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2022 Advanced Criminal Law Seminar

St. Regis Aspen Resort, Aspen, CO

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Program Summary:

Presented in cooperation with NACDL and Victor Sherman, there is nothing else like this ultimate networking and CLE event for the criminal defense bar. Intended for both veteran and young lawyers, it is bar-none the best criminal defense seminar in the country set in the best ski town in Colorado.

Plan now for your family winter getaway in fantastic Aspen, CO, where you'll find a world-class skiing environment, unlimited daily activities for the kids, shopping, and restaurants that rival any place in the world, AND.... an unparalleled CLE with a star-studded faculty discussing the latest topics and trends!

In order to ensure the highest level of safety for our attendees, NACDL will be implementing the following safety measures at the conference:

  1. All attendees will be required to wear a mask in public indoor settings. NACDL will have masks available for all participants at the registration desk, and signs will be displayed as a reminder to keep masks on at all times (except when eating or drinking). 
  2. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the hotel property, including at the entrance to all meeting rooms. 
  3. The seminar room will be arranged with socially distanced tables/chairs to the best of our ability.
  4. Daily health check measures will be instituted before gaining access to the seminar, including a 3-point questionnaire, and a temperature check.
  5. All participants will need to self-certify they have received the full dosage of a vaccine for COVID-19 prior to attending.


The program agenda and faculty are subject to change.

Sunday, January 23, 2022
4:00-6:00 pm Early Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 pm

Opening Reception

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8:00 pm

Opening Dinner – Featuring remarks by NACDL President Martin Sabelli  (San Francisco, CA)

Monday, January 24, 2022
7:00 am Early Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
8:00-9:00 am Marijuana Law:  From Seed to Sale  – Eric Shevin (Sherman Oaks, CA)
9:00-10:00 am Forfeiture Update: Protecting Our Client and Our Fees – Steven L. Kessler (New York, NY)
10:00am-3:45pm Free time for skiing and other activities in Aspen
4:00-6:00 pm SCOTUS & D.C. Update – Jeffrey L. Fisher (Stanford, CA) and Neal Katyal (Washington, DC)
6:00 pm Adjourn for the Day
7:00 pm

Welcome to Aspen Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
7:00 am Breakfast and Exhibits
8:00-9:00 am Another Bite of the Apple:  Motions for Compassionate Release – Charles Curlett (Baltimore, MD)
9:00-10:00 am Perspectives from the Bench – Hon. Amy Berman Jackson, U.S District Court for the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
10:00am-3:45pm Free time for skiing and other activities in Aspen
4:00-5:00 pm Disclosing Police Officer Bias – Ian Wallach (Los Angeles, CA)
5:00-6:00 pm An Inside View of the Rittenhouse Case – Mark Richards (Racine, WI) 
6:00 pm Adjourn for the Day
7:00 pm

Stephen Komie and Bruce Udolf Birthday Party 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
7:00 am Breakfast and Exhibits
8:00-9:00 am Social Media and Digital Marketing – Mark M. O’Mara (Orlando, FL) and Michael Mogill (Atlanta, GA)
9:00-10:00 am More Than Words on a Page: The Role of Visual Media in Sentencing Mitigation – John Brown (Los Angeles, CA) & Michael Sellers (Los Angeles, CA)
10:00am-3:45pm Free time for activities
4:00-5:00 pm Ethics & Fee Agreements – Paola Armeni (Las Vegas, NV)
5:00-6:00 pm Lawyers Behaving Badly: Being an Ethical Advocate from Tech, to Talk, to Transcripts  – Brian Tannebaum (Miami, FL)
6:00 pm Conference Adjourns


CLE Information

NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 12 general credit hours in every state requiring pre-approval. Approved hours for each state will be identified at the seminar. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NE, NM, PA and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.


The majestic mountains of Aspen are home to some of the world’s finest skiing and teaching facilities. The St. Regis Aspen sits in the heart of the action. Ajax, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass Mountains, all just minutes away, offer a multitude of skiing delights. Whether you enjoy hitting the slopes or relaxing by the fire, Aspen will renew and invigorate your spirits. The St. Regis Aspen is the perfect setting to attend the educational session and still be on the slopes early in the day. And the mystical town of Aspen, with its exciting art galleries, intriguing crafts and shops, and world-class restaurants and cafes will have you dreaming of your next visit. Come enjoy this awe-inspiring “world’s best” winter resort town, and bring the family!

The St. Regis Aspen
315 E. Dean Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Online reservations: Book your group rate for NACDL 2022
Phone reservations: 970-429-9504 or 1-877-787-3447
Group rate: S/D $550 + tax (Expires December 31, 2021).
Please mention "group rate for 2022 NACDL Advanced Criminal Law Seminar" to receive the applicable discount rate.
Rooms/discounted group rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date.
NACDL ROOM BLOCK - SOLD OUT (see below for alternate accomodations).


Mountain Chalet Aspen
333 East Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
Reservations: 1-888-925-7797

Hotel Jerome
330 East Main St
Aspen, CO 81611
Reservations: 1-855-331-7213

For discounted lift tickets unavailable to other travel agents, please contact Deanna Murphy at or call (970) 900-8795. Tickets must be pre-ordered & pre-paid by December 6, 2021. Tickets ordered after 12/07/2021 will be at a higher rate.
Online Reservations:

Questions? Contact Director of Events Akvile Athanason at or call (202) 872-8600 x630.

Sponsorship and Exhibits

For information on exhibiting or sponsorships, please contact NACDL's Sales and Marketing Manager Jason Petty at or call (202) 465-7637.

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NACDL would like to thank the following sponsors, exhibitors, and affinity partners for their support and contributions:


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Needs Based Scholarships

Based on need, scholarships are available to NACDL members for up to 50% off the standard seminar fee of $719. Approved recipients are responsible for the remainder of the tuition fee, which is $360. The reduced scholarship fee includes seminar tuition and a free download of the seminar written materials.Travel, hotel, and other costs are not included.

To Apply: Prepare and e-mail a letter of no more than two pages explaining the reason why you believe you should receive the grant to: NACDL Director of Events Akvile Athanason, at All applications must be submitted before registering for the seminar and received by December 25, 2021.



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Members of NACDL enjoy exclusive registration rates for our seminars along with all the benefits from joining.

Registration Fees
Regular, Life, and Sustaining Members $719
Non Members (includes 1 year membership)  $919
CJA Panel Lawyers $479
Young Lawyers (under 40) $479
ALL California Lawyers (Residents Only) $699
ALL State or Federal Defenders $479
Additional Guests - Events Only Packages
Guest Event Package $200
Children's Event Package $150

Code of Conduct

NACDL endeavors to foster a working, learning, and social environment free of harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and insult. To that end, NACDL has adopted a Code of Conduct for Affiliated Persons that applies to all attendees and participants of any kind at all NACDL sponsored events.

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