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Upcoming events

    • 24 Apr 2024
    • 31 May 2024

    2024 Legislative Update

    With Spike Eickholt 

    Spike Eickholt, member and NCDAA lobbyist, will summarize recently enacted legislation that impacts the practice of criminal law.  Spike will focus on specific statutory changes relating to changes to criminal procedure and criminal law. We will host several in person legislative update seminars across the state, as well as a remote webinar. See list below, for a location near you. 

    These are free CLE events for members of the NCDAA. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

    Berry Law Conference Room, 1414 Harney Street #400, Omaha, April 24 at noon. 

    Douglas County Public Defender Office, Omaha, May 1 at noon, for attorneys in the DC PD’s office only 

    115 Railway Street Suite C-110, Scottsbluff, May 9 at noon MDT

    Chicken Coop, 120 3rd Street, Grand Island, May 10 at noon 

    District Event Center, 218 West Norfolk Ave, Norfolk, May 16 at noon

    Hruska Law Center, 635 South 14th Street, Lincoln, May 17 at noon 

    Remote, May 31 at noon. Webinar link will be sent at a later date. 

    • 24 May 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Embassy Suites, La Vista

    NCDAA Juvenile Justice Seminar

    Motions to Transfer: Adult Crime does not equate to Adult Time and  Mitigation: The Yea But phase of Criminal Justice

    Presented by Dennis Marks, Dr Kirk Newring and Spike Eickholt 

    Friday, May 24, 2024

    Embassy Suites, LaVista

    This seminar will provide invaluable insights into navigating the complexities of juvenile law, equipping you with the knowledge and strategies needed to effectively represent young clients in the legal system. Whether you're a seasoned attorney or new to juvenile law, this seminar offers an excellent opportunity to enhance your skills and network with fellow professionals in the field. Space is limited, so we encourage you to reserve your seat early.

    NCDAA is an accredited sponsor. The seminar has been approved for 6 hours of MCLE credit in Nebraska.


    Mitigation: The Yea But phase of Criminal Justice

    8:45-10:15 Adolescent Development: Kids are different, and Brain Injuries, with Dennis Marks

    10:15-10:30 Break 

    10:30-11:30 Adolescent Brain Development, with Dr Newring

    11:30 – 12:00 Juvenile Justice 2024 Legislative Update, with Spike Eickholt 

    Lunch provided 


    Motions to Transfer: Adult Crime does not equate to Adult Time 

    1:00-2:30 Significance and Presentation Overview, with Dennis Marks 

    2:30-2:45 Break 

    2:45-4:15 Criteria, Theory of the case, Section 43-276 (1) factors, with Dennis Marks 

    • 8 Aug 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 9 Aug 2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • Firespring 1201 Infinity Court Lincoln
    • 100

    9th Annual NCDAA 2-Day Criminal Defense Boot Camp

    Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9

    This program is approved for 12 CLE hours,

    This Criminal Defense Boot Camp seminar is intended to address routine and fundamental issues in criminal cases. The seminar is ideal for law students who may be entering the criminal defense field or for more experienced attorneys looking for a "refresher" course.  

    Day 1

    Day 2


    Client Matters   


    Trial Procedure and Sentencing 


    Trial Preparation 


    Appeals and Post-Conviction  Relief


    Pretrial Motions and Plea Negotiations 




    Implicit Bias

    Media in the Courtroom

    Trust Accounts 


    Jury Matters


    Counsel for Discipline


    Juvenile Court


    View from the Bench

    Attendees will receive templates containing retainer agreements, motions, jury instructions; a wealth of information to be able to begin their criminal defense practice; as well as make connections with practicing defense attorneys across the State

Past events

5 Apr 2024 Successful DUI Defense
18 Oct 2023 NCDAA at the NSBA Annual Meeting
17 Aug 2023 8th Annual NCDAA 2-Day Criminal Defense Boot Camp Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18
2 Jun 2023 Success in Jury Trials: Clarence Mock and Other Local Big Hitters on Voir Dire and Other Trial Practice Tips
14 Apr 2023 Utilizing Expert Witnesses in Sex Assault Cases
18 Aug 2022 7th Annual NCDAA Criminal Defense Boot Camp
20 May 2022 Grand Slam DWI Defense Techniques
6 May 2022 2022 Legislative Update
1 Apr 2022 Reasonable Doubt Through Reasonable Science
13 Oct 2021 Pozner on Cross
12 Aug 2021 6th Annual NCDAA Criminal Defense Boot Camp
29 Jul 2021 2021 Legislative Update
9 Jul 2021 2021 Legislative Update
20 Nov 2020 Cross Examining your SANE
6 Nov 2020 It is what I say it is. How to find and use exculpatory information to assist in the defense of your client.
9 Oct 2020 Introduction to Immigration Law for Criminal Defense Attorneys
10 Sep 2020 2020 Legislative Session Recap
7 Aug 2020 Legislative Impact Webinar
6 Aug 2020 NCDAA DUI and DRE Webinar Series
24 Jul 2020 29 Tech Tips for Practicing Law from Home
10 Jul 2020 The Good, The Bad, The Trash... How Science Affects Your Case by Dr Jennifer Johnson
19 Jun 2020 The truth and nothing but the truth: How to properly allege and collaterally attack a search warrant using Franks v. Delaware with Tim Noerrlinger
5 Jun 2020 Traps for the Unwary: Postconviction & Raising Ineffective Assistance of Counsel on Direct Appeal in the Age of State v. Mrza, 302 Neb. 931 (2019) with Sarah Newell
22 May 2020 Defending Sexual Assault Cases with Mallory Hughes
8 May 2020 It is Elemental Watson, with Lisa Adams
9 Nov 2019 NCDAA Annual Awards Banquet

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