Sessions and Seminars


Mastering DUI Trial Skills I

Jackson, MS

We have all seen it happen! States have been constantly eroding our jury system to the point that many of us face first offense DUI/DWI trials in judge-only jurisdictions. Lately this process of jury denial has spread to second offenses, with some statutory schemes actually reducing DUI/DWI sentences below six months in order to deny the accused a jury trial. Bench trials can catch even seasoned litigators off guard by adjusting their practice from jury to bench trials alone. (How many of us have used the availability of a jury trial to secure a better result for our clients?)  In addition, younger lawyers are now faced with the daunting task of defending their clients in what must feel like a no-win bench trial situation.  The theory is that a bench trial puts the judiciary in the position of knowing and ruling on a case as would the will of the people (jury).

Keep heart, this Masters Program is here in both a timely and necessary manner. We will cater to both those who find themselves faced with bench trials and those who are new to the practice of DUI/DWI litigation. The program will feature experts in the areas of opening/closing statements, breath test science, live drinking subjects, expert witnesses, and the bench trials with drinking subjects, DUI/DWI officers and sitting DUI/DWI judges who will hear your trial to judgment.

This program may count as two hours toward a Masters Degree in Criminal Trial Advocacy and in this inaugural program, 18 hours of CLE. The program is available for registration on the NCDD website and we direct you to Mississippi College School of Law for information about acceptance to the Masters in Criminal Trial Advocacy program.

To register now, please visit:  Mastering DUI Trial Skills.

We look forward to seeing you for the most innovative program of its type available for DUI/DWI bench trials available today!

Prescription for Disaster: 2018 Winter Session

Atlanta, GA

NCDD is proud to announce that our Winter Session will be dedicated exclusively to defending the prescription medication DUI.  This event will be held at Loews Midtown Atlanta right in the heart of the city. The room block rate is $185 per night. 

Registration fee is $425 for NCDD members and $495 for non-members.

Mastering Scientific Evidence

New Orleans, LA

SAVE THE DATE:  NCDD and TCDLA is proud to announce that the nation’s premier DUI forensic science seminar will once again be held, March 22-23, at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street.  

The 24th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar (MSE) features Dr. A.W. Jones, the world’s most preeminent alcohol research scholar as it’s keynote speaker.  Dr. A.W. Jones will teach DWI defense lawyers on the current state of alcohol intoxication science research surrounding alcohol absorption, elimination, extrapolation, and blood and breath testing.  Dr. Jones will also join us in an “interactive alcohol research” program.  Other speakers are nationally renowned award winning DWI lawyers and experts in the fields of forensic toxicology, breath and blood testing. 

MSE is co-sponsored by the National College for DUI Defense and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  MSE is the original and only preeminent national DWI/DUI Scientific Evidence seminar of it’s kind featuring not just science, but successful and proven trial strategies in challenging police pseudo-scientific evidence.  The science and trial tactics are not only taught, but the concepts from the lectures are applied in a courtroom setting in a mock jury trial.  The mock jury trial this year will feature a real DWI blood test case involving an accident and prescription drug medication. Come learn proven winning trial strategies from the world’s most preeminent alcohol research scholar, and other experts and the most nationally renowned lawyers in the country.

Serious Science for Serious Lawyers

Arlington, TX

“Serious Science for Serious Lawyers:  Advanced Training in Blood Drug Analysis and Trial Advocacy” is the nation’s most comprehensive and advanced training on blood testing and trial skills related to blood testing.  This program will be held June 8-13, in Arlington, TX.  This graduate level course is for those ready to take their practice to the highest level.