A National Leader in the Field
To be an effective criminal defense attorney, you need to be able to hold the attention of your audience, whether it is a judge or a jury. The best attorneys win cases by conveying that they have a deep knowledge of the subject matter by effectively cross-examining witnesses, by making persuasive arguments, and by keeping the jury interested. Being asked to speak at a legal conference is certainly an honor; it means that a defense organization or State Bar thinks that you have something valuable to share with the attendees. However, being asked to speak at legal conferences repeatedly means that you are recognized as a highly-skilled teacher who can hold the attention of the audience while helping those attending become better attorneys. It also means that you are constantly finding new ways to effectively handle issues in criminal cases, and that you have new information to share with attendees. Joe St. Louis has been asked to give over 150 lectures and trainings by State Bar Associations and defense organizations throughout the United States in the last 25 years. See a complete listing here.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) has over 9,000 members nationwide. They put on high quality legal education seminars on a variety of topics throughout the United States, with approximately 200 lawyers giving presentations each year. In both 2015 and 2019, Joe St. Louis was named as one of the top 10 highest rated lecturers at any presentation given in that calendar year. Joe’s 2019 lecture, The Mysteries of Retrograde Extrapolation: Understanding Them and Overcoming Them, given at the NACDL and the National College for DUI Defense’s 23rd Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Seminar “Solving the Mystery of DUI Acquittals” in Las Vegas, Nevada, before an audience of nearly 400 lawyers from across the country, was selected to be included in NACDL’s Forensic Science in Criminal Law webinar series.