NCDD Sessions and Seminars

2019 Summer Session

NCDD Seminars and Sessions


July 18, 2019 - July 20, 2019

The 2019 Summer Session is back at Austin Hall at Harvard Law School and will once again focus exclusively on trial skills. "From Voir Dire to Verdict" will take a DUI trial from beginning to end, giving the attendee countless tools to sharpen their trial skills, more effectively communicate your case and most importantly achieving Justice Through Knowledge. This 3-day hands on intensive course will not only feature lectures from some of this nations’ top DUI trial lawyers, but will give the attendee a chance to hone their skills in intensive, hands-on breakout groups. If you want to win your next DUI trial, then our 2019 Summer Session is for you.

Hotel Accommodations:
The Charles Hotel
Use Group Code: DUI2019

Registration fee is $1500

NCDD 2019 Summer Session
"The DUI Trial from Voir Dire to Verdict"
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

TimeEvent DescriptionLocation
3:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.RegistrationCharles Hotel Lobby
6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.Attendees ReceptionCharles Ballroom Foyer
7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.Attendees DinnerCharles Ballroom
SEMINAR DAY ONE – Thursday, July 18, 2019
TimeEvent DescriptionGuest Speaker
8:00 A.M.-8:45 A.M.Registration/Continental Breakfast (Austin Hall)N/A
8:45 A.M.-9:00 A.M.IntroductionDean William K. Kirk
9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.Doing Your Best to Find the Worst: The Art of Jury De-SelectionBriteney A. Mercer
10:00 A.M.-10:15 A.M.Morning Break
10:15 A.M.-11:00 A.M.Starting the Story: Opening Statements in a DUI CaseAndrew Mishlove
11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.Opening Statement WorkshopsWorkshop Leaders
12:30 P.M.-1:30 P.M.Lunch (provided)
1:30 P.M.-2:00 P.M.Opening Statement DemonstrationsBruce Edge
J. Lynn Gorelick
2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.Zen and the Art of Cross Examination: Cross of the Arresting OfficerJames Nesci
3:00 P.M.-3:15 P.M.Afternoon Break
3:15 P.M.-4:45 P.M.Cross of Cop WorkshopsWorkshop Leaders
4:45 P.M.-5:30 P.M.Cross of Cop DemonstrationsKathleen N. Carey
Leonard R. Stamm
5:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.Cocktail Reception at Noir Bar
SEMINAR DAY TWO – Friday, July 19, 2019
TimeEvent DescriptionGuest Speaker
8:00 A.M.-8:30A.M.Continental Breakfast (Austin Hall)N/A
8:30 A.M.-8:45 A.M.IntroductionDean William K. Kirk
8:45 A.M.-9:45 A.M.Crossing the State’s BAC Witness into Your ExpertDoug Murphy
9:45 A.M.-10:00 A.M.Morning Break
10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M.Cross of the BAC Expert WorkshopsWorkshop Leaders
11:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M.Cross of the BAC Expert DemonstrationsJoseph P. St. Louis,
Mimi Coffey
12:15 P.M.-12:30 P.M.Presentation
12:30 P.M.-1:30 P.M.Lunch (provided)
1:30 P.M.-2:30 P.M.Closing Arguments and Hero-Centric MessagingDonald J. Ramsell
2:30 P.M.-2:45 P.M.Afternoon Break
2:45 P.M.-4:15 P.M.Closing Argument WorkshopsWorkshop Leaders
4:15 P.M.-5:00 P.M.Closing Argument DemonstrationsBell T. Island,
Sonja R. Porter
5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.Cocktail Reception at Noir Bar
SEMINAR DAY THREE – Saturday, July 20, 2019
TimeEvent DescriptionGuest Speaker
8:00 A.M.-8:30 A.M.Continental Breakfast/Announcements (Austin Hall)N/A
8:30 A.M.-9:30 A.M.Legal Ethics in the Modern World of Legal AdvertisingErin H. Gerstenzang
9:30 A.M.-10:30 A.M.The 5 Best Arguments Against Breath TestingMichael M. Hawkins
10:30 A.M.-10:45 A.M.Morning Break
10:45 A.M.-11:45 A.M.The 5 Best Arguments Against Blood TestingFrancisco A. Duarte
11:45 A.M.-12:15 P.M.The Eyes Have It: The Robustness of HGNThomas S. Hudson
12:15 P.M.-1:15 P.M.Lunch (provided)
1:15 P.M.-1:30 P.M.Afternoon Announcements and Awards
1:30 P.M.-2:00 P.M.Dean’s AddressPaul R. Burglin
2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.Keynote SpeakerRussell “Rusty” Hardin, Jr.
3:00 P.M.-3:30 P.M.Graduation


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