national college for DUI defense



The National College for DUI Defense®, Inc. (NCDD) is a professional, non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar, and to the dissemination of information to the public about DUI Defense Law as a specialty area of law practice. The National College is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.It consists of a governing Board of Regents, Fellows, a Founding Membership, a Sustaining Membership and a General Membership.

College members represent the most experienced DUI defense attorneys in the country. The original Founding Members funded the establishment of the college, and are among the top DUI practitioners in the United States. Since its founding, the College continues to recognize, as Sustaining Members, defense lawyers who have demonstrated the skill and experience of the original Founding Members, as well as the generosity to financially sustain the growth of the NCDD. General Members are the backbone of the college—capable, experienced attorneys who dedicate a portion of their practice to the defense of DUI cases throughout the country.

When the National College for DUI Defense® was founded, the Board of Regents envisioned a Board Certification program as the culmination of its program of education. In 1999, the Board instituted Board Certification as a means of recognizing lawyers within the college who exemplify the program’s standards, and who meet the criteria established by the Board of Regents: extensive experience trying DUI cases and litigating pre-trial issues, a broad knowledge of the science involved in testing for intoxicants, and a command of the legal process on which DUI cases are framed.


2019 Winter Session (1/18 – 1/19)

Lights, Camera, Action! This one and half day program will examine the DRE process as it relates to cannabis and prescription drugs.  It will include a live side by side DRE of three dosed subjects.  AND for the first time ever, you can attend via...

Mastering Scientific Evidence (4/4 – 4/5)

NCDD and TCDLA are proud to announce that the nation’s premier DUI forensic science seminar will once again be held, April 4-5, 2019, at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA. 2019 Mastering Scientific Evidence AgendaApril 4-5, 2019...

NHTSA SFST Student Course (5/2 – 5/4)

NCDD is proud to offer the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course, May 2-4 in Atlanta, GA.  This three day, intensive hands-on course will teach the student using the same curriculum as law enforcement.  The...

2019 Summer Session (7/18 – 7/20)

Save The Date! The 2019 Summer Session is back at Austin Hall at Harvard Law School and will once again focus exclusively on trial skills.  "From Voir Dire to Verdict" will take a DUI trial from beginning to end, giving the attendee countless tools to sharpen their...