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2020 Defending Sex Cases Seminar - Virtual Event

Online - 14.0 General/1.0 Ethics

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Program Summary:

Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.

Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s VIRTUAL 11th Annual Defending Sex Cases training seminar will most-assuredly be our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!

Don’t miss this exciting educational opportunity. Participate in this highly-rated one-of-a-kind Virtual NACDL seminar to get a better understanding of defending sex crimes cases in order to effectively represent your clients before, during, and after trial.

DATES: LIMITED ENGAGEMENT: Airs Monday, November 16 - Friday, November 20, 2020
Webinar DURATION: Approx. 14 hours
CLE: This training may be eligible for self-study CLE credit, where authorized. The program is currently pending in all states that allow self-study credits.

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


Speakers & Topics (Subject to change):

  1. Lessons from the Harvey Weinstein Trial – Donna Rotunno (Chicago, IL)
  2. Defending the Professional Against Claims of Improper Touching – Tracy Green (Los Angeles, CA)
  3. 4th Amendment Issues in Sex Cases – Deja Vishny (Milwaukee, WI)
  4. Creative Motions in Sexual Assault Cases – Stephen Ross Johnson (Knoxville, TN)
  5. Getting to Consent: The Secret to a Winning Opening on a Consent Defense Case – Guy Cardamone (Madison, WI)
  6. Defending Child Sex Abuse Cases – Molly Parmer (Atlanta, GA)
  7. Sex Trafficking – Dawn Jones (Milwaukee, WI)
  8. "Defendant Dad": Dealing with the Unique and Collateral Issues that Arise When Your Client is a Parent Accused by Their Own Child” – Marissa Goldberg (Atlanta, GA)
  9. Forensic Analysis of SANE Evidence  – Laura Schile (Sun City, AZ)
  10. Adolescent Influencers: Figuring-Out Teens – W. Rob Heroy (Charlotte, NC)
  11. Ethical Online Investigation in the Age of Social Networking & Technology – William Gallagher (Cincinnati, OH)
  12. Inside the World of Child Pornography Prosecution, Defense, and Forensics – David Seltzer (Miami, FL) and Richard Donald Connor, Jr. (Winter Park, FL)
  13. DNA Transfer Evidence in 2020 – Bicka Barlow (San Francisco, CA)
  14. Thinking Outside the Box: Sentencing Issues in Sexual Assault Cases – Joshua Hargrove (Madison, WI)


CLE Information

This training may be eligible for self-study CLE credit, where authorized. The program is currently pending in all states that allow self-study credits.


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

Registration Fees
NACDL Members $169
Non Members (includes 1 year membership) $199
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 groups, please call Denise Blake at 202-465-7631 $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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