2019 Joint Annual Conference

2019 Joint Annual Conference

PACDL and PDA of Pennsylvania together present the highly popular Joint Annual Conference.  This is not any symposium. It is designed exclusively for the criminal defense attorney. This two-day CLE offers 12 CLE hours including 10 substantive hours and two ethics hours. Speakers from across the nation travel to Harrisburg to give you the depth of knowledge that you can use immediately after the conference. Whether you have years of experience or want to add this area to your practice, then you need to be here. 

Due to the generosity of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads and The Law Offices of Arthur T. Donato, two scholarships are available for the registration fee to new lawyer members.  Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest to pacdl@pacdl.org no later than March 15 indicating their criminal defense experience and interest.  Travel costs remain the responsibility of the applicant.

Register today!

Topics Include:
Challenge the Dog Sniff Evidence!
What's Interrogation Got to Do With It?  Defending False Confession Cases
Voir Dire Voo Doo:  Using Psychology to Demystify Jury Selection
Cracking the DNA Code
Toxicology with an Emphasis on Intoxication
Time for Change - Challenging Forensic Evidence
America's Original Sin, the Death Penalty and the Capital Lawyer's Duty of Competence
A Review of the Death Penalty
Intellectual Disability:  Atkins and Beyond
Challenging Shaken Baby Syndrome and Child Abuse Cases
Conducting an Effective Client Interview
Meeting Your Ethical Obligations to Tackle Fines, Costs and Restitution
Motor Vehicle Update
Search and Seizure Update
Ethics and Social Media
New Policies, ICE Enforcement, Confounding Client Questions, and Other Immigration Issues Addressed Head On

Course Planner:  Education Committee

Location:  Hilton Harrisburg, One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Overnight Room Block:  A small block of overnight rooms has been reserved at the Harrisburg Hilton for $142 plus taxes and parking.  The reservation deadline is March 25.  After this cut-off date, rooms and/or the group rate may no longer be available.  You can log online to their website to make your reservation here or call direct to 717.233.6000.

Brochure:  Download the brochure.  

Register Online, Fax, Email or Mail.


Two Scholarships Are Available to New Lawyer Members

Due to the generosity of the sponsors below, there are two scholarships available.  Please send a letter of interest no later than March 15 to pacdl@pacdl.org expressing your experience and interest in criminal defense practice.