“From my very first NACDL seminar, I knew that NACDL would always be an important part of my life. Simply put, I knew that NACDL would make me a better lawyer. Given this, I did the math: it made huge financial, as well as professional sense, to become a Life Member. This has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. “
“After more than 10 years as a Regular member, I made the decision that my professional career was committed to criminal defense and so converting to a Life Membership conveyed an important message to current and potential clients in Florida and beyond. It’s more challenging than ever to protect client’s rights at all stages of the cases, and there’s no better forum than NACDL to stay on top of effective strategy. It is an honor and a privilege to be an NACDL Life Member! “
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
“Early in my career I recognized the value of Life Membership to me personally as a solo practitioner and ultimately in my representation of my clients. My Lifetime Membership is an investment in the organization I believe in, the organization that stands for and by me as a criminal defense lawyer, and the organization that advocates my issues as a criminal lawyer.
Past President, NACDL
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Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!