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  2018 NACDL Midwinter Meeting & Seminar
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What better place than New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, to learn the core structure, composition, and technique of effective voir dire, and the improvisation skills necessary to perform at the highest level to select the perfect jury as your audience? 


Don’t take the stage without a rehearsal. Prepare for your set by joining NACDL in New Orleans— so you can select, connect, and win them over to the tune of “Not Guilty!” 

This seminar will help you improve your stagecraft by addressing cutting-edge methods of jury selection and persuasion, and teach you how to voir dire using the modern art of jury de-selection; which many feel is the most effective way to select a jury that will be open to your theory of the case. Nationally known trial lawyers and consultants will discuss specific voir dire questions and techniques on difficult topics ranging from race, to immigration, to child sexual assault. You will learn how to make the most of technology in jury selection from conducting online research on prospective jurors, to technology tools you can use for tracking jurors. 

Other topics will include the current state of social science research as it pertains to jury behavior, strategies for getting your judge to give up control of voir dire and how to best mount challenges for cause to save your preemptory challenges. 

In addition to plenary lectures, participants will have the opportunity to practice improvising voir dire techniques in small group breakouts, questioning real jurors, with coaching from outstanding lawyers who regularly teach at the National Criminal Defense College.

Make plans today to join your nationwide colleagues in New Orleans!

For more information or to register, please visit https://members.nacdl.org/event-details?id=5379cfa6-e4c6-46e3-8105-698493ae525b


5th UNAFEI Criminal Justice Training Programme
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The Fifth UNAFEI Criminal Justice Training Programme for French-Speaking African Countries (Cote d'lvoire)

For more information please visit http://www.unafei.or.jp/english/


Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 55th Annual Meeting
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The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners. ACJS will be hosting their 55th annual conference at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, LA from February 13-17, 2018. The theme of this conference is “So What? Understanding What It All Means”. More details at: http://www.acjs.org/page/2018AnnualMeetin

Lithuania National Day
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Lithuania National Day

Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog
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Like his animal namesake, people born under the sign of the Dog are very loyal. The Dog is the one who people are most likely to turn to when they need help. The Dog person will come through every time. That is because he/she is sensitive to others and empathizes with them, particularly if someone has suffered an injustice; he/she reacts quickly with the same feeling as though he/she had been personally offended. Friends know that they can rely upon their Dog friend to keep a promise or remain cool in a crisis. Dog types are honest, intelligent and straightforward. They will take on any responsibility that is given to them and you can be sure that they will do their job well. People born in this year tend to be difficult, upset and shocked more often than the other signs. Dog types do not tolerate weakness. They will work to push the weakness or the whole person with weakness out of their lives (or the pack) if the behavior continues. The dog is loyal, unselfish, and idealistic. They can sometimes be worriers and overly critical. Dogs go best with Tigers and Horses. Their friends are other Dogs and also Rabbits. Dogs get along worst with Dragons, whom they perceive as arrogant and all flash with no substance.

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