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Upcoming Forensic Evidence Trainings


Forensic Evidence
December 7–11, 2015, Savannah, GA
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Unique Training Opportunity!
It’s coming soon, so make plans today!

Please join us for the National District Attorney’s Forensic Evidence Course.

The Forensic Evidence Course is designed with the entire prosecution team in mind! The challenges facing prosecutors, local law enforcement, investigators in prosecutor’s offices as well as the laboratory professionals we work with on a daily basis seem to be increasing exponentially with the advent of the use by defendants of 21st century sources of evidence. Add to this the multitude of types of forensic evidence that must be collected, processed and retained appropriately, and we see an amplified  need to spread cutting edge education and enhanced awareness to all those working together to ensure justice in our communities. Prosecutors,  law enforcement personnel, judges, and forensic professionals involved in criminal investigation and prosecution are encouraged to join us in Savannah as we provide the most comprehensive training on the challenges inherent when investigating, engaging in pretrial preparation and presenting the violent crime case involving a variety of scientific evidence. Faculty members include prosecutors, scientists, health care and mental health care professionals, and law enforcement personnel all working collaboratively to assist in providing this innovative training.  

In addition to foundational topics for those new to working with these complex cases we also have planned lectures focusing on:

  • Current Technological Advances in DNA
  • Inside the Mind of a Killer: Unusual Syndromes and Defenses
  • Investigating and Prosecuting Arson Fatalities
  • The Visual Trial- Using Technology to Present Persuasive Evidence
  • Manipulation of DNA Evidence
  • Death by Poison — Unique Toxicology Issues
  • Trace Evidence
  • Cross Examination of Defense Scientific Experts
  • The Application of Bloodstain Patterns to Violent Crime  Scenes
  • Staged Crime Scenes
  • Computer Forensics : Seizing Electronic Evidence from the Cloud
  • Equivocal Deaths
  • Electronic Evidence Admissibility Issues
  • DSM V
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Cold Case Investigations
  • Preparing and Presenting Firearm Evidence and the Ballistics Expert

Join your colleagues from across the country as NDAA continues its tradition of providing the best training for America’s front line of defense—America’s prosecutors and the Prosecution team!

Eligibility
Prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, judges, forensic professionals involved in criminal investigation and prosecution and other members of the prosecution team.

Hotel
The Hilton Savannah Desoto  
15 East Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Hotel reservations
Group Name: NDAA Forensic Evidence Course
Check in: 12-6-15
Check out: 12-11-15
When you're reserving your room be sure to enter the Group Code: NDA on the right.

Hilton Savannah DeSoto ... A Savannah Historic District Hotel
Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, magnificent homes, and architectural gems, this contemporary hotel in the Savannah Historic District offers a mix of warm Southern charm and elegance in the heart of Georgia's First City. 

Standing 15 stories in Savannah's Historic District, overlooking Madison Square, historic mansions, and oaks draped in Spanish moss, Hilton Savannah DeSoto is a timeless sparkle on the skyline of this alluring coastal city. It is located downtown just steps from Savannah's treasured landmarks, museums, theaters, parks, and incredible dining and shopping. Walk or hop on the trolley or the dot, Savannah's free downtown transportation system, to see to exciting attractions like River Street, City Market, Forsyth Park, Historic Savannah Theater, Savannah Civic Center and Savannah College of Art & Design. Enjoy waterfront dining on River Street and browse designer shops on Broughton Street — Savannah's fashionable downtown strip. Grab a mint julep and walk through beautiful Madison Square located directly behind the hotel.

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport — 14 miles — a 20 minute drive.

 

Visit
River Street — Stroll along the cobble-stone streets along the Savannah River to waterfront attractions, shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and pubs housed in century-old historic buildings

Old Town Trolley Tours — Hop on the Savannah Old Town Trolley Tour and see Savannah's historic marketplaces, landmarks, gardens, and attractions, and the most haunted streets in America.

Round House Railroad Museum — The Georgia State Railroad Museum is believed to be the largest and most complete Antebellum railroad repair facility still in existence in the world!

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace — founder of the remarkable worldwide Girl Scout movement that changed the world.

Forsyth Park — Influenced by the remarkable vistas and views created by French urban renewal efforts in Paris, this lovely 150 year old park and its stunning fountain were created during a 19th century beautification project.

The Mercer House — now called the Mercer-Williams House Museum, is located at 429 Bull Street, at the southwest end of Monterey Square. Thanks to the 1994 John Berendt novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the Mercer-Williams House has become one of those ‘must-see’ attractions for many people coming to Savannah. The house was the scene of the shooting death of Jim Williams' assistant, Danny Hansford. The house is open to the public for tours.

Savannah College of Art & Design — Explore the beautiful art galleries and the Museum with contemporary art and exhibitions.

Tybee Island & Beaches — 17 miles- Savannah's Beach!

Rates
$101.00 — Single/Double plus 13 % tax plus $1.00 per night city occupancy fee per room.

Room rate includes Complimentary Health Club entry and High Speed Internet Access in sleeping room and general session meeting room. 
 
Discounted parking is $15.00 for overnight guests

Check–in is 4 pm and check out is 11 am

Credit card needed to guarantee reservation (no deposit required)

Cancellation without penalty must be 72 hours in advance

NOTE: There is an early departure fee if you do not advise at or before check-in of your intent to leave earlier than anticipated.

Hotel Cut Off date is: November 16th, 2015

 


CLE
Anticipated CLE credits will be approximately 20 hours, including one and one half  hours of Ethics. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to cmosley@ndaa.org

Course Tuition is $595.00 for a single attendee from an office. There is a $50 discount for additional attendees from the same office.

Cancellations and Refund Policy: Full refunds will be made for cancellations received by 5:00 p.m., ten business days prior to the beginning of the course.  Refunds, less $60 for administrative fees, will be made for cancellations received after this date for all courses.

 

Travel Services

  • HERTZ offers special discounts — refer to the NDAA Corporate Discount (CPD) Number 1572962.
  • AVIS also offers special discounts — refer to Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number D150036.

 

Course Schedule:
On-Site Registration and Check–in will be held Monday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 am 
Class Begins at 9:00 am 
The Course concludes Friday, Dec. 11 at 11:45 am

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 703.549.9222 or email cmosley@ndaa.org


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