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Evidence for Prosecutors Trainings


Evidence for Prosecutors Course
April 2-5, 2018, Chattanooga, TN
Agenda | Registration | Hotel

Evidence for Prosecutors is designed to review the rules of evidence and explore how they apply to both common and uncommon legal challenges encountered by prosecutors and members of the prosecution team as they proceed through investigation, case preparation, case presentation, and post-conviction appellate issues. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the federal rules with knowledgeable faculty who discuss the relationship of these rules to each other, to the common law as well as address attendees’ questions regarding their state codifications of these rules. Attendees include prosecutors, paralegals, and other members of the prosecution team encountering these issues daily.

Tentative Topics Include

  • The Visual Trial: With Voluntary “How–To" Session*
  • Character and Other Bad Acts Evidence
  • Witness Intimidation Issues: Snitches Get Stitches
  • Voluminous Evidence: Use and Admission of Summary Exhibits
  • Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
  • Anticipating and Countering  Objections to Scientific Evidence
  • Discovery Issues: Brady and Giglio
  • Recanting Witnesses
  • Economic Crimes Evidence: Following the Paper Trail
  • Unusual "Syndromes" Evidence
  • Top Ten Reasons Why Homicide Cases are Reversed on Appeal
  • Digital Evidence and Computer Forensics       
  • Aggravating and Mitigating Evidence in Capital Cases
  • Current Attacks on DNA Evidence
  • Body Worn Cameras: Admissibility Issues
  • Challenges to Social Media Evidence
  • Case Study on PTSD: Overcoming Defense Claims
  • Cross Examination of Mental Health Experts
  • Identification Procedures: Lineups, Showups, and the Supreme Court
  • Ethics, Evidence and Trial Issues
  • Hearsay Post Crawford
  • Cell Phones, Cell Towers, Email, Facebook: 21st Century Sources of Evidence

*Attendees participating in the voluntary hands on visual trial session must bring their own laptop, power cord and flash drive.


Course Information

CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be 20 hours including 1.5 hours of ethics. NDAA will apply for CLE credit in Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio.  All other states ​will ​require ​the ​attorney ​to ​self-submit ​using ​their ​uniform ​certificate provided at the conclusion of the course. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to our Registrar and Course Coordinator, Stephanie Weston at

Eligibility: Open to lawyers in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices, paralegals who work in these offices, investigators and law enforcement officers who work in prosecutors’ offices or with the local law enforcement agency.

Course Tuition:  includes admission and course materials
Note early bird specials in white box.

Member Cost through February 2, 2018


Non-Member Cost through February 2, 2018


Member Cost after February 2, 2018


Non-Member Cost after February 2, 2018


Special Discounts

  • The first attendee from an office pays full tuition; each additional attendee from the same office will receive a $50 discount when registered at the same time.
  • Multidisciplinary teams of three or more disciplines will receive a $50 discount on all registrations. Please email Stephanie Weston with your team members' contact information in order to receive the discount.
  • All active military members will receive a 10% discount on the course registration. Military members are not eligible for the $50 team discount.

Registration fees are non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel your registration, the fees paid may be credited toward any other NDAA training within twelve months from the date of the original cancellation.

Tentative Course Schedule:
On Site Registration: 8:00am Monday, April 2, 2018
Orientation: 9:00am Monday, April 2, 2018
Conclusion: 3:00pm Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Chattanoogan
1201 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: 423.756.3400
Hotel Web Site

There are plenty of things to do in Chattanooga, and The Chattanoogan is conveniently located within walking distance of the city’s museums, art galleries, retail establishments, Chattanooga restaurants and the Tennessee Aquarium. The Chattanoogan has three outstanding dining establishments; a relaxing day spa with a steam room, sauna, fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool and patio overlooking the hotel’s courtyard; and a business center.

Hotel Rates
$103.00 (per diem) – Single/Double Rate plus tax

  • Room rate includes Complimentary Health Club entry
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms
  • Group rate is available 3 days pre and 3 days post conference, based on hotel availability

Rooms will be guaranteed by the guests’ major credit card for first night’s deposit.
The deposit becomes non-refundable or the credit card will be charged if the guest does not arrive or cancels after 6pm local time on the date of arrival.

Book hotel reservations by March 11, 2018 to secure the group rate.

Chattanooga Airport (CHA) — 13 miles/about 16 minutes away
Uber fares are estimated at $12-17 (one-way)
Taxi fares are estimated at $25 (one-way)

Chattanooga, Tennessee is one of the top destinations in the South. Named "Best Town Ever" twice! In fact, the New York Times named Chattanooga one of the "Top 45 Places to go" in the World. And it's no wonder. Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America's most breathtaking cities. There's a world of outdoor adventure, amazing restaurants, live events, art and world-class attractions waiting for you there.

Further questions about the course? Contact course director Candace Mosley: or project coordinator/registrar Stephanie Weston: 



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