Prosecutor 101: The 1st Day of the Rest of Your Life: Ethics for New Prosecutors
On-Demand Webinar: Prosecutor 101: The 1st Day of the Rest of Your Life: Ethics for New Prosecutors
This experienced trial attorney and supervisor will cover the ethical foundations for all attorneys and those unique to prosecutors. He will discuss how to handle defense attorneys, victims, and witnesses effectively and ethically, as well as cover the issues of competence and workloads from an ethics perspective. This 90-minute session is a fine primer for new attorneys, as well as a review for experienced attorneys.
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NDAA's mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff email@example.com.
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Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
City of Alexandria
David Lord is the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Alexandria, Virginia; an adjunct professor in Criminal Procedure at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia School of Law; and a published author. He has been employed as a prosecutor for over 17 years and has broad litigation experience, having tried 59 cases to trial before a jury and many hundreds more as bench trials. In addition to his work as a trial attorney, David has developed an expertise in prosecutorial ethics and David teaches on that topic at multiple conferences each year. He is on the permanent faculty of Trauma to Trial and Prosecutor’s Bootcamp, two statewide training conferences for Virginia prosecutors. David also provides individual workshops on legal ethics and professionalism. David has previously taught on white collar crimes, mental health law, proactive prosecution, and diversity issues. David also spends time researching and writing on legal ethics and has published the following articles on this topic: -Breaking the Faustian Bargain: Using Ethical Norms to Level the Playing Field in Criminal Plea Bargaining, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. XXXV. -Give em' the Ol' Razzle Dazzle: The Ethics of Trial Advocacy and the Case of Kyle Rittenhouse , Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Vol. 27, Issue 2. -In Defense of the Juggernaut: The Ethical and Constitutional Argument for Prosecutorial Discretion, American University's Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, Vol. 31, Issue 1 (upcoming, 2022). As a prosecutor, David supervises multiple other attorneys and works with the Alexandria Treatment Court, a program that seeks to help divert from conviction and incarceration individuals with substance use disorder that engage in nonviolent felony offenses. David’s prior dockets have included the prosecution of adult sex crimes, homicides, robberies, fraud/embezzlement offenses, asset forfeiture, juvenile delinquency, gang crimes and traffic cases. David is a former President of the Alexandria Bar Association. David is a recipient of the 2017 Warren B. Von Schuch Distinguished Assistant Award, the 2014, 2015, and 2020 S. Randolph Sengel Award for Prosecutorial Excellence, the 2017 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Award, and the 2019 Michael R. Doucette Lecturer of Merit Award.
Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.50 Hour
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NDAA will gladly offer training course attendees a credit for the full course amount which you or an office colleague can use for the rescheduled course or a future NDAA course of your choosing prior to September 30, 2021. As always, substitutions are accepted at any time. Note, NDAA regrets that cash refunds are not available. Please submit all requests to NDAA in writing via email to Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff at firstname.lastname@example.org. *NDAA reserves the right to update this policy on an as-needed basis.