Continuing Legal Education

To be an effective advocate Mr. Freeman believes it is important to stay up to date with current legal trends and changes in the law. As a result, Mr. Freeman regularly attends Continuing Legal Education seminars and classes on a wide range of criminal law topics.

During his 14 years as a prosecutor with the New York County District Attorney's Office and the United Statescle Department of Justice, Mr. Freeman attended numerous in-house seminars including:

  • Trial Techniques and Advocacy
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Law of Evidence Courtroom Presentations
  • Homicide
  • Computer Crime
  • Immigration and Cross-Border Crime
  • Wiretapping
  • Forensic Science, including Time Since Death, Trace Evidence, Fingerprints, Serology, and DNA Evidence

Mr. Freeman has also attended the following criminal defense seminars:

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Novi, MI, March 15-16, 2012
  • The cross-examination of snitches, rats and informants
  • Federal practice session
  • Evaluation of expert witness reliability
  • Technology for indigent defense
  • Evidence for the defense: voir dire of prosecutor experts
  • Evidence for the defense: hearsay, for the truth issues
  • Medical marijuana issues
Sex Offender Registration Issues, Oakland County Bar Association, Pontiac, MI, August 16, 2011
  • Recent changes to the Sex Offender Registration Act
  • Issues that arise with Registration
  • "Romeo and Juliet" cases
  • Change of circumstances - 3 day rule
National Firearms Law Seminar, Charlotte, NC, May 14, 2010
  • The McDonald v Chicago case
  • "Presumptively lawful" restrictions
  • Concealed carry licenses
  • Self-defense laws and cases
  • Federal firearms law
  • The restoration of rights
  • Representing the FFL
  • Outdoor shooting ranges
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Novi, MI, March 18 - 20, 2010
  • State forfeiture
  • Police experts: "Drug culture evidence"
  • Federal practice
  • Debunking junk science
  • Eye witnesses
  • Voir dire of prosecution scientific experts
  • Drunk driving
  • Sentencing
Insider Trading, ABA Teleconference, Washington, D.C., April 29, 2009
  • Insights from the SROs, SEC, and DOJ
  • Key Compliance Steps to Avoid Liability
Oakland County Bench Bar Conference, Oakland Co., MI, March 27, 2009
  • Sentence Alternatives for Felony Offenders

  • Prison Reform and Parole Board Initiatives

  • Understanding Drug Test Results

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Novi, MI, March 13 - 15, 2009
  • Defending White-Collar Fraud Cases

  • Drunk & Drugged Driving Defense

  • Mental Health Issues in Criminal Defense

  • Documentary Evidence

  • Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions

  • Recent Developments in Michigan Criminal Law

  • Michigan Sentencing & Sentencing Guidelines

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Milwaukee, WI, July 31 - August 1, 2008
  • Cross-Examination
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Novi, MI, March 14 - 15, 2008
  • Cross-Examination
  • Arguing Reasonable Doubt
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Cases
  • Computer Forensics