NCDD Sessions and Seminars

2024 Winter Session-Lessons from Legends Part One: Breathe Life into Your Case

NCDD Seminars and Sessions

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January 18, 2024 - January 19, 2024

Atlanta, GA

Winter Session 2024 is “Breathe Life Into Your Case” and will be focusing entirely on trial scenarios for a breath testing case. Lots of nuggets are planned and this is surely a seminar you don’t want to miss! We will have Lessons From Legends Part I, featuring Doug Murphy, Michael Hawkins, William, Victor Carmody, and Flem Whited and you will also hear from some other exciting and highly talented presenters. You will not want to miss these Lessons to Be Learned!

The course will be held at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Our room rate is $229/night. You can make your hotel reservations by clicking the link above.


$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 18, 2024

TimeEvent DescriptionPresenter
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Opening RemarksNCDD Dean Virginia L. Landry
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Voir Dire: Start With A Deep BreathDoug Murphy
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Opening Statements and Demonstration: The Breath of LifeMichael M. Hawkins
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Morning Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Workshops: Choose one track (Select from Options Below
Track 1Voir Dire
Track 2Opening Statements
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch and Vendor Presentations
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Breath Testing: Breathe Life Into Your CaseJuanita T. Kimble
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Take Their Breath Away: Say Hello to My Little Friend—The Use of Scientific Treatises in Cross-Examination to Defeat Breath TestingMichelle L. Behan
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Afternoon Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Demonstrative Evidence: If You Can Breathe, You Can SurviveVictor W. Carmody, Jr.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Breath Testing Machines: May The Breath Be With You—Differences Between Man and MachineVictor W. Carmody, Jr.
5:00 p.m.Formal Session Ends
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.Wet Labs and Machine Handling (Bring Your Machines)
6:00 p.m.Cocktail ReceptionHickory Room at the hotel

SEMINAR DAY TWO-Friday January 19, 2024

TimeEvent DescriptionPresenter
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast and Exhibits
8:30 a.m.– 8:45 a.m.Opening RemarksDean Virginia L. Landry
8:45 a.m.– 9:45 a.m.Breath Overviews: Understanding the Flow—The BasicsDean Virginia L. Landry
9:45 a.m.– 10:45 a.m.Breath Specifics and Using Your Expert to Breathe Life Into Your Case (An advanced case study)Victor W. Carmody, Jr. and Dr. Jimmie Valentine
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Morning Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Don’t Stop Breathing, It Is Bad For Your Health--EthicsSara Compher-Rice
12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Closing Statements: When Your Breath is All Gone William K. Kirk
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Workshops: Choose one track (Select from Options Below)
Track 1Crossing the Breath Test and Using Your Expert
Track 2Closing Statements
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Afternoon Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Key Note Speaker: Good Breath To Know-Now and Then Flem K. Whited, III
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Every Breath Counts: From Passion to PracticeDean Virginia L. Landry
5:00 p.m.Seminar Concludes

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