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Dynamics of Violent Encounters

Michigan Lethal Force  Seminar


***We are NOT a legal firm nor do we give legal advice***

However, we ARE lethal force instructors and we give practical advice.



In this 8- hour lethal force educational seminar, you will familiarize yourself with the following important topics of lethal force in Michigan through educational discussion and information on:


• The Michigan Self-defense Act of 2006;


• Relevant Michigan case law regarding use of lethal force in Michigan;


• Minimizing your vulnerability to government intervention;


• The ongoing lethal force battle in Michigan;


•  The elements of a lethal force claim;


• Key strategies to protect against  common  vulnerabilities and government intervention;


• The risks of defending others and property.


• Learning what “Stand-Your-Ground,” the “Castle Doctrine,” and "Rebuttable Presumption" REALLY mean . . . and what they DO NOT mean.


• After the fact: Interaction with law enforcement.


• Ability, Opportunity, Jeopardy, & preclusion


• The Five Elements of Self-Defense: Avoidance, Innocence, Imminence, Proportionality, and Reasonableness.


PLEASE NOTE: This seminar (nor the instructor), DOES NOT engage in, offer legal services, nor act as an intermediary in legal matters on behalf of another person or entity. It is purely an educational course providing information on lethal force.


The above wording has been suggested by the Michigan Bar Association so as to not violate the rules regarding the unauthorized practice of law. We carefully crafted the seminar to abide by the Michigan Bar's definition of practicing law based on a previous complaint by a snowflake attorney who feels threatened by our organization.


The Michigan Lethal Force Institute goes well beyond the one hour legal seminar presented in your Concealed Pistol License class. If you carry a firearm or have a firearm in your home for protection, you need this seminar!


Contact Dr. Art Joslin for more information or to register.


This course is taught by Art Joslin, a graduate of the Law of Self-Defense Instructor Program, and Massad Ayoob's Deadly Force Instructor program. Dr. Joslin has studied  under the tutelage of  Massad Ayoob and famed attorney Andrew Branca.



January 6 • February 3 • March 3 • April 7 • May 5

All seminars are in Pinckney, Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Seminar fee- $150









What people have said about this seminar:


"This seminar is a “must have” for all those with Concealed Pistol Licenses.  The research necessary to clarify the historical and current views of the Courts regarding the nuances of Michigan’s Self Defense Act and Castle Doctrine is the basis for a fantastic in depth class presented in a clear concise professional manner guaranteed to hold your attention.  I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive discussion with Art as well as the other Students in this seminar and would highly recommend all CPL holders/Concealed Carry Practitioners  attend this great class."



Chief of Police-Retired



"Art really took things to the next level with this course by not only presenting an in-depth look at Self-Defense laws, but was able to apply this directly to existing Michigan Case Law.  His extensive knowledge and research was obvious and provided great benefit to me as a student.  I will highly recommend this class to all of my current and future CPL students as a way to better understand their rights and the State of Michigan Self Defense Laws"


-Michael Kasper

Firearm Instructor



"Awesome class - I highly recommend it to anyone who has their cpl and wants to know the ins and outs of the law side of the cpl. This class had an abundance of fantastic information that makes you really think before using your cpl. All the information provided helps you know exactly what your rights are and what you may need to be able to articulate to the law in case you may ever need to use your firearm. Really prepared well and taught very clearly so you leave with a great understanding. Thanks for the fantastic class!!"


-D. Miller

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