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Prosecuting Homicide
May 23-27, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
Agenda | Registration
Reserve a room at either the Westin or the Sheraton
Guarantee reservations with attendee’s credit card and first night’s deposit.

Mass Murders, Staged Crime Scenes, Serial Killers, Child Deaths, Cold Cases

These are just a few examples of the cases landing on your desks and dockets! Couple with this the responsibility of the prosecutor for the entire prosecution team regarding discovery; investigative issues; pretrial concerns and trial matters; handling the media; preventing leaks of vital information; anticipation of unique defense challenges, complex victim safety issues; and the impact of negative perceptions of our duties and responsibilities and you are carrying a very heavy burden.  

We encourage you to come and join other members of the prosecution team from across the country as our skilled faculty members assist in fine tuning your litigation techniques, enhancing your trial skills and honing your strategic planning. Leave prepared to tackle the latest defense techniques, engage in proactive motion practice, and master persuasive presentation styles.

Whether you are an investigator, prosecutor, local law enforcement officer, jail officer who works closely with the prosecutor’s office, or paralegal with the prosecutor’s office, our seasoned faculty of veteran prosecutors, scientific experts and health care professionals will show you how to stay abreast of cutting edge issues that will increase your ability to successfully overcome any challenge the defense may present. These issues include: the application of bloodstain patterns to violent crime scenes; searching, seizing and utilizing electronic evidence; advances in DNA; new challenges to DNA statistical interpretations; use of presentation technology; and electronic research for prosecutors.

Tentative Topics Include:

• Managing the High Profile Homicide Case
• The Visual Trial
• Child Homicides
• Causes of Death
• Crime Scene Analysis and Evidence Collection
• Preparing and Prosecuting the Arson Homicide
• DNA: Overcoming Current Challenges
• Cross-Examination of the Mental Health Defense Expert
• Death by Poison: Unique Investigative Challenges
• Manipulation of DNA Evidence
• Post Crawford Attacks on Scientific Evidence
• Preparing and Presenting Firearm Evidence
• Pretrial Evidentiary and Empanelment Issues in Death Cases
• Investigating Cold Cases
• Arguing for Death
• Ethics, the Media and Professional Responsibility

Stay right in the heart of downtown — Two great hotel choices

Westin Phoenix Downtown
333 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-429-3500/ 866-961-3775

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-262-2500/866-837-4213

These hotels are both located just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. They both provide elegant accommodations in the heart of downtown Phoenix steps away from dining, entertainment and cultural activities.  Spend time browsing shops or enjoy the outdoor terrace pool at the boutique style Westin hotel or the pool deck with outdoor heated lap pool and inviting lobby bar at the Sheraton.

On the half day off you can enjoy breathtaking mountain ranges whether you prefer hiking or enjoying a beautiful sunset as you dine.

Transportation from the airport
Taxi — Approximately $18-$25 one way
Super Shuttle — approximately -$13-15 per person one way
Light Rail — $2 one way from airport and stops across the street from the Westin and 3 blocks from the Sheraton.

Both hotels offer the Rate of: $120 single/double plus tax (12.27%)
Room rates are valid 3 days before and 3 days after course based on room availability.

Room rate includes: complimentary use of pool and fitness center; and free internet access for all guestrooms.

To make reservations
Reserve a room at either the Westin or the Sheraton
Guarantee reservations with attendee’s credit card and first night’s deposit.

Check-in is 3pm and check-out 12 noon.

Hotel Cut Off Date: April 22, 2016

Training Facility — NDAA is working collaboratively with the
Arizona Prosecuting Attorney’s Advisory Council (APAAC)
APAAC is hosting this training at the Maricopa County Security Center Building, 222 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ just a short walk from both hotels.

Anticipated CLE credits, including at least one and one half hours of Ethics will be approximately 20. Advance registration for CLE will be applied for in VA, AZ, TN, and OH.  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, Taylor Daugherty at

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 ​is ​$595.00 for NDAA members and $695.00 for Non-members, ​which ​includes ​admission and ​course ​materials. NDAA ​adheres ​to ​a ​policy ​of ​non-discrimination ​in ​admissions ​and ​administration. The ​first ​attendee ​from ​an ​office ​pays ​full ​tuition. ​Each ​additional ​attendee ​from ​the ​same ​office ​will receive a $50 discount. ​Please ​contact ​Project ​Coordinator ​Taylor Daugherty at ​for ​the ​promo ​code ​to ​receive ​the ​$50 ​discount. Attendees are responsible for all travel expenses and meals.

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

Course Schedule:
Registration at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2016 and the course begins at 9:00 a.m. Monday.  Course Concludes Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12:00 noon.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office, (703) 549-9222 or email Candace Mosley at or ​Project ​Coordinator ​Taylor Daugherty at


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