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2023 Advanced Criminal Law Seminar

St. Regis Aspen Resort, Aspen, CO - 12.0 Credits/2.0 Ethics Credit

Agenda Faculty CLE Hotel Exhibitor/Sponsor Scholarships Pricing Register Online Register by PDF

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!

Agenda

The program agenda and faculty are subject to change.

Sunday, January 22, 2023
4:00-6:00 pm Early Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 pm Opening Reception 
8:00 pm Opening Dinner – Featuring remarks by NACDL President Nellie King (West Palm Beach, FL)
Monday, January 23, 2023
7:00 am Early Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
8:00-9:00 am Winning With Motions in Limine – Tama Beth Kudman (West Palm Beach, FL)
9:00-10:00 am Trying a Case Successfully with “Bubkas!”  – Dyke Huish (Mission Viejo, CA)
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 24, 2023
7:00 am Breakfast and Exhibits
8:00-9:00 am Views from the Bench – Hon. Amy Berman Jackson, U.S District Court for the District of Columbia (Washington, DC) and Neal Katyal (Washington, DC)
9:00-10:00 am Plea Bargaining from Different Perspectives – Hon. Zachary Bolitho, U.S District Court, Northern District of Florida (Pensacola, FL)
10:00am-3:45pm Free time for skiing and other activities in Aspen
4:00-5:00 pm Effective Storytelling: Drafting and Delivering Great Opening and Closing Arguments – Eric Davis (Houston, TX)
5:00-6:00 pm The Questioning of Corporate Individuals in Criminal Investigations – Bruce H. Searby (Washington, DC) and Steven J. Olson (Los Angeles, CA)
6:00 pm Adjourn for the Day
7:00 pm Stephen Komie and Bruce Udolf Birthday Party 
LOCATION: Mountain Chalet, 333 E. Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
7:00 am Breakfast and Exhibits
8:00-9:00 am Swords, Shields & the Stored Communications Act – Stephen Ross Johnson (Knoxville, TN)
9:00-10:00 am The Last Line of Defense to Sexual Assault: Turning Jurors Into Protectors – Ian N. Friedman (Cleveland, OH)
10:00am-3:45pm Free time for activities
4:00-5:00 pm There’s a Rule for That: Ethical Issues in Criminal Defense – Ellen Brotman (Philadelphia, PA)
5:00-6:00 pm Ethical Dilemmas in Creative Advocacy – Sonya Pfeiffer (Charlotte, NC and Toronto, ON) and David Rudolf (Charlotte, NC and Toronto, ON)
6:00 pm Conference Adjourns

Faculty

CLE Information

NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 12.00 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.

Hotel

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 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Phone reservations: 970-429-9500 or 1-888-627-7198
Group discount rate: S/D $565 - SOLD OUT / Current standard rate: $1,000/night and up. 
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 alternative nearby accommodations)
or try Airbnb or Hotels.com.

ST. REGIS HOTEL RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY
All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a 100% prepayment of room and tax, or guaranteed with a major credit card that will be charged thirty (30) days prior to arrival. Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the dates indicated, and, upon check-in, shall be applied to the guest folio of the reserved stay. Cancellations may be made without penalty until thirty (30) days prior to their arrival date. Cancellation inside thirty (30) days will forfeit all deposits on record. Shortening of stay, including early departure and no-show, within thirty (30) days, is also considered cancellation and subject to forfeiture of deposit amounts related to those room nights unused. 

NEARBY ALTERNATE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
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

Sponsorship and Exhibits

Disclaimer: NACDL does not necessarily endorse or guarantee the quality, applicability, or discounts of the products and/or services of its exhibitors. Users of these products and/or services do so at their sole discretion and NACDL assumes no responsibility for them.

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

Sponsor/Exhibit Prospectus

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

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Scholarships

Needs Based Scholarships

Based on need, scholarships are available to NACDL members for up to 50% off the standard seminar fee of $729. Approved recipients are responsible for the remainder of the tuition fee, which is $365. 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 aathanason@nacdl.org. All applications must be submitted before registering for the seminar and received by December 25, 2022.

NACDL MEMBERSHIP AND RESERVATION AT THE HOST HOTEL ARE REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS.

Pricing

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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 $729
Non Members (includes 1 year membership)  $919
CJA Panel Lawyers $609
Young Lawyers (under 40) $519
ALL California Lawyers (Residents Only) $699
ALL State or Federal Defenders $479
Additional Guests - Events Only Packages
Guest Event Package $250
Children's Event Package $199

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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