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Prosecuting Homicide Cases

March 26-30, 2018, Louisville, Kentucky
Registration | Hotel | Agenda

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 provide insight to current issues that will increase your ability to successfully overcome any challenge the defense may present.

Tentative Topics Include:

  • The Visual Trial
  • Serial Killer
  • Computer Forensics: Seizing Electronic Evidence; Locating Legally Accessing It
  • Crazy as a Fox: Overcoming Unusual Syndromes and Defenses
  • Causes of Death
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Sexual Homicides
  • Responding to Attacks on Forensics: The PCAST Report
  • DNA: Mixtures, Manipulation of Evidence, & Defense Challenges
  • Cross-Examination of the Defense Mental Health Expert
  • Investigating and Prosecuting the No Body Homicide
  • Officer Involved Homicides
  • Post Crawford Attacks on Scientific Evidence
  • Preparing and Presenting Firearm Evidence
  • Jury Selection in Child Homicide Cases
  • Investigating Cold Cases
  • Arguing for Death
  • Ethics, the Media and Professional Responsibility

 Course Information

CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be 20 hours including 1.5 hours of ethics. NDAA will apply for CLE credit in Kentucky, 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 January 26, 2018


Non-Member Cost through January 26, 2018


Member Cost after January 26, 2018


Non-Member Cost after January 26, 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:  8:30am Monday, March 26, 2018
Orientation: 9:15am Monday, March 26, 2018
Conclusion: 12:00pm Friday, March 30, 2018

The Brown Hotel Louisville
335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 209-7346
Hotel Web site

A Louisville legend, the Brown Hotel is beloved by generations of guests for its Georgian-Revival elegance and timeless Southern charm. Anchoring downtown Louisville with a firm grasp on history paired with a 21st century appreciation for hospitality, this landmark hotel at the corners of Fourth and Broadway blends breathtaking architectural features with the modern amenities and services.

Hotel Rates
$138.00 — 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
  • Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle
  • Discounted self-parking rate of $15 plus tax per night (regular rate of $20)
  • Discounted valet parking rate of $18 plus tax per night (regular rate of $24)

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 4pm local time on the date of arrival.

Book hotel reservations by March 4, 2018 to secure the group rate.

Louisville International Airport (SDF): 5.6 miles
Estimated Uber fare: $13.00-$17.00 (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: $20.00 (one way)
The Brown Hotel offers a complementary shuttle to and from the airport. Once you have collected your luggage at baggage claim, call the hotel, and they will send the shuttle to pick you up!

The largest city in Kentucky, Louisville is an area renowned for its Thoroughbred horse breeding and high-quality livestock. Called the “Gateway to the South,” it was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and is named after King Louis XVI of France. Today, its claims to fame include the Kentucky Derby, Louisville Cardinals and the iconic Louisville Slugger baseball bat.

The city’s architecture blends old and new. Victorian homes, historic cast iron structures and modern downtown skyscrapers tell the story of the city’s early growth as a major shipping port and Union stronghold during the Civil War.

Favorite attractions and activities include:

  • The Kentucky Center — Just one mile from the Brown, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera and Louisville Orchestra.
  • The Muhammad Ali Center — Sunday, 12pm – 5:00pm.
    Monday-Closed; Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm.
    Visitors may also pay respects at his grave site at Cave Hill Cemetery
  • The Louisville Zoo – Just seven miles from the Brown, this beautiful zoo features a wide variety of animals, including Western lowland gorillas in the Gorilla Forest.
  • The Belle of Louisville – A national landmark, the Belle of Louisville is the oldest Mississippi-style steam-wheeler in the country. Located just 10 blocks from the hotel.
  • Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory — Just 11 blocks from the hotel, this museum is home to the world-famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat. A can’t-miss attraction for baseball fans. Monday — Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm ; Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm.
  • Louisville Stoneware Company — The country’s oldest and most revered stoneware manufacturer, the Louisville Stoneware Company offers paint-your-own-pottery experiences and tours of its facility, which is located just one mile from the hotel.
  • Kentucky Derby Museum — Situated on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, this museum captures the history and tradition of hospitality that have made the Kentucky Derby synonymous with Louisville. Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm ; Sunday 11am - 5pm.
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom — Just five miles from the Brown, this amusement park is home to Chang, the tallest, longest and fastest stand-up roller coaster in the world.
  • Bourbon Trail Tours: Go to for more information on the Bourbon Trail tours. The nine major distilleries are all outside of Louisville.  In addition to bourbon, Louisville has a fairly robust craft beer scene for anyone interested.  Lots of microbreweries in town — check out for suggestions. 

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


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