Shahzad Naseem is a partner at Berkowitz Oliver LLP, a mid-sized litigation boutique in Kansas City, Missouri. Shazzie Naseem’s practice focuses on federal criminal defense, including white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. He also serves on several Criminal Justice Act panels. Shazzie also serves as one of three Coordinating Discovery Attorneys (CDA) for the federal Defender Services Office for complex multidefendant cases prosecuted in U.S. district courts across the country. This position was established to help CJA attorneys cope with voluminous electronic discovery. Shazzie has lectured on this topic at numerous NACDL conferences. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he served as defense counsel for officers and enlisted personnel in both administrative separation board proceedings and court-martial trials. Shazzie earned his undergraduate degree at Truman State University, where he was a Robert E. McNair Scholar, and his law degree at Notre Dame University, where he was an American College of Trial Lawyers Moot Court National Champion and received the Arthur A. May Award for Commitment to Professional Ethical Standards and Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
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!