The National College for DUI Defense
(NCDD) is a professional, non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar, and to the dissemination of information to the public about drunk driving
law and related issues. With almost 1000 attorney members nationwide, the organization consists of a dean
, a governing board of regents
, a founding membership, a sustaining membership and a general membership, and is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.
History and purpose
was founded in 1994 in Chicago by 12 DUI defense attorneys, who formed the original Board of Regents. Subsequently each served as dean of the college for one year prior to automatically retiring from the board as a fellow
of the National College. As the original board retired, new Regents were brought in to serve.
The college's mission statement
states that "In sum, the mission of the College is to vindicate the promise of the United States Constitution, that a citizen accused has the right to the effective
assistance of his or her counsel". As part of this mission, the College presents seminars
to the profession on a regular basis. These include a 3-day summer session conducted annually at the Harvard Law School
since 1995; a 3-day fall seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada, in conjunction with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
; a spring Mastering Scientific Evidence seminar in New Orleans, and a 2-day winter seminar at changing... Read More