NACDL's CLE Institute®
NACDL offers industry-leading Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programming both in LIVE format as well as a wide variety of content delivery methods for acquiring self-study CLE.
Unlike any other CLE providers focused on criminal defense, NACDL garners its quality advantage as a result of our ability to attract nationally-recognized faculties consisting of the nation's greatest legal minds, high-profile figures, politicians, and experts in a variety of specializations. These faculties translate into the production of premiere CLE programming which addresses the most current and relative issues in the criminal defense community.
LIVE CLE Training
Seminar & Webinar Calendar
Experience something different! NACDL is recognized nationally as the leading CLE provider for the criminal defense bar. Our cutting-edge programs and seminars bring together the leading defense counsel, judges, government officials, and experts from around the world to create an unparalleled CLE experience not found anywhere else. NACDL events also provide a unique forum for networking and garnering strategy insight.
DVDs & Audio CDs
Experience NACDL's premiere CLEs delivered right to your door on Video DVD or Audio CD-ROM. The opportunities to improve your practice are endless with the flexibility of NACDL's self-study CLE. Earn credits from your home, office, on a plane, or download to your mp3 player for learning "on-the-go!"--all while saving substantial time and money by eliminating your need to travel. For most programs, you can earn up to 14 credits, without ever leaving home.
Trial Guides, Manuals, Books
NACDL's extensive publications library has dozens of topics, titles, and resources--including hard-to-acquire government publications essential to your criminal law practice. CLE course manuals and other reference materials are also available. Most publications are available in hard copy or on CD-ROM and can be shipped overnight for last minute requests.
Online CLE Training
Experience NACDLcle remotely via On-Demand. Increase your professional expertise and stay up-to-speed on the latest issues and strategies all on your own schedule, and in the atmosphere you choose. Earn CLE credit all while saving a bundle on travel and lost productivity.
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Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
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 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!