NCDD Sessions and Seminars

25th Anniversary Summer Session

NCDD Seminars and Sessions


July 09, 2020 - July 11, 2020

NCDD's 25th Anniversary Summer Session, presented at Harvard Law School July 9-11, has a blockbuster lineup guaranteed to recharge your batteries and improve your science and trial skills.

On Voir Dire, the legendary Robert Hirschorn will demonstrate how to get jurors talking with his renowned "looping" technique, while savvy trial attorney Donald Bartell will show you how to spot the good ones without exposing their predilections. You want help on how to pick a jury and win a trial? It doesn't get any better than this, unless you add Dyke Huisch to discuss the psychology of jury selection and jury trials and he's lecturing too!

Rodney Gullberg and Gregory Priebe will provide lectures and demonstrative testimony on breath and blood measurement uncertainty and retrograde extrapolation. Gullberg is a brilliant mathematician retired from the Washington State Highway Patrol, and he lectured for years with the Robert Borkenstein Institute. Priebe was long employed with California's Department of Justice and is an experienced forensic toxicologist on alcohol and blood analysis and expert witness testimony.

Vincent Tucci will show you how to crack a cop on cross-examination, while Steve Jones will debunk the myth that FST's show alcohol or drug impairment.

Two-hour break-out sessions will give attendees the opportunity to do their own openings and closings, with peer-reviewed feedback in a non-hostile setting.

There's more! Rachael Keast will tell you what you need to know about Immigration Consequences, and Lara Gressley will show you how to preserve your trial record for appeal.

Finally, J. Tony Serra is slated to be our keynote speaker. Tony is considered by many to be the most passionate and persuasive trial attorney since Clarence Darrow.

CDC recommendations and "stay in place" orders are being closely monitored. Registration fees will be fully refunded if cancellation becomes necessary.

Hotel Accommodations:

The Charles Hotel
Use Group Code: NCDD2020
Room Block Closes June 15, 2020.

NCDD 25th Anniversary Summer Session "Anatomy of a DUI Trial"

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

TimeEvent DescriptionLocation
3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.RegistrationCharles Hotel Lobby
6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.Attendees ReceptionCharles Ballroom Foyer
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.Attendees Dinner & Achievement Awards PresentationCharles Ballroom

SEMINAR DAY ONE – Thursday, July 9, 2020

TimeEvent DescriptionGuest Speaker
8:00a.m. - 8:45a.m.Registration/Continental Breakfast (Austin Hall)
8:45a.m. – 9:00a.m.Welcoming Remarks & IntroductionsDean Paul R. Burglin
9:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.The Tactical Voir Dire: When Less is MoreDonald J. Bartell
10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.Looping: The Technique to Get Them TalkingRobert B. Hirschhorn
11:00a.m. – 11:15a.m.Morning Break
11:15a.m. – 12:15p.m.Opening Statement: Lecture and DemonstrationD. Benjamin Sessions
12:15p.m. – 1:15p.m.LUNCH (provided)
1:15p.m. – 3:15p.m.Opening Statement WorkshopsWorkshop Leaders
3:15p.m. – 4:15p.m.The REAL Field Sobriety Tests: Don't Play on Their FieldStephen L. Jones
5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.Cocktail Reception at Noir Bar or Friends of Bill W.

SEMINAR DAY TWO – Friday, July 10, 2020

TimeEvent DescriptionGuest Speaker
8:00a.m. - 8:45a.m.Continental Breakfast (Austin Hall)
8:45a.m. – 9:45a.m.Preserving Your Record for AppealLara J. Gressley
9:45a.m. – 10:30a.m.Measurement of Uncertainty in Chemical Testing-Part IRod G. Gullberg
10:30a.m. – 10:45a.m.Morning Break
10:45a.m. – 11:30a.m.Measurement of Uncertainty in Chemical Testing-Part IIRod G. Gullberg
11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.Crossing the State’s ExpertGregory Priebe & Joseph P. St. Louis
12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m.LUNCH (provided)
1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m.Closing Argument: Lecture and DemonstrationEdward L. Fiandach
2:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.Closing Argument WorkshopsWorkshop Leaders
5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.Cocktail Reception at Noir Bar or Friends of Bill W.

SEMINAR DAY THREE – Saturday, July 11, 2020

TimeEvent DescriptionGuest Speaker
8:00a.m. – 8:45a.m.Continental Breakfast/Announcements (Austin Hall)
8:45a.m. - 9:45a.m.Immigration ConsequencesRachael E. Keast
9:45a.m. – 10:30a.m.Psychology of Jury SelectionDyke E. Huish
10:30a.m. – 10:45a.m.Morning Break
10:45a.m. – 11:30a.m.Psychology of Jury TrialsDyke E. Huish
11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.Cross Examining the CopVincent J. Tucci
12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m.LUNCH (provided)
1:30p.m. – 2:00p.m.Dean’s AddressDoug Murphy
2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.Keynote SpeakerJ. Tony Serra
3:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.Graduation CLE: 16 hours for 60 min. states. 19.2 hours for 50 min. states.



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