Virtual Summer Series

NDIA 2023 Virtual Summer Series

For Criminal Defense Investigators, Mitigation Specialists, Paralegals, Social Workers and Attorneys

Presented by the National Defender Investigator Association, the 2023 Virtual Summer Series is offering a variety of 1-Hour Training Sessions, across a bi-weekly schedule from June through August via Zoom Webinar or Large Meeting.

Included as part of NDIA Membership (Members, if you need to Renew Membership click HERE). For Non-Members, you can use the Registration Link below if you do not wish to join NDIA, but are intersted in only the Summer Series or, if you wish to join NDIA, please review our website, particularly the Membership Benefits section, and come join the NDIA Family via New Membership Registratrion!

MEMBERS ONLY: Weaved in around the 2023 Virtual Summer Series will be Monthly Virtual Networking Events, including the NDIA Annual Business Meeting (Virtual).


2023 NDIA Virtual Summer Series Registration Form

For Non-Members Only


Final Schedule BELOW (5.26.2023). See Below for Confirmed Speakers/Topics Schedule. Eligible CE Hour Session(s) TBD, if any, but will be notated below in the near future.

CE Hours: Virtual Session (1-Hour) approved to fill the academic CEU training requirements for Criminal Defender Investigation Training Council, Center for Investigative Studies (CDITC). Certificate(s) will be issued for each eligible 1-Hour Virtual Session attended (noted by ** after the Session Title, 4 in Total), provided a passing grade is achieved on the follow-up test for each of the approved Sessions. Testing is a new requirement due to the virtual nature of the training. Please submit your certificate to CDITC via email to



Thurs. June 1, 2023, 3:00pm EST Cellebrite: Forensic Overview with Reader
  Paul Compton, Federal Account Director, Cellebrite (DC)
Thurs. June 15, 2023, 3:00pm EST Cellebrite: Pathfinder
  Paul Compton, Federal Account Director, Cellebrite (DC)
Thurs. June 29, 2023, 3:00pm EST Self-Care Isn't Selfish (Wellness Session 1)
  Tatiana Kline, Training Attorney, Indigent Defense Improvement Division, Office of the State Public Defender (CA)
Thurs. July 13, 2023, 3:00pm EST The Role of Neuropsychology
  Dr. Lynette Abrams-Silva, Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist, Director, Psych. Dept. Clinic, Univ. of New Mexico (NM)
  Dr. Julie Brovko, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Associate, Univ. of New Mexico (NM)
Tues. July 18, 2023, 3:00pm EST Building Trauma Informed Defense Teams
  Megan Leschak, LMSW, Forensic Social Worker/Mitigation Specialist, Context Mitigation (DE)
Thurs. July 27, 2023, 3:00pm EST Legal Ethics for Defense Investigators
  Eduardo Ferrer, Policy Director, Juvenile Justice Initiative, Georgtown University School of Law (DC)
Thurs. August 10, 2023, 3:00pm EST Social Media and the World of Online Investigation
  Julie Graves, Investigator, Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (VIDC) (VA)
  Seana Holland, Director of Investigations, Georgetown University School of Law (DC)
  Amber Smith, Investigative Specialist, Public Defender Service (DC)
Thurs. August 24, 2023, 3:00pm EST Being Your Whole Self in the Workplace (Wellness Session 2)
  Tatiana Kline, Training Attorney, Indigent Defense Improvement Division, Office of the State Public Defender (CA)
Tues. August 29, 2023, 1:00pm EST How to Locate Witnesses and Find Out (Almost) Anything Online:
What Your Fact Investigator Should Be Doing, and How to Work Together Without Redundancy*
  April Mecham, Certified Criminal Defense Investigator and Certified Forensic Interviewer, Arizona Investigative Associates (AZ)
  *NDIA collaborating with ARC, Inc. for this Session - Registration via ARC, Inc. Required