This week, Terence Lenamon returns to teach at the annual “In Defense of the Damned” seminar presented by Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College.  

Terry Lenamon Teaching This Week at Thunderhead Ranch

Those attending are promised “an opportunity to step back, take a break from your busy life, and reconnect with the land and yourself” at the Thunderhead Ranch.

For Longmire fans (either the TV show or the series of books by Craig Johnson), you might recognize its location as bordering the Absaroka mountains in Wyoming.

Thunderhead Ranch is also 100 miles east of Yellowstone National Park, with the East Fork River flowing through the ranch / campus.

Other facuity members include: KO Berger, Keeley Blanchard, Sean Brown, Maren Chaloupka, Eric Davis, Paco Duarte, Rafe Foreman, Milton Grimes, Don Malarcik, Marj Russell, David Smith, Colby Vokey, Zaki Zehawi, Rick Kammen, Gerry Spence

Sold Out: Information For Next Year’s Seminar

It’s sold out this year.

If you are an attorney interested in attending next year’s presentations, check out the Facebook page for details.

Note the following from the site“Because of high demand for this course, attendees will be chosen based on caseload and other factors determined by faculty. Early registration does not guarantee a seat in this course.”

There are times when you are tested, when circumstances reveal your integrity or the lack thereof. 

That came last week for noted Death Penalty Defense Attorney Terence Lenamon, as his son Jude Lenamon was among the students attending Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on the Valentine’s Day Shooting.

Death Penalty Defense When Your Son Is Threatened in Active Shooter Tragedy

When your sons — not only Jude, but his brothers Gabriel and Jonah — are under an active shooter threat, does your stance concerning the death penalty change?

When your son Jude, a freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, deals with the aftermath alongside the rest of his family and friends, do you question your life’s work involved in defending those accused of the most heinous acts where capital punishment is sought?

Jude Lenamon’s Eyewitness Account 

For details on Jude Lenamon’s story, read his uncle’s article in the Palm Beach Post entitled, "Suburban safety shattered: What my nephews learned in the face of evil," written by Nick Moschella and published on February 16, 2018. 

Terry’s take on things is included in this story — no surprise for those who know him.  

For capital lawyers, you might be interested in hearing Terence Lenamon speak at this year’s Bob Chaloupka Kick Ass Trial Skills Seminar, proceeds of which are donated to NATA, NCDAA and Trial Lawyers College.   The program begins at noon on Thursday, November 2, 2017, and ends at 12:30 on Friday, Nov. 3rd.

Bob Chaloupka Kick Ass Trial Skills Seminar

From the website:

 The Bob Chaloupka Kick Ass Trial Skills Seminar is designed to teach, motivate and honor brave service to clients in the courtroom – whether in personal injury, criminal, family law, property law or other areas of practice that summon lawyers’ courage in court.  And, in true homage to Bob Chaloupka, the Seminar gives lawyers who care about serving their clients an opportunity for fellowship and togetherness, setting aside differences to learn from one another (and to raise a glass together at the cocktail hour).

Our speakers have come from around Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and South Dakota; but also from Alaska to Miami.  Our speakers have included three federal judges as well as an innocent man, exonerated after 24 years in prison on a wrongful conviction.  Both civil defense and civil plaintiffs’ lawyers have presented at the Bob Chaloupka Seminar, alongside some of the bravest criminal lawyers in the United States.  The common theme is what ties speakers to Bob’s legacy:  hope; vision; creativity, bravery even when one is afraid, and service to the client above all else.

Just click here to register online via Paypal.  Approved for CLE credit in Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming and Colorado.

 

From the Seminar Materials:

Come to Scottsbluff, and hear from a true hero in the world of death penalty defense, Terry Lenamon.

Terry is a death penalty specialist: he handles the most challenging, grisly and emotionally trying death penalty cases throughout the State of Florida.

His work has helped to shape the law and the structure of death penalty litigation in Florida, and he has trained and taught other lawyers how to serve clients on appointment of the court in this uniquely difficult area of practice.

His trials have been featured on Dateline, Snapped and 20/20, in part because the cases are sensational but also, and more importantly, because of how Terry has developed and innovated new ways to discovery and tell the story of his clients’ own trauma.

It is not to pretend his clients (who are by and large guilty) should “get off” – it is to make the case for Mercy, which is the topic of Terry’s presentation at our program.

Terry’s commitment to the ideals of loving the least of our brothers is his calling, and a challenge to those of us who are moved by his work.