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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!
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (Hamdan I)
NACDL amicus curiae brief in support of petitioner-appellee Salim Ahmed Hamdan. Military commissions created by Respondents are incompatible with the express or implied will of Congress. Constitutionally, there is no “inherent” Presidential authority to create these military commissions and challenge to their jurisdiction via habeas corpus has long been recognized in our military law.
Merits Reply Brief of Appellant Martha Stewart
Testimonial co-defendant statement (Crawford hearsay) issues; perjury by government expert witness; more.
Roper v. Simmons
Amici Curiae brief: The joint brief argues that evolving standards of decency now make it clear that imposition of the death penalty on an individual who commits a murder at age 17 is cruel and unusual in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. Also: Amicus Curiae brief, USSupCt., No. 03-633. Human Rights Committee of the Bar of England and Wales, et al.
Shepard v. United States
NACDL amicus curiae brief arguing that (I) Almendarez-Torres v. United States, 523 U.S. 224 (1998) was wrongly decided, has been eroded by subsequent cases, and should be overruled, and (II) in the alternative, the Court should reverse and clarify that the government bears the burden of proving prior convictions through reliable evidence that reflects adversarial testing.