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Prosecuting Homicide Cases
July 28-August 1, 2014, Chicago, Illinois
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Mass Murders, Elder Homicides, Child Deaths,
Cold Cases, Death Penalty Cases
These are just a few of the types of cases landing on your daily dockets. Between twenty-four hour news sources disseminating information that may be unclear, anticipation and preparation to overcome unique defenses, multifaceted victim safety issues, jurors’ expectation of the use of high technology in case presentation, complex cases involving  multiple defendants,  the impact of negative perceptions of our duties and responsibilities and the ethical limits placed on the members of the prosecution team, it may seem like you are battling a mountain of challenges.

We invite 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, and enhancing your trial skills and strategic planning. 

You will leave this course prepared to utilize the latest cutting edge investigative tips, proactive motion practices, and 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 and scientific experts will show you the best ways to stay abreast of cutting edge issues and increase your ability to successfully meet any challenge the defense may present.

Tentative Topics Include:

  • Innocence and Exoneration Update
  • Effective Trial Skills
  • Death Causation in Homicide Cases
  • Inside the Mind of a Killer
  • Scientific Evidence Update
  • Theories of Liability in Homicide Cases
  • Witness Tampering and Intimidation – Post Crawford
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Crafting the Surgical Cross Examination
  • Understanding the Crime Scene

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CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be approximately 20 hours, including at least one hour of Ethics. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to Elizabeth Tyler at

Eligibility: Open to lawyers in local, state, federal and military prosecutors’ offices, paralegals who work in prosecutors’ offices and investigators who are employed by or law enforcement officers who work in close association with a prosecutor’s office.

Course Tuition is $595, which includes admission and course materials. NDAA adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in admissions, scholarship awards, and administration. The first attendee from an office pays full tuition. Each additional attendee from the same office will receive a $50 discount.

Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.

Cancellations and Refund Policy: 
Full refunds will be made for cancellations received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 10 busi­ness days prior to the beginning of the course. Refunds, less $60 for administrative fees, will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Further Questions: Contact course director Brent or project coordinator Elizabeth Tyler:

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