Seminar participants will also learn about case management and trial strategy, including jury selection issues, preparing for objections to voir dire/permissible scope of voir dire, juror characteristics, themes - what is self defense and when does it apply, understanding the self-defense defense, the care and feeding of experts, impeachment of opposing experts, ethical considerations in deadly force cases, importance of demonstrative evidence, preparing the client to testify and closing arguments.
These topics will be presented by James Fleming, Massad Ayoob and Marty Hayes. Each brings considerable strengths to their role as instructors for these CLE seminars.
Ayoob has published thousands of articles in gun, martial arts and law enforcement magazines and is author of more than a dozen books on firearms and self defense, including In the Gravest Extreme, widely considered to be the authoritative text on the topic of the use of lethal force. He has appeared on CLE-TV delivering continuing legal education through the American Law Institute and American Bar Association. Ayoob served for two years as co-vice chair of the Forensic Evidence Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He served 19 years as chair of the Firearms Committee of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, and several years as a member of the Advisory Board of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. In addition, he has also taught at International Homicide Investigators seminars. Ayoob has received judicial recognition as an expert witness for the courts in weapons and shooting cases since 1979, and has been a fully sworn and empowered, part-time police officer for 36 years. Ayoob founded the Lethal Force Institute in 1981 and served as its director until 2009, and now teaches through Massad Ayoob Group. He also appears in each episode of Personal Defense TV on the Sportsman’s Channel.
Fleming is a practicing MN trial attorney, admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of both NE (1984) and MN (1991), as well as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (1993).
He is the owner of Fleming Law Offices, P.A., and is also employed by the MN State Public Defender’s Office as a Felony Trial Specialist. Since 1984, he has conducted well over 250 trials, in addition to presenting numerous appeals on both the state and federal levels, including the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He graduated from the University of NE College of Law in 1984 and has served as adjunct legal faculty at UNL-College of Law, the University of NE-Undergraduate Studies, NE Wesleyan University and the College of St. Mary of Omaha, NE. Fleming is also a former NE certified law enforcement officer, and has served as an Investigator for the NE State Crime Commission. He is also an experienced firearms instructor, certified by the NRA, the States of UT and MN, and President of Mid-Minnesota Self-Defense, Inc., a company providing both basic and advanced firearms self-defense training for private citizens and law enforcement officers.
Hayes is President of the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network, Inc. as well as the Director and President of The Firearms Academy of Seattle, Inc. He has extensive experience serving as an expert witness and crime scene reconstructionist in homicide and other violent felony cases, and has provided testimony as a firearms, ballistics and blood spatter expert. He graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1982, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Concord Law School, Kaplan University of CA, in 2007. He is featured weekly on the TV show, Best Defense on the Outdoor Channel. He has authored numerous magazine articles on the topic of self-defense, as well as authoring three firearms related books. Recently, his involvement in a high profile murder case in Washington State, has been the subject of a true crime non-fiction book, In the Still of the Night, by author Ann Rule and published by Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster Publishers.
Tuition for this two day seminar is $400, with a 10% discount available to public defenders, prosecutors and members of the Network. You can register online at the Network website, but those qualified to receive the discount will need to register by phone, 360-978-5200.
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