Cross-examination is a fundamental tool in the trial lawyer's toolbox. There is no part of trial practice that can be more difficult or rewarding, but you have to know the limitations in order to be the most effective. Attend this seminar, and you will learn how to “Tap Into Victory” for your clients by brewing a winning case through effective cross-examination.
Join your international NACDL colleagues in “Brew City” where some of the nation’s finest experts and seasoned practitioners will share their proven and time-tested methods for cross-examining; covering both basic and more advanced aspects of cross-examination. You will hone your cross-examination skills and learn to apply them across the board in your trial practice, from preparation, to conveying a story through cross, to taking down that snitch on your way to an acquittal. We'll offer specific sessions addressing methods that are common to all trials including impeaching witnesses, uncovering biases, and using technology during cross-examination, as well as how to cross some of the most challenging of witnesses - kids, experts, cops, and snitches, among others. Our expert faculty will guide you through the potentially dangerous scenarios and obstacles of cross-examination, and give you the skills to avoid them on your way to victory. Larry Pozner, the master of cross-examination, says “What Wins Your Trial is Your Cross.” He will be on-hand as the featured speaker, to address the science of sequencing cross, and controlling the runaway witness in a special 4-hour session.
Plan now to attend NACDL's Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, a truly beautiful modern city that is becoming known as a top destination for foodies and outdoor festivals right on Lake Michigan. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event—register today!
The program agenda and faculty are subject to change.
|Wednesday, July 21, 2021|
|3:30-6:00 pm||Early Registration & Exhibit Hall Open|
|Thursday, July 22, 2021|
|7:00 am||Registration & Exhibits & Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 am||Welcoming Remarks – NACDL President Christopher Adams (Charleston, SC) & Program Chairs Bridget Krause (Milwaukee, WI) and Deja Vishny (Milwaukee, WI)|
|8:10 am||Preparing Your Witness for Cross – Cynthia Roseberry (Washington, DC)|
|9:00 am||Seeing's Not Believing: Cross-Examination of an ID Witness – Jennifer Sellitti (Trenton, NJ)|
|9:50 am||Refreshment & Exhibitor Break|
|10:10 am||Forensic Cross in Pattern Matching Cases – Colette Tvedt (Denver, CO)|
|11:00 am||Crossing Witnesses in a "Taint" Hearing – Edgar Lin (Milwaukee, WI)|
|11:50 am||Lunch break on your own|
|1:20 pm||Cross of the Arresting Officer in DUI Cases – Abe Hutt (Denver, CO)|
|2:10 pm||Brewing a Successful Plan: Crossing Cops on Prior Misconduct – Joe Mazraani (New Brunswick, NJ)|
|3:00 pm||Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break|
|3:20 pm||The Ethics of Cross – Callie Steele (Los Angeles, CA)|
|4:20 pm||Crossing the Snitch – Brandi Harden (Washington, DC) & Heather Pinckney (Washington, DC)|
|5:10 pm||Adjourn for the day|
Welcome to Wisconsin Reception
|Friday, July 23, 2021|
|7:00 am||Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 am||Morning Announcements – NACDL President-Elect Martin Sabelli (San Francisco, CA) & CLE Program Co-Chairs Bridget Krause (Milwaukee, WI) and Deja Vishny (Milwaukee, WI)|
|8:15 am||The Psychological Aspects of Cross – Larry Pozner (Kailua Kona, HI)|
|9:00 am||NACDL Committee Meetings Throughout the Day (please pick up a detailed schedule at the NACDL registration desk)|
|10:15 am||Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break|
|10:35 am||The Physical Aspects of Cross Preparation – Larry Pozner (Kailua Kona, HI)|
|12:35 pm||Lunch break on your own|
|2:00 pm||Cross When Race is an Issue – Juval Scott (Charlottesville, VA)|
|2:50 pm||Crossing Kids – Andres Guevara (Denver, CO)|
|3:40 pm||Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break|
|4:00 pm||Cross of a 404(b) Witness – Lisa Wayne (Denver, CO)|
|4:50 pm||Crossing on Cognitive Bias – Joshua Hargrove (Madison, WI)|
|5:40 pm||Seminar Adjourns|
|Saturday, July 24, 2021|
|7:30 am||Exhibit Hall Open|
|8:00 am||NACDL Committee Meetings (pick up detailed schedule at NACDL registration desk)|
|9:00 am||NACDL Annual Membership and Board of Directors Meeting|
|1:00 pm||Enjoy the beach!|
- Brandi Harden (Washington, DC)
- Andres Guevara (Denver, CO)
- Joshua Hargrove (Madison, WI)
- Abe Hutt (Denver, CO)
- Edgar Lin (Milwaukee, WI)
- Joe Mazraani (New Brunswick, NJ)
- Heather Pinckney (Washington, DC)
- Larry Pozner (Kailua Kona, HI)
- Cynthia Roseberry (Washington, DC)
- Juval Scott (Charlottesville, VA)
- Jennifer Sellitti (Trenton, NJ)
- Callie Steele (Los Angeles, CA)
- Colette Tvedt (Denver, CO)
- Lisa Wayne (Denver, CO)
NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 14 credit hours in every state requiring pre-approval. Approved hours for each state will be identified at the seminar. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NE, NM, PA and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 W. Kilbourne Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone Reservations: 1-888-421-1442
Online Reservations: NACDL 2021 Annual Meeting
Group Rate: $165 + tax (Expires Tuesday, June 29, 2021). Please mention group code "G-NACB" or NACDL 2021 Annual Meeting to receive applicable discount rate.
Rooms/discounted group rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date.
Questions? Contact Director of Events Akvile Athanason at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 872-8600 x630.
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NACDL offers a variety of scholarships for this event ranging from partially discounted to fully funded. Each type of scholarship has different application requirements. To apply for any of the following scholarships, please follow the instructions for that specific scholarship.
OPTION 1: Needs Based Scholarships
Based on need, scholarships are available to NACDL members for up to 50% off the standard seminar fee of $409. Approved recipients are responsible for the remainder of the tuition fee, which is $205 (all other expenses are not included). The reduced scholarship fee includes seminar tuition, admission to all evening social events, and downloadable seminar materials. Travel, hotel, and other costs are not included.
To Apply: Prepare and e-mail or fax a letter of no more than two pages explaining the reason why you believe you should receive the grant to: NACDL Director of Events Akvile Athanason, at firstname.lastname@example.org- or fax it to 202-872-8690. All applications must be submitted before registering for the seminar and received by June 25, 2021.
NACDL MEMBERSHIP AND RESERVATION AT THE HOST HOTEL ARE REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS.
OPTION 2: Public Defense Scholarships
As a result of generous grant funding, NACDL is able to offer scholarship assistance to public defense providers to attend this NACDL training program. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of full or partial reimbursement of the registration costs of the program. Limited travel reimbursement stipends may also be awarded to qualifying individuals to help defray the costs of travel and lodging.
Members of NACDL enjoy exclusive registration rates for our seminars along with all the benefits from joining.
|Regular, Life, and Sustaining Members||$409|
|Associate, Professor, "New Lawyer" and International Members||$329|
|Non Members (includes 1 year membership)||$728|
|ALL Public Defenders||$299|
|ALL Wisconsin Lawyers (Residents Only)||$319|
|ALL Regional Lawyers (IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, OH)||$369|
|Groups of 4 or more PDs (must register at the same time; 1 payment; no changes or cancellations allowed)||$249|
|Non-Attendee Guest/Spouse Events Package||$200|
|Non-Attendee Materials / Recordings|
|Written Materials Only||$150|
|Audio Recording of Seminar (Non-Attendee)||$150|
|Pre-Order Video DVD Recording of Seminar||$299|
Code of Conduct
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