National College for DUI Defense, Inc. Board Certification Open for Registration

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The NCDD announces that it will conduct its annual examination for DUI attorneys and DWI lawyers for their nationally recognized Board Certification program.

National College for DUI Defense

National College for DUI Defense

The NCDD announces that it will conduct it’s annual examination for DUI attorneys and DWI lawyers for their nationally recognized Board Certification program.

The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) announces that it will conduct its annual examination for DUI attorneys and DWI lawyers for their nationally recognized Board Certification program in January 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. The NCDD board certification program is the only recognized method for gauging a lawyers’ skills and competency recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) and by attorney regulatory agencies in over 20 states. Applications for the exam can be obtained here, and are due by September 2, 2016.

“This process fairly and rigorously tests a lawyer’s knowledge, experience and overall understanding of DUI and DWI defense” said Michael Hawkins, Chair of the Board Certification Committee of the National College for DUI Defense. “No other organization in the country is recognized to certify lawyers in the area of DUI and DWI defense by the American Bar Association (ABA) or approved by lawyer agencies throughout the United States.”

In order to become Board Certified, an applicant must satisfy certain minimum practice requirements and pass both written and oral examinations testing his or her knowledge of substantive and procedural law in this field. Specifically, the examination focuses on scientific issues, the NHTSA guidelines on field sobriety tests and drug recognition tests, as well as other constitutional, legal and ethical issues applicable to the defense of drunk driving cases. See Preparing for the Exam.

Once an applicant passes the examination and meets all other requirements, the attorney becomes Board Certified by the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. for five (5) years subject to the renewal requirements of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. approved by the ABA.

  • Less than 50 lawyers in the world have become Board Certified in DUI Defense under the standards accredited by the ABA and administered by the National College for DUI Defense. Those attorneys who are presently Board Certified can be found here.

Applications are due by September 2, 2016 and the examination will take place on January 18, 2017 prior to the NCDD Winter Session held in Tucson, Arizona. For additional details, please refer to the Rules Governing Board Certification.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR DUI DEFENSE:

With over 2700 members, the National College for DUI Defense is the largest organization of DUI defense attorneys in the world. Through its educational programs the College trains lawyers to represent persons accused of drunk driving. NCDD's members have extensive experience litigating issues regarding breath blood and urine tests for alcohol and other drugs. NCDD has appeared as amicus curiae in several drunk driving cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

UPCOMING EVENTS
•July 20-23 2016 held on the property of the Harvard Law School, Cambridge Massachusetts
•September 22 - September 24, 2016 DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity-High Gear Defenses For Getting to Victory Lane, Las Vegas NV Co-Sponsored by NACDL
•November 4 - November 5, 2016 Metrology: Science as Your Best Defense III, San Diego, California
•December 10 - December 14, 2016 Serious Science: Advanced Course in Blood Drug Analysis and Trial Advocacy, Arlington, Texas

Interested in becoming a member of the National College for DUI Defense? Click here

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