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Investigating and Prosecuting Homicide After “Making a Murderer”
September 19-23, 2016, Coral Gables, FL
Draft Agenda | Registration | Hotel

Homicide cases are some of the most challenging and important cases investigators and prosecutors handle during their career. Television series like “Making a Murderer” highlight the many layers of evidentiary and ethical issues prosecutors and law enforcement face from investigation through prosecution. The public perception of homicide has shifted. What people see on TV is not necessarily the reality of a murder case. We invite you to come and join other members of the prosecution team from across the country as our experienced faculty members assist with further developing your litigation techniques, enhancing your trial skills, and responding to defenses in the era of intense media coverage and TV Crime series. You will leave this course prepared to work with the latest cutting edge investigative techniques, proactive media strategies, and presentation styles to address the media and tech savvy jury.

Tentative Topics Include:

  • Responding to the Innocence Project
  • Cause of Death Homicide Cases
  • Emerging DNA Challenges and Overcoming Defenses
  • Managing the Media in Your High Profile Homicide Cases
  • Ethics for the Homicide Team
  • The Unique Challenges Surrounding Vehicular Homicide
  • Obtaining and Using Digital Evidence
  • Building Community Credibility BEFORE Your Homicide
  • New Tips and Techniques for Persuading Your Jury
  • Trying Your Case with Cutting Edge Technology
  • The Cold Case
  • Going Dark and Other Technology Challenges for Investigators and Prosecutors
  • The High Tech Crime Scene Investigations
  • Effective Trial Skills

Hyatt Regency – Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, FL 331354
Rate of: $124 single/double plus tax (13%)

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, FL, 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, Stephanie Turner 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 prosecutor 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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office, (703) 549-9222 or email Program Director Jennifer White at  or ​Project ​Coordinator ​Stephanie Turner at


Investigating and Prosecuting Homicide
November 2-3, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT
Draft Agenda | Hotel | Registration

Member $300; Non-Members $395
Join investigators and prosecutors from around the country for Investigating and Prosecuting Homicide in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2-3, 2016.

This intense two-day course hosted by the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office will cover everything from Murder 101 to hot topics relevant to your investigation and practice. You will learn how to manage issues related to witness interviews, DNA, vehicular homicide cases, child murder cases, search warrants, crime scene in the courtroom, "soft science" experts, and no-body murders.

National faculty comprised of experienced prosecutors, detectives, and medical professionals will guide you through specially-designed tracks specific to your profession. You will leave this course with a better understanding of how to address a wide range of challenges in your next homicide investigation or prosecution.

Hotel Reservations for the
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel 
150 West 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office, (703) 549-9222 or email Program Director Jennifer White at  or ​Metria Hernandez

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