Criminal Masters in Advocacy 2021: Expanding your Litigation Toolbox

Fri, October 15, 2021   |   8:45 a.m - 4 p.m.   |  
  |   CLE Hours: 6.0 CLE Hours
This CLE is designed to enhance the criminal litigator’s trial toolbox and will provide valuable current techniques and strategies about Marijuana Impaired Driving Defense, Cell Phone Forensics, Cannabis Law, DNA, Racial Justice and Sex Offenses.
The seminar is directed towards seasoned attorneys who are looking for new plans of attack and strategies as well as litigators who are newer to criminal defense litigation.

Topics & Speakers

8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair

Mary S. Pollard, Executive Director, Office of Indigent Defense Services, Durham

9 a.m. Mastering the Marijuana Impaired Driving Defense

Doug Scott, Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management, Inc., Lillington

10 a.m. Litigating Sex Offense Cases

Lisa Dubs, Law Offices of Lisa Andrew Dubs, Hickory
Susan Seahorn, Retired Public Defender 15B, Hillsborough
Woodrena Baker-Harrell, Chief Public Defender for 15B, Hillsborough

11 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Cell Phone Forensics and Tracking for Legal Professionals

Spencer McInvaille, Examiner, Envista Forensics, Morrisville

12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Cannabis and NC Law

Phil Dixon, Defender Educator, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill

1:45 p.m. Evaluation of Complex DNA Mixtures Using Probabilistic Genotyping (PG) Software

Dr. Maher “Max” Noureddine, DNA/Serology Expert, ForensiGen LLC, Oak Ridge

2:45 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Litigating Racial Justice

Emily Coward, Project Attorney, Public Defense Education, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill

4 p.m. Adjourn

Planning Committee

  • Allison B. Garren, Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, Shelby
  • LeAnn Melton, LeAnn Melton, Attorney at Law, Asheville
  • Anthony F. Monaghan, Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office, Charlotte
  • Margaret Teich, Brazil & Burke, P.A., Morganton
Virtual Registration
Event Rates
Regular Rate
$290.00 NCAJ Member
$250.00 NCAJ Attorney Member (2-5 years licensure)
$185.00 NCAJ Public Service Member
$140.00 NCAJ Legal Assistant Member
$390.00 Non-Member
$185.00 NCAJ Retired Member
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