NCDD Sessions and Seminars

2019 Winter Session

NCDD Seminars and Sessions


January 18, 2019 - January 19, 2019

Lights, Camera, Action!

This one and half day program will examine the DRE process as it relates to cannabis and prescription drugs. It will include a live side by side DRE of three dosed subjects. AND for the first time ever, you can attend via online!!!

Thursday January 17, 2019

TimeEvent DescriptionPresenter
6:00 p.m.Attendees' Cocktail ReceptionHollywood Roosevelt Hotel

SEMINAR DAY ONE - Friday, January 18, 2019

TimeEvent DescriptionPresenter
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Announcements and OverviewWilliam K. Kirk, Dean
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Pulp Fiction: The DRE OverviewAnthony D. Palacios & Ron Lloyd
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Morning Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.Up in Smoke: Cannabis and CarsGeorge L. Bianchi
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.The Perfect Storm: Drug CombinationsDr. Fran Gengo
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Parts Unknown: The Questions the DRE Does Not Want You to Ask ThemDr. Lance A. Platt, Ph.D.
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Twelve Angry Men: Voir Dire in a DRE CaseDoug Murphy
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Afternoon Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Silver Linings Playbook: Openings in a DRE CaseKimberly J. Benjamin
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Man on Fire: Cross Examination of a DREFelipe Plascencia
5:00 p.m.Attendees Cocktail Reception – Sponsored by: Scorpion

SEMINAR DAY TWO - Saturday, January 19, 2019

TimeEvent DescriptionPresenter
7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.AnnouncementsWilliam K. Kirk, Dean
8:30 a.m.– 9:30 a.m.LA Confidential: The Ethics of Representing Those Suffering From AddictionVirginia L. Landry
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Back to School: DRE Studies and Your Virtual Forensic LibraryBell T. Island
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.The Last Picture Show: Closing Arguments in a DRE CaseDonald J. Bartell
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.To Live and Die in LA: Live DRE ExaminationsAnthony D. Palacios, Ron Lloyd & Dr. Lance A. Platt, Ph.D.
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.The Last Samurai: Closing Argument DemonstrationDonald J. Bartell
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Giveaways and Conclude

Registration Fees:


  • NCDD Member – $575
  • Non-Member – $750
  • Public Defender (Individual) – $250


  • NCDD Member – $525
  • Non-Member – $700
  • Public Defender Agency – $500


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