Americans for Forfeiture Reform invites any interested individuals to the National Rifle Association’s 15th Annual National Firearms Law Seminar. The seminar will be held Friday, April 13th at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Registration is open to the public. Attorneys are eligible for a full day of CLE credits.
Of particular interest to us, Robert Dowlut (General Counsel for the National Rifle Association) will teach a panel on firearms and forfeiture.
April 13th, 2012 Schedule:
|8:00 am – 8:20
||Registration and Continental Breakfast
|8:20 – 8:30
||Welcoming Remarks by
M. CAROL BAMBERY
Law Seminar Steering Committee Chair
|8:30 – 9:40
||PANEL 1- CURRENT CASES AND PRACTICING FIREARMS LAW
Building on the Foundation of Heller and McDonald
Will Courts Erect a Sound Legal Structure Upon This Foundation, or Will They Construct a Shanty Town of Decisions Affording Minimal Protection for the Individual?
SKIPP GALYTHLY, ESQ.
Legal Practice for the Gun Community
KEVIN L. JAMISON, ESQ.
Author of Missouri Weapons and Self-Defense Law
|9:50 – 11:15
||PANEL 2 – ISSUES IN THE STATES
A Right to Bear Arms (But Only at Home)?
STEPHEN P. HALBROOK, ESQ.
Defending Outdoor Shooting Ranges: Winning Litigation Strategies
MARTHA A. DEAN, ESQ.
|11:15 – 11:45
||PANEL 3- FIREARM FORFEITURES PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW
ROBERT DOWLUT, ESQ.
General Counsel, National Rifle Association of America
|11:45 – 12:45
||LUNCHEON with SPECIAL LUNCHEON SPEAKER
Topic to be Announced
LT. COL. OLIVER NORTH
|12:45 – 2:10
||PANEL 4 – FEDERAL PROHIBITIONS ON GUN OWNERSHIP AND RESTORING RIGHTS
Federal Firearms Disqualification
STEFAN B. TAHMASSEBI, ESQ.
Deputy General Counsel, National Rifle Association of America
How to Help a Client Who Has Been Disqualified from Gun Ownership
CINDY E. HILL, ESQ.
Author of Brady Denial? You CAN Get Your Guns Back!
||PANEL 5 – NEW DEVEOPMENTS IN FEDERAL LAW AND ENFORCEMENTThe NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007
WILLIAM L. FINCH, ESQ.
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Traps for the Unwary: Why Your Local Gunsmith May Unknowingly be a Manufacturer of Firearms — and Why it Matters
MATTHEW H. BOWER, ESQ.
Assistant General Counsel, National Rifle Association of America
||PANEL 6 – THE NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA) AND NFA TRUSTS
WILLIAM J. RYAN, ESQ.
Office of Chief Counsel
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
|4:05 – 4:30
||PANEL 7 – THE RISE AND DEMISE OF COLLECTIVE RIGHTS INTERPRETATION: HISTORY, LUCK, AND OCCASIONALLY FRAUD
DAVID T. HARDY, ESQ.
Author of the weblog armsandthelaw.com
|4:30 – 5:30
||PANEL 8 – LEGAL ETHICS The Do’s and Don’ts of Advocacy and Professional Responsibility
THE HONORABLE ZEL M. FISCHER
Supreme Court of Missouri
|5:30 – 7:00
||QUESTION & ANSWER – POST COURSE COCKTAIL RECEPTION