NCDD Sessions and Seminars

2023 Winter Session

NCDD Seminars and Sessions


January 12, 2023 - January 13, 2023

Andaz San Diego Hotel.

Room rate $239 per night

Facing Death: Case Studies and Trial Practice in the DUI Death and Serious Injury Case

Featuring: Mark Richards, Esq.

”I Don’t Represent Causes, I Represent Clients!”

State of Wisconsin v. Kyle H. Rittenhouse

Scorpion, NCDD’s Official Digital Marketing Services Partner


$575 - NCDD Member
$750 - Non-Member
$250 - Individual Public Defender
$150 - Individual Public Defenders (from same office) per person


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

SEMINAR DAY ONE-Thursday January 12, 2023

TimeEvent DescriptionPresenter
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Opening: Facing Death. Higher Stakes, Bereaved Families, and Sleepless Nights.NCDD Dean Andrew Mishlove
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.The State’s Investigation, and What you Need to Do Right Now.Hon. Catherine V. Evans
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Morning Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Accident Reconstruction: Human Factors and PhysicsDaniel R. Billington II, Accident Reconstructionist
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Voir Dire in the Death or Serious Injury CaseVirginia L. Landry
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Case Study: A Trial Story: Winning the Vehicular Murder Charge by Mitigation.G. Cole Casey
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Afternoon Break
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Case Study: A Trial Story: Winning the Vehicular Homicide Charge by Impeaching the State’s Reconstruction Engineer.Dennis Melowski
5:15 p.m.Cocktail ReceptionAndaz San Diego Hotel

SEMINAR DAY TWO-Friday January 13, 2023

TimeEvent DescriptionPresenter
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Breakfast and Exhibits
8:45 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.Opening RemarksDean Andrew Mishlove
9:00 a.m.– 9:20 a.m.Scorpion-NCDD’s Official Digital Marketing Services Partner
9:20 a.m.– 10:00 a.m.Sentencing: The Worst has Happened. The Scales Cannot be Balanced. We Need a Story of Context and Redemption.Dean Andrew Mishlove
10:00 a.m.– 10:45 a.m.Issues in Forensic PathologyJohn Hunsucker
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Morning Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Case Study: A Case of Chirality: Chemistry Defense in a DUI Meth HomicideAmanda K. Riek & David Bolles
12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Pretrial Litigation in the Serious Case: Motions in Limine, Daubert, Suppression, Etc.Lara J. Gressley
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Restitution: How to Use Available Insurance and Avoid the Double Dip.Lynn Gorelick
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Afternoon Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Case Study: A Trial Story: From the Lab to the Verdict. Winning by Impeaching the ChemistDonald J. Ramsell
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.The Kyle Rittenhouse Case. Winning the High-Profile Homicide: “I Don’t Represent Causes, I Represent Clients!”Mark Richards
5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Closing Ceremony


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