We regret to announce that the DITA I module scheduled for March 23 -27, 2020 in the Los Angeles area will be postponed. 

The DITA Committee and DIA Board have evaluated the situation with the COVID-19 virus and have decided that it would be best to take the advice of the CDC, who recommends canceling group gathering, and reschedule DITA I for some time later this year when the concerns about this virus have subsided.  

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you personally or to your agency who supported your participation. As soon as we have another date I will reach out to you and hope you are available to proceed with your presentation.    


– Evolution of Criminal Defense – Interviewing
– The Role of the Investigator – Report Writing
– Discovery – Testifying
– Note taking – Court Room Techniques
– Both Classroom and Practical Exercises


Classes will be taught by subject matter experts – criminal defense attorneys and investigators. A faculty list is being finalized and will be posted on the DIA website: www.cdia.org/dita

 Students are required to physically attend every class and may not audit any portion of the program.  If you have already taken this DITA course, you may attend specific dates at a discounted rate, contact the DITA Instructor of record for additional details.  Students may be required to complete pre-class reading, homework assignments, and other work deemed appropriate by faculty. Successful completion of the final examination is required. Completion of a final examination with a grade of ‘C’ or better is required to complete each module.

Registration Information

Pre-registration is required. Students wishing to attend must complete the registration form.

Enrollment is not complete until full payment is received.  The academy fee of $450 for DIA members / $500 for non-members.  The academy fee includes all classroom material and instruction, snacks and beverages, two lunches and one evening reception. The fee does not include lodging or travel expenses.

The program is limited to 50 students.  Students will be contacted by email with additional instructions and class schedule information.  Course content is subject to modification based on the needs of students and the availability of faculty

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DITA Has been postponed in response to COVID-19 concerns.  We will announce new dates as soon as we can.  Thank you for your understanding.

 Host Hotel:



                           Venue Schedule: 

Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Host Hotel, TBA

Wednesday & Thursday

Once dates are rescheduled:

United States Marshals Service

Training Center

1138 Saturn Street, Monterey Park, CA 91755

*Free Parking along the street.  Please DO NOT use the Marshals parking area as it is an active law enforcement facility and priority must be yielded to their personnel.  

We acknowledge and are very grateful to Justin Davis, Chief Inspector, U.S. Marshals Service and to Victor Alaniz, Training Coordinator, U.S. Marshals Service for generously sharing their state-of-the-art training facility with our group.   We also thank Tony Perez, U.S Marshal, Central District California, Retired, for facilitating this training location and his ongoing support of the DIA.

PO Box 124961 
San Diego, CA 92112

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