Gonzalez & Waddington – Attorneys at Law

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Featuring military sexual assault defense attorneys Michael Waddington and Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington

Where: Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

CLE Credits: 14.3 General Credits

When: November 18-19, 2021

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Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.

Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 12th Annual Defending Sex Cases training seminar will most-assuredly be our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!

Much like all NACDL programs, this event also presents the unique opportunity to develop both professional and personal contacts where you can experience the camaraderie of being with criminal defense lawyers from all around the world. Don’t miss this exciting educational opportunity. Attend this highly-rated one-of-a-kind NACDL seminar and leave with a better understanding of defending sex crimes cases in order to effectively represent your clients before, during, and after trial.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021
7:00 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Morning Announcements – CLE Program Co-Chairs Jacqueline Goodman (Fullerton, CA), Missy Owen (Charlotte, NC) & Kathleen Stilling (Brookfield, WI)
8:10 am Forensic Analysis of SANE Evidence Physical Findings – Laura Schile (Sun City, AZ)
9:10 am Pattern Cross-Examination of Experts When DNA or Biological Evidence are in Your Case – Michael Waddington & Alexandra González-Waddington (Weston, FL)
10:10 am Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break
10:30 am Kill Kill Kill! Utilizing the Colorado Method of Cause-Based Jury Selection in Sexual Assault Cases – Christopher Decker (Denver, CO)
12:30 pm Lunch on your own
12:45 -1:45 pm Workshop (Bring Your Own Lunch )Defending Sexual Assault in the Military: Current Trends​ – Michael Waddington (Weston, FL) and M. Arthur Vaughn II (Auburn, AL)
2:00 pm Voir Dire in Sexual Assault Cases – Eric Davis (Houston, TX)
3:00 pm Dealing with Experts on Memory & Victims – Prof. Elizabeth F. Loftus (Irvine, CA)
4:00 pm Exhibits, Networking, & Refreshment Break
4:20 pm When Race is an Issue in Sexual Assault Cases – Joshua Hargrove (Madison, WI) & Kathy Stilling (Brookfield, WI)
5:20 pm Adjourns for the Day
Friday, November 19, 2021
7:00 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Morning Announcements – CLE Program Co-Chairs Jacqueline Goodman (Fullerton, CA), Missy Owen (Charlotte, NC) & Kathleen Stilling (Brookfield, WI)
8:10 am Cross-Examination of Child Witnesses in Sex Cases – Douglas N. Peters (Decatur, GA)
9:30 am Telling the Story of Innocence at Trial Through the Use of Narrative Format – Keith Belzer (La Crosse, WI)
10:30 am Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break
10:50 am Trying a Sexual Assault Case with Nothing: Sometimes Nothing is a Pretty Cool Hand – Dyke Huish (Mission Viejo, CA)
12:50 pm Lunch on your own
2:20 pm Sentencing in Cyber-Offense and Child Pornography Cases – J. W. ‘Jay’ Carney, Jr. (Boston, MA)
3:20 pm A Comparative Analysis Between Sexual Assault Allegations on Campus and In Court – Kristina Supler (Cleveland, OH) & Susan Stone (Cleveland, OH)
4:20 pm Exhibits, Networking & Refreshment Break
4:35 pm Capacity to Consent to Sexual Relations in the Intellectually Disabled
– Dr. Ayesha Ashai (Chicago, IL)
5:35 pm Seminar Adjourns – see you in 2022!


  • Dr. Ayesha Ashai (Chicago, IL)
  • Keith Belzer (La Crosse, WI)
  • J.W. ‘Jay’ Carney, Jr. (Boston, MA)
  • Eric Davis (Houston, TX)
  • Chris Decker (Denver, CO)
  • Alexandra González-Waddington (Weston, FL)
  • Joshua Hargrove (Madison, WI)
  • Dyke Huish (Mission Viejo, CA)
  • Prof. Elizabeth F. Loftus, Ph.D (Irvine, CA)
  • Douglas Peters (Decatur, GA)
  • Laura Schile (Sun City, AZ)
  • Kathy Stilling (Brookfield, WI)
  • Susan Stone (Cleveland, OH)
  • Kristina Supler (Cleveland, OH)
  • M. Arthur Vaughn II (Auburn, AL)
  • Michael Waddington (Weston, FL)


NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 14 credit hours in every state requiring pre-approval. Approved hours for each state will be identified at the seminar. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NE, NM, PA, and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.


Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 
3667 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone Reservations: 1-866-317-1829
Online Reservations: https://book.passkey.com/go/SMNAL1
Group rate: $116 + $35 resort fee + tax  (Expires Tuesday, October 26, 2021). Please mention group code SMNAL1 to receive applicable dicount rate.
Rooms/discounted group rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date.

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