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Defending Modern Drug Cases - A 13-Episode Web Series

Online - CLE Credits: 13.5 General/1.0 Ethics

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Drug prosecutions are once again on the rise as some states have enacted tougher drug laws. From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury to cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result.

This web series will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s climate for increased drug prosecutions.

Register for this unique online web series to learn innovative strategies and techniques by leading experts and criminal defense practitioners for defending modern drug charges. Have an arsenal of tools at the ready to win your next modern drug case. 

FORMAT: Online Web Training
DATE: Access any time
DURATION: Approx. 13 hours
CLE: This training may be eligible for self-study CLE credit, where authorized. The program is currently eligible for credit in the following states: Arizona (13.5), Arkansas (13.5), California (13.5), Colorado (16), Florida (16), Idaho (13.5), Illinois (13.5), Kentucky (13.5), Mississippi (13.5), Nevada (13.5), New Mexico (4), New York (16), Ohio (13.5), Washington (13.5)

WATCH a 15-minute preview here:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The link will be sent to you in a confirmation email. REGISTRANTS WILL HAVE 21 days to complete the entire program.


Speakers & Topics:

  1. Drug Pipeline Cases – John Berry (Lincoln, NE) & Mallory Hughes (Omaha, NE)
  2. Immigration Consequences in Drug Offense Cases – Graciela Martinez (Los Angeles, CA) and Bobby Hill (Los Angeles, CA)
  3. Analyzing & Writing Persuasive Motions to Suppress – Vincent Savarese III (Las Vegas, NV)
  4. Put Your Client Up: Creating a Counternarrative with Client Testimony at Suppression Hearings – Chris Frey (Reno, NV)
  5. Voir Dire in a Drug Case – Michael Heiskell (Fort Worth, TX)
  6. Openings & Closings in Drug Cases – Todd Pugh (Chicago, IL) and Chelsy Van Overmeiren (Chicago, IL)
  7. Drugs, Gangs, and Violence: Successfully Navigating a Perfect RICO Storm – Karen Goldstein (Los Angeles, CA)
  8. The Dark Net, Bitcoin, & Money Laundering: The Modern Drug Case – Nina Marino (Beverly Hills, CA), Jennifer Lieser-Deubler (Beverly Hills, CA)
  9. They're Not Allowed to Do It Either: Fighting Governmental Witness Tampering – Kevin Sali (Portland, OR)
  10. The Ethics of Legal Advertising: Online Presence & Reputation Management – Susan Williams (Summerville, SC)
  11. Asset Forfeiture: “The Legal Response to The Forfeiture Racket” – Stephen Komie (Chicago, IL)
  12. Trial Preparation and Investigation – Christopher Renfroe (Forest Hills, NY) 
  13. Representing Clients in the Cannabis Industry: The Changing Regulatory Landscape – Timothy E. Zerillo (Portland, ME)


CLE Information

This training may be eligible for self-study CLE credit, where authorized. The program is currently eligible for credit in the following states: Alabama (13.5), Arizona (13.5), Arkansas (13.5), California (13.5), Florida (16), Illinois (13.5), Indiana (13.5), Maine (13.5), Mississippi (13.5), Nebraska (13.5), Nevada (13.5), New Jersey (16), New Mexico (4), New York (16), Ohio (13.5), Pennsylvania (13.5), South Carolina (pending), Washington (13.5).


Members of NACDL enjoy exclusive registration rates for our programs along with all the benefits from joining.

Registration Fees
Regular, Life, and Sustaining Members $169
Non Members  $199
ALL Public Defenders $129

Code of Conduct

NACDL endeavors to foster a working, learning, and social environment free of harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and insult. To that end, NACDL has adopted a Code of Conduct for Affiliated Persons that applies to all attendees and participants of any kind at all NACDL sponsored events.

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