telling the Story of Police Misconduct in Your Opening Statement – Dehlia Umunna (Cambridge, MA)
  4. Challenging the Use and Reliability of Informants in the Criminal Justice System – Alexandra Natapoff (Cambridge, MA)
  5. Challenging Evidence Collection & Preservation Procedures – Christopher Flood (New York, NY)
  6. Media, the Movement, & Using the Law: Challenging Bad Cops – Kimberley Motley (Milwaukee, WI) and Deja Vishny (Milwaukee, WI)
  7. Criminalizing Pregnancy: Defending Women Against Charges from Concealing Birth to Homicide – Lynn Paltrow (New York, NY)
  8. Discovering Brady in 2020 – Denis deVlaming (Clearwater, FL)
  9. Direct Examination of the Client & Experts in Police Misconduct Cases – Mary Moriarty (Minneapolis, MN)
  10. Body Worn & Squad Cam Cameras: Attacking the Tech and Use in Motions to Suppress – Leslie McNair-Jackson (Camden, NJ)
  11. Challenging Facial Recognition & Other Software – Vincent M. Southerland (New York, NY)
  12. Challenging Probabilistic Genotyping and Familial DNA – Elizabeth Vasquez (Brooklyn, NY)
  13. HE'S LYING! Attacking Police Credibility in Suppression Motions - James W. Smith III (Orlando, FL)


CLE Information

NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 12 general credit hours in every state requiring pre-approval. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NE, NM, PA and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.


Members of NACDL enjoy exclusive registration rates for our seminars along with all the benefits from joining.

Registration Fees
Regular, Life, and Sustaining Members $199
Associate, Professor, "New Lawyer" and International Members $139
Non Members  $229
ALL Public Defenders $129
Groups of 4 or more PDs (must register at the same time; 1 payment; no changes or cancellations allowed). To register a group, please visit: $119

Code of Conduct

NACDL endeavors to foster a working, learning, and social environment free of harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and insult. To that end, NACDL has adopted a Code of Conduct for Affiliated Persons that applies to all attendees and participants of any kind at all NACDL sponsored events.

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