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Prosecuting Homicide Cases
February 2-6, 2015, New Orleans, LA
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Mass Murders, No Body Homicides, Child Deaths, Cold Cases, Fatal Officer Shootings

These are just examples of the types of cases coming across your TV and computer screens twenty-four hours a day and landing on your desks and dockets! Couple this with the responsibility of the prosecutor for the entire prosecution team regarding discovery; investigative issues; pretrial concerns and trial matters, and your tasks can seem overwhelming. And beyond that, handling the media, preventing leaks of vital information, anticipation of unique defense challenges, complex victim safety issues, the impact of “prosecutor backlash” and negative perceptions of our duties and functions are all responsibilities that fall squarely on your shoulders.

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 increase your ability to successfully meet any challenge the defense may present by showing you how to stay abreast of cutting edge issues like: the application of bloodstain patterns to violent crime scenes, electronic evidence, advances in DNA, use of presentation technology, electronic research for prosecutors, and mental health issues.

Tentative Topics Include:

  • Managing the High Profile Homicide Case
  • The Visual Trial
  • Cop Killers
  • Domestic Violence Homicides
  • Death by Fire: Preparing and Prosecuting the Arson Homicide
  • DNA: The Gold Standard    
  • Cross-Examination of the Mental Health Defense Expert
  • Inside the Mind of a Killer
  • Manipulation of DNA Evidence
  • Update on: Crawford Issues Utilizing Pathology
  • Child Homicides
  • The Compelling Closing: Themes and Theories
  • Witness Tampering and Intimidation
  • Hate Crime Homicides
  • Investigating Cold Cases 
  • Making the Decision for Death
  • Ethics, the Media and Professional Responsibility
  • The Compelling Closing Argument


Stay right in the heart of the French Quarter

The Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Local: 504-523-3341
Toll free: 866-338-4684

The hotel is an upscale family owned hotel located in the French Quarter among quaint New Orleans restaurants and specialty shops. Spend time browsing shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world.

On the half day off you can enjoy other New Orleans attractions just steps from the front door including Jackson Square, the French Market, and the Riverwalk, where you can stroll the levee and watch the steamboats along the Mississippi River.

Rate: $151 single/double /triple/Quad plus tax (14.75%)
PLEASE NOTE: The hotel does have a few standard rooms available  2/1-2/4 at $151.00 —  If you want the lower rate for 2/1-2/4 you will need to secure a separate reservation for 2/5 at $181 and switch rooms on 2/5.

Please reserve your room via reservation agent by calling 800-217-2033 and asking for the NDAA Prosecuting Homicide Cases I Program Room Block. If any guest is not able to get the date, rate or room type they desire, they should call the 800# and speak to an agent who may be able to grant the request. 

VERY LIMITED Room rates are valid 3 days before and 3 days after course based on traditional room availability. GPD (government per diem rate will NOT be available on Friday or Saturday nights, these nights will be at the prevailing rate).

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

The Hotel Monteleone offers valet parking for all hotel guests. If you are planning to drive or rent a vehicle, the hotel offers valet parking for a fee of $40 plus 12% sales tax per night for all vehicles. Due to space restrictions, they have a limited amount of parking availability for oversized vehicles (such as F-350s and 15-passenger vans). 

Shuttle service to/from Airport:
The Hotel Monteleone does not have a complimentary dedicated airport shuttle. However, Airport Shuttle offers transportation service to the hotel. Airport Shuttle is located on the ground level (baggage claim area) of Louis Armstrong International Airport. The current charge is $20.00 US per person (one way). Taxi fare from Armstrong International Airport is $33.00 for 1-2 people traveling together, or $14 per person for groups of 3 or more.

Guarantee Reservations with Attendee’s credit card or first night’s deposit
Check in is 4pm and check out 12 noon (CST).


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, LA, TN, and OH. All other states allow self-reporting for attendees. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to our Registrar and Course Coordinator, Rebecca Weaver at

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 
NDAA’s Travel Agency, Hamilton Xpress can be reached by phone at 708-372-3780, email at or web at Monday through Friday 9am-5pm central time zone.
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 8:00 am Monday, February 2, 2015 and the course begins at 9:00am Monday.  Course Concludes Friday, February 6, 2015 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 Rebecca Weaver at



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