2018 NDIA Regional Conference - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Thursday, September 6, 2018
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
1617 SE 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale


Book your group rate for NDIA 2018 Regional Conference

“Obstacles that Impede Criminal Defense Investigations”

(“Do you know?” Investigator Roles and Responsibilities as they pertain to Crime scene investigations, cell phone extraction, how to interview witnesses, ethics.)

Attend NDIA’s 2018 Regional Conference for Criminal Defense Investigators and Attorneys



Presented by the National Defender Investigator Association, for criminal defense investigators, attorneys, mitigation specialists, and social workers, the NDIA will provide a unique training program during the two-day educational conference.  We will provide an opportunity to learn from and work with the most successful and forward-thinking attorneys, mitigation specialists, investigators, and experts from across the nation.  The faculty will offer expert guidance and instruction covering topics to include crime scene investigation, cell phone extraction, witness interviewing, technology 2-day hands on support, and cultural diversity. A final agenda will be announced shortly. Registration will take place Tuesday evening, September 4, 2018, from 4:00-6:00 pm, and sessions will begin Wednesday morning, September 5th.

Confirmed faculty include Brandon Perron, CCDI, award winning, and nationally recognized as one of the country’s foremost private investigators and trainers in the area of criminal defense investigation.  Mr. Perron is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI) and has been qualified as an Expert in Criminal Investigation by the courts, providing his investigative expertise to government agencies and the Unites States Military.  Mr. Perron has also authored several books. Mr. Perron will also be doing a joint session with Amy Perron, Chief Investigator with the 19th Judicial Circuit in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Also confirmed are Eric Hirst, Chief Information Officer, and Matt Hanna, Criminal Law Internship Supervisor and Founding Member and Supervisor of the Technology Group, both with Public Defender Service for DC. Mr. Hirst has over 16 years of experience working in legal and litigation technology. AT PDS he oversees the Information Technology Division which supports enterprise applications, enterprise data, user support, infrastructure, communications, and information security. Mr. Hanna, as Criminal Law Internship Supervisor at PDS, recruits, interviews, hires, and trains incoming interns. He also supervises the Tech Group at PDS, which assists attorneys and investigators with any tech-related needs on cases and in the courtroom.

Other confirmed faculty are Nicole Hardin, Office of the Public Defender, Ocala, Florida, who will present on tracking through GPS, and Kevin Smith, Defense Investigator, Washington Navy Yard, who will be providing Military sessions.

Take advantage of the Early Bird registration fee by registering before June 22, 2018, and if you are not a member, receive even more of a discount on registration by joining NDIA (call 920-395-2330 or email nationaldefender@gmail.com).  We will also be offering a discount when five (5) individuals from the same office register for the conference.  The sixth attendee will get free registration (however, will still be responsible for hotel and travel expenses).

Please be sure to book your hotel room as soon as possible, since rooms sold out at this year’s national conference in Annapolis.  To make your reservation, click the link on the Registration Form attached, which will direct you to the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel reservation form. The cut-off date for per diem room-rate is August 14, 2018.

NDIA training hours are approved to fill the academic training requirements for CDITC (Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council, Center for Investigative Studies) for total hours attended at this NDIA conference. Please submit your certificate to CDITC via email to: investigator.perron@gmail.com.

We hope to see you in Ft. Lauderdale for what promises to be a one of a kind educational experience!

Karen Jackson
NDIA Conference Chair