Unlike any other CLE providers focused on criminal defense, NACDL garners its quality advantage as a result of our ability to attract nationally-recognized faculties consisting of the nation's greatest legal minds, high-profile figures, politicians, and experts in a variety of specializations. These faculties translate into the production of premiere CLE programming which addresses the most current and relative issues in the criminal defense community.
LIVE CLE Training
Seminar & Webinar Calendar
Experience something different! NACDL is recognized nationally as the leading CLE provider for the criminal defense bar. Our cutting-edge programs and seminars bring together the leading defense counsel, judges, government officials, and experts from around the world to create an unparalleled CLE experience not found anywhere else. NACDL events also provide a unique forum for networking and garnering strategy insight.
DVDs & Audio CDs
Experience NACDL's premiere CLEs delivered right to your door on Video DVD or Audio CD-ROM. The opportunities to improve your practice are endless with the flexibility of NACDL's self-study CLE. Earn credits from your home, office, on a plane, or download to your mp3 player for learning "on-the-go!"--all while saving substantial time and money by eliminating your need to travel. For most programs, you can earn up to 14 credits, without ever leaving home.
Trial Guides, Manuals, Books
NACDL's extensive publications library has dozens of topics, titles, and resources--including hard-to-acquire government publications essential to your criminal law practice. CLE course manuals and other reference materials are also available. Most publications are available in hard copy or on CD-ROM and can be shipped overnight for last minute requests.
Online CLE Training
Experience NACDLcle remotely via On-Demand. Increase your professional expertise and stay up-to-speed on the latest issues and strategies all on your own schedule, and in the atmosphere you choose. Earn CLE credit all while saving a bundle on travel and lost productivity.
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Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence: A Trial Strategy Guide
NACDL’s Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence will assist criminal defense practitioners in scoring points when cross-examining forensic experts in cases involving DNA and biological evidence. This resource contains thousands of questions that will help defense lawyers cross-examine challenging witnesses without reinventing the wheel with each new case. It includes pattern questions that can be used to dominate prosecution DNA experts and level the playing field at trial.
Cross-Examination of the Analyst in Drug Prosecutions (2nd Ed.) By James M. Shellow
Now in its second edition with some new material, James M. Shellow’s book offers what its title promises: ways of thinking about cross-examining the forensic analysts in drug cases. But the book is so much more than that. It offers a look inside the mind of one of the finest cross-examiners and defense lawyers the United States has produced in the last seventy years. This small book can inspire and direct you in making big changes in the way you defend your clients and think about the entire project of trying any case.
Justice For All, Justice Now White T-Shirt (Women’s)
This custom, vintage-faded NACDL t-shirt is 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon weighing 5.2 oz. and is lightwieght, flexible and soft, providing maximum comfort. It features the "Justice For All, Justice Now" slogan and Lady Liberty image on the front, with the NACDL logo on the back. Currently available in both men's and women's sizes in both black and white colors. View the full line-up of colors and sizes on our online store, as well as our other popular and best-selling t-shirt designs at: nacdl.org/store.
Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection - CD-ROM
NACDL’s Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection is the sweeping culmination of every single article of written materials ever published from each installment of NACDL's annual "Defending Modern Drug Cases" seminar. Totaling over 12,000 pages, this vast collection includes 12+ years of motions, briefs, reports, outlines, transcripts, case citations, scholarly articles, powerpoints and other written commentaries. This collection provides trial strategies and tactics you can immediately apply to your current cases.
Mental Illness & the Law: Addressing and Litigating Behavioral Health Disorders in Criminal Cases
Whether it is insanity, impairment, a disorder, or adolescent brain development; mental health and intellectual competence issues affect pretrial supervision, trial and sentencing, and your chances of successfully advocating for your impaired client. This training provides ideas and proven solutions to assist you in advocating for your client during trial, whether it be insanity defenses, jury selection, cross of expert witnesses, persuasion, or mitigation at sentencing.