Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Training updates

I like to keep my readers posted on the training the members of my Law Firm are attending at any moment.  Here is a break down of the national seminars scheduled we will be attending.

Attorney Nielsen is attending the NHTSA Student SFST course in Atlanta in mid-April.  Attorney Nielsen will come away with the same skill set and knowledge that every police officer throughout the state of Maine receives while attending the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

Towards the end of April, both Attorney Nielsen and Attorney Bly plan on attending a 1 day seminar for advanced OUI training.

From May 7th - 10th, both Attorney Nielsen and Attorney Bly will be attending a federal criminal seminar in Portland Oregon entitled "Winning Strategies Seminar" which is dedicated to the nuts and bolts of federal criminal practice.  In addition to this national seminar, Attorney Nielsen regularly attends monthly workshops dealing with common federal issues that tend to crop up in most federal drug cases.

From May 13th - 18th, Attorney Bly will be attending a specialized blood alcohol seminar.  The focus of this seminar is to deal strictly with the collection, analysis and problems associated with blood and urine testing in OUI cases.  Attorney Bly has successfully defended numerous blood test cases throughout his career and this specialized training will prove to be a benefit to future clients charged with OUI where a blood sample was obtained.

In July, both Attorney Nielsen and Attorney Bly will be attending the annual National College of DUI Defense workshop at Harvard Law School in Boston, MA.  This will likely be the final out of state seminar that either Attorney Nielsen or Attorney Bly will attend for 2009.

The value of a Law Firm dedicated to the defense of their clients through formal and self-education cannot be underestimated.  If you are reading this post because you have been charged with a crime, take a look at our qualifications and dedication to our chosen field of criminal defense.  Compare our qualifications with the next attorney you speak to about possible representation.  Ask him or her what their qualifications are as well as their specialized education.  I'm willing to bet that there is not a single attorney in Maine who undertakes the time and great expense of attending the nation's best educational seminars to give their client's an extra edge on their cases.  Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference.