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Trial Advocacy in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases
September 28-October 2, Indianapolis, IN
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After over Twenty-five Successful Years of Spreading Awareness and Education on the Issues Unique to Domestic Violence and Related Violent Crime Offenses we are planning a national hands on trial advocacy training in America’s Heartland! 


Supported by a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women; NDAA is pleased to announce a substantive FIVE DAY training for prosecutors with 2– 4 years’ experience. This training was developed to ensure that prosecutors working on behalf of victims and our communities facing budgetary challenges could receive quality national training focused on handling all aspects of domestic violence and sexual assault cases. 

NDAA is working in collaboration with the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council.

Hands-On Trial Advocacy Training
This is a rare opportunity for you to work with veteran prosecutors trained in NDAA strategic trial advocacy methodology. Using fundamental topics these faculty members will provide cutting-edge trial techniques designed to assist you in meeting current defense challenges, complex case theories and persuasive trial presentation methods.

No Tuition; No Travel Costs, No Lodging Costs

This training is funded by the Department of Justice,  the Office on Violence Against Women.

Funding includes travel (airfare or roundtrip mileage at the federal mileage rate of 56 cents per mile with odometer reading or MapQuest documentation), lodging (five nights at the host hotel, single rate room and tax) and incidental ground expense totaling  no more than $25.00 and there is NO tuition charge for this exceptional training.

Please note: There is limited seating per course. You will be contacted by NDAA to advise you if you have been selected. Additional details regarding travel and lodging will be provided at that time. 

This course is a building blocks course and all sessions are mandatory. You must be present for all lectures and workshops. The lectures provide foundational information for the workshops and the workshops are the training ground for your development and progress throughout the week.

Some Topics for this training include:

  • Case Analysis
  • Developing your Theme for Opening Statement
  • DNA: The Gold Standard
  • Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibility
  • Dynamic Direct Examination
  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • The Visual Trial
  • Unusual Syndromes and Defenses
  • Approach Point Cross Examination
  • The Persuasive Closing Argument

Also:  Join veteran faculty and prosecutors from across the country.  Work on every stage of trial from opening statement through closing argument.  Get the opportunity to place experts, defense witnesses and defendants on cross examination.

Come prepared to learn and share with other prosecutors dealing with the same challenges you face daily. Brainstorm solutions and discuss successful techniques and promising strategies in managing these cases.     

Sunday, September 28th–Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

This hands-on national training welcomes prosecutors who work on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, their families and victims on these special offenses cases.

Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown
110 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Hotel Reservations
CHECK-IN Sunday morning, September 28, 2014
8:00 AM–8:30 AM
The training program begins at 8:30am
and adjourns Thursday, October 2, 2014, at noon.

HOW MUCH           

There are a limited amount of scholarships available for this training. The scholarships include airfare, lodging at the host hotel for 5 nights and limited reimbursement for incidental ground transportations (up to $25).

If you are interested the limited number of travel and lodging assistance scholarships, please complete the online registration form. You must then submit a letter addressed to Candace Mosley, Director of Programs, on your office letterhead describing your work on behalf of domestic violence survivors and/or victims in these types of special offenses cases. You must also  describe your need for financial assistance and the other sources of financial support which you have attempted to secure/obtain. This letter should be e-mailed to or fax it to 703.836.3195 to the attention of Candace Mosley.

Questions regarding CLE can be directed to the Course Coordinator Rebecca Weaver,  OR 703.549.9222

Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown
110 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Hotel Reservations

ROOM RATE: Standard King and Standard Double/ Double two room suites — single occupancy $95; Double  $115 ; Triple $135 and Quad $155.  All room rates subject to 17% tax.  Rates available three days pre and three days post training.  Room rates include

  • Complimentary access to hotel fitness center
  • Free high speed internet access in guestrooms
  • Complimentary breakfast and reception daily
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool

Hotel Website

CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be approximately 20 hours, including at least one hour of Ethics. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to You will be provided with a uniform certificate of attendance documenting your hours of attendance. You may submit this certificate to your reporting agency.

NDAA will apply for CLE credit in Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee and the state in which this course is being held. All other states will require the attorney to self-submit using their uniform certificate of attendance.

Travel Services:
NDAA’s exclusive travel company, Hamilton Xpress, is reachable via email at or phone at 708.372.3780, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM Central time.

Hertz offers special discounts — refer to the NDAA Corporate Discount (CPD) Number 1572962.

Avis also offers special discounts — refer to Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number D150036.

Course Schedule:
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Sunday,  September 28
The course begins at 8:30 a.m.  Sunday, September 28 and concludes Thursday, October 2nd at noon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the course coordinator, Rebecca Weaver at (703) 519-1678 or email

Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m., ten business days prior to the beginning of the course.  PLEASE NOTE — You may not select someone from your office to substitute for you.  We have a lengthy waiting list and we must proceed in an orderly and fair manner.