I will be heading off to Boston in a few days to teach at the most important conference of the year for DUI lawyers. For the ninth year out of the last ten, I will be participating in the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense, held at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge Mass. I am proud to serve on the Faculty of the College, and will be teaching in small groups as DUI lawyers from all over the country hone their skills at Opening Statement and Cross Examination.
The NCDD is a nonprofit organization which stresses education in the highly specialized arena of DUI Defense. There are a lot of issues which are unique to DUI cases, and a lot of specialized scientific evidence which can be difficult to master. Believe it or not, but the first national education program specifically for DUI lawyers occurred in 1983, after I was already practicing for three years.
The NCDD was founded in 1995 to make sure that lawyers representing the accused in DUI cases had access to scientific knowledge and expert witnesses. I joined in 2004 and so this is my tenth anniversary of my first trip to Boston to learn from the best.
And make no mistake, even though I'm on the faculty, I learn great new stuff at Summer Session every year. The Summer Session is truly an opportunity to reach out to other specialists, and the learning goes on in the classrooms, and the hallways and even in the lounge after classes are over.