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2024 Midwinter Meeting & Seminar

The Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, NV - 14.0 Credits

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Space is limited, reserve your spot today! 

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, except…. all the voir dire tips, cutting-edge techniques, and communication strategies you will surely learn from the nation’s top legal experts during this outstanding one-of-a-kind CLE program.

Don’t gamble with your client’s case, join us in Las Vegas to learn from seasoned trial lawyers, experts, and top jury consultants, who will show you how to beat the odds using effective jury selection, de-selection, and questionnaires to uncover biases, strike down unfavorable jurors, and identify those who will empower your case while setting the stage for getting the best possible jurors.

You will also learn proven communication and persuasion skills for connecting, convincing, and winning over your next jury and be equipped to go all-in with your defense theory on your way to hearing the greatest jackpot sound in criminal defense: Not Guilty!

Plan now to join NACDL and your international colleagues at the fabulous non-smoking and non-gambling Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas for "Viva Voir Dire!  Selecting, Connecting, and Winning a Jury Over," February 14-17, 2024.


The program agenda and faculty are subject to change.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
3:30-6:30 pm Early Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
Thursday, February 15, 2024
7:30 am

Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast

8:15 am Welcome, Introductions, Announcements – NACDL President Michael Heiskell (Fort Worth, TX) and Program Co-Chairs Guy Cardamone (Madison, WI), Kelli Childress (El Paso, TX), Eugene Oliver (Harrisonburg, VA) and Molly Parmer (Atlanta, GA)
8:25 am How to Get all the Jurors Talkin’, and the Unfavorable Jurors Walkin’ – Robert Hirschhorn (Highland Village, TX)
9:25 am     Creative Motions Practice Surrounding Selecting and Persuading Your Jury – Doug Ramseur (Richmond, VA)
10:25 am Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break
10:45 am Crafting Questions That Will Appeal to People’s Psyche – Francisco ‘Frank’ Morales (Corpus Christi, TX)
11:45 am The Pre-Suasion Advantage in Voir Dire: Power Leads, Frontloading, Hijacking Attention – Dr. SunWolf (Santa Clara, CA)
12:45 pm Lunch break on your own
2:15 pm Voir dire on Affirmative Defenses – Damaris Del Valle (Miami, FL)
3:15 pm Title TBA – Richard Jones (Madison, WI)
4:15 pm Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break
4:35 pm Persuading the Factfinder – Jennifer Sellitti (Trenton, NJ)
5:35 pm Adjourn for the day
Friday, February 16, 2024
7:00 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:15 am Morning Announcements – Program Co-Chairs 
8:25 am How to Become a Courtroom Influencer – Kelli Childress (El Paso, TX)
9:25 am Maximizing Strikes for Cause – Robert Swafford (Austin, TX) 
10:25 am Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break
10:45 am Setting-Up A Knockdown When Blue Isn't True: Voir Dire In Cases Involving Officer Credibility – Ian M. Wallach (Los Angeles, CA)
11:45 am Race & Voir Dire: Persuading Jurors When Representing a Person of Color – Letitia Quinones (Houston, TX)
12:45 pm Lunch break on your own
2:15 pm Eliminating Muslim Bias Through De-Selection – Linda Moreno (New York, NY) and Charles Swift (Richardson, TX)
3:15 pm Voir Dire in Difficult, Seemingly Unwinnable Cases, with Very Bad Facts – Daryl Queen (Decatur, GA)
4:15 pm Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break
4:35 pm Fly-On-the-Wall: A Panel Discussion with Previous Jurors – Moderated by: Kelli Childress (El Paso, TX)
5:45 pm     Seminar Adjourns
Saturday, February 17, 2024
7:00 am Exhibits
9:00 am NACDL’s Midwinter Membership & Board of Director’s Meeting (All are welcome and encouraged to attend)
1:00 pm Enjoy Las Vegas!


CLE Information

NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 14.00 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, TN and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.


The Four Seasons Hotel
3960 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Phone Reservations: 877-632-5000
Online Reservations:
Group rate: $249 (Wednesday and Thursday nights), $279 (Friday and Saturday nights) + $39 resort fee plus tax  (Expires January 19, 2024). Please mention NACDL to receive applicable discount rate. 
Rooms/discounted group rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date.


Cancellations and modifications are allowed unitl three (3) days prior to arrival date. If reservation is cancelled within three (3) days prior to arival then hotel will retain first night's room and tax deposit as a cancellation fee. 

Sponsorship and Exhibits

Disclaimer: NACDL does not necessarily endorse or guarantee the quality, applicability, or discounts of the products and/or services of its exhibitors. Users of these products and/or services do so at their sole discretion and NACDL assumes no responsibility for them.

For information on exhibiting or sponsorships, please contact NACDL's Sales and Marketing Manager Jason Petty at or call (202) 465-7637.

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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: Regular, Life, and Sustaining Members $399
NACDL MEMBERS: Public Defender, Associate, Professor, "New Lawyer" and International Members $269
Non-Members (includes 1 year membership)  $728
ALL Non-Members Public Defenders $289
ALL California and Nevada Lawyers (Residents Only) $299
ALL Regional Lawyers (AZ, ID, OR, and UT) $369
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: $259
Non-Attendee Guest/Spouse Events Package $150
Non-Attendee Materials / Recordings
Written Materials Only $150
Audio Recording of Seminar (Non-Attendee) $150
Pre-Order Video DVD Recording of Seminar $299

CANCELLATIONS: There is a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail by 5:30 pm E.T. Friday, February 9, 2024, to receive a refund, less the cancellation fee. No refunds can be issued after the cancellation deadline.

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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