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The Alec Baldwin Shooting: Homicide or Accident

Total Credits: 1 including 1 General

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Practical Skills |  Trial Practice
Philip Bogdanoff, Esq.
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On October 21, 2021, Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while rehearsing a scene for the movie Rust and Alec Baldwin was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter.  Critics argue that charges should not be filed since he believed the gun did not contain live ammunition.  Whether you are deciding to file a civil complaint or criminal charges, attorneys must conduct a screening process before moving forward.  

In this presentation, we will discuss the screening process in both civil and criminal cases.  Attendees will learn how prosecutors make charging decisions, the factors they consider, the evidence supporting the Baldwin charges  and the State’s two theories of criminal liability.  The goal of the presentation is for attendees to review the evidence in this case including film clips relating to the charges and determine whether the prosecutor made the correct charging decision.   

Attendees have described this presentation as "amazing", "engaging", "informative", and "entertaining".



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Philip Bogdanoff is a nationally recognized continuing legal education speaker on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and other related topics. Previously, as an attorney, he served as assistant prosecutor in the Summit County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office for more than 25 years, beginning in 1981. Mr. Bogdanoff argued cases before the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals and twenty cases before the Ohio Supreme Court including six death penalty cases - before retiring as a senior assistant prosecutor. 
He is the author of numerous articles on ethics, professionalism and other related legal topics and has taught the members of numerous organizations including the National Association of Legal Administrators, as well as numerous state and local Bar associations, Prosecuting Attorney's Associations, and law firms. More information about Mr. Bogdanoff is available on his Web site at




Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 11


Henry R - SantaFe, New Mexico


Mary Ellen W - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

"multiple factors to consider before rejecting a case"

Aaron M - Albuquerque, New Mexico

"The process in which a District Attorney must evaluate a case for viability in accordance with the rules of professional conduct. "

Michael G - McAllen, Texas

"read the ABA guidelines"

Rod B - Cedar Crest, New Mexico

"More informed conversations with others regarding the Baldwin case"

Jocelyn T - Albuquerque, New Mexico

"I liked the interactive presentation."