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You asked, we listened. The National District Attorneys Association is excited to introduce our virtual Trial Advocacy Academy – 101 Series. This series is designed for less experienced prosecutors to help guide practice, develop skill, create network, and provide resources relating to trial advocacy. Each series topic will include a blog post to NDAA’s general community group, a live webinar, which will also be accessible through our on-demand library, and a one-pager providing a summary of the most relevant topic information.

 101 Series topics will include:

  • Analytical Advocacy - March 19, 2024
  • Identifying and Anticipating Motions and Defenses - May 9, 2024 
  • Jury Selection
  • Opening Statements
  • Witness Preparation
  • Direct Examination
  • Cross-Examination
  • Presentation of Evidence
  • Digital Evidence in Trial
  • Trial Objections
  • Closing Arguments
  • Maintaining Professionalism in an Adversarial System (Ethics)
  • Attorney Wellness
  • Making a Good Record

Register and attend three Trial Advocacy Academy - 101 Series webinars and receive a $50 credit toward a NDAA training. 

Join us on March 19, 2024, for the official launch of NDAA’s Trial Advocacy Academy – 101 Series, where we will begin at the beginning, with a webinar focused on Analytical Advocacy.

While this series will bring value to all experience levels, the 101 Series is designed for prosecutors with less than five (5) years of experience. This series is also designed to work in conjunction with the NDAA Trial Advocacy Manual

National District Attorneys Association Trial Advocacy Working Group

NDAA would like to thank and acknowledge the members of the Trial Advocacy Working Group for their contributions to this project. 

Lisa Crane, Supervising Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, CA         

Faris Dixon, Jr., District Attorney, Pitt County District Attorney's Office, NC

G. Michael Ebell, Attorney Trainer, Department of Law Anchorage, AK

Emily Froehle, Assistant County Attorney, Dakota County Attorney's Office, MN

David Greenwald, Senior Assistant County Attorney, Douglas County District Attorney's Office, KS

Britt Imes, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, CA 

Luke Inman, District Attorney, 100th Judicial District Attorney's Office, TX

Donna Kauffman, Chief Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, CA

Christopher Lane, Prosecutor, Floyd County Prosecutor's Office, IN

Gregg Olson, Retired District Attorney, Fairbanks County District Attorney, AK

Kevin Salzman, County Attorney, Ford County Attorney's Office, KS

Jennifer Tatum, Chief Assistant District Attorney, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, KS