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NOTE: CCW Safe members receive 20% off the registration for this seminar. Check your CCW Safe member emails for the necessary discount code.

DISCOUNTED HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: The Courtyard Orlando Downtown is providing a substantial discount on rooms for folks who wish to stay overnight while attending this Law of Self Defense Seminar.  Click here for the discounted rate.

This is a live, in-person seminar presented by Attorney Andrew Branca, being held in Orlando FL on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

This seminar covers both Florida and Federal self-defense relevant statutes, jury instructions, and court decisions.

BONUS! This LOSD Seminar also offers the rare opportunity to participate in an interactive talk by Attorney Don West, who along with Mark O’Mara was co-counsel to George Zimmerman during Zimmerman’s trial for murder following his shooting of Trayvon Martin. Attorney West is now also the National Trial Counsel for CCW Safe, the sponsor of this seminar.  His talk immediately follows the seminar. There is no additional cost for participating in Attorney West’s talk.

Register TODAY: $149.99/person. The registration ticket form is at the bottom of this page. (If you register for more than one person, please indicate the names of the additional people in the “Notes” box at checkout.)

Once you’ve indicated your registration in the ticket form below, there are several additional options you may consider, each of which may also be selected in the ticket form at the bottom of this page.

OPTIONAL: CLE (+$74.99). This seminar is accredited for 5.5 hours of CLE (general) by the FL bar. (This includes a copy of the presentation slides.)

OPTIONAL: Add presentation slides (+$24.99). You may pre-order a printed-and-bound copy of the more than 300 Florida-specific presentation slides (printed six-to-a-page), and have this provided to you at the start of the seminar. We strongly encourage this, as it facilitates note-taking, and also as a Florida-specific self-defense reference text, but it is not required. We do not bring extra copies to the seminar, so if you want a slide packet on site you must pre-order here.

OPTIONAL: Add autographed copy of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition” (+$19.99). Pre-ordering the book to be delivered to you at the seminar saves you 20% off standard mail ordering. Autographs are provided on-site upon request.

PRE-REGISTRATION and PRE-PAYMENT is REQUIRED for ALL seminars. Seminars routinely sell out. We do not guarantee a seat unless you have pre-registered and pre-paid. We DO often have to turn away people who simply show up without having pre-registered/paid. DON’T BE THAT GUY.

This seminar is an in-depth, professional-level education on the on the law of self-defense, delivered in an informal and accessible manner.  Questions are answered as long as necessary to ensure that every portion is thoroughly understood.

Through this seminar you will learn how self-defense laws are applied in the real world to real people in real self-defense scenarios.  This seminar will teach you how prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges view self-defense cases, and in particular what encourages prosecutors to bring charges and seek convictions.

Conversely, you will learn what aspects of a defensive force encounter help your defense build a compelling narrative of innocence, and how to minimize your vulnerability to prosecution and conviction.

The last hour or so of the seminar is devoted to helping you to build your own personal legally-sound self-defense strategy, incorporating your new understanding of self-defense law into your personal defensive tactics.  The goal:  teach how how to stay well within the bounds of the law of self-defense as possible without in any way diminishing your ability to win the physical, and as well as the legal, battle.

The seminar also allows for plenty of Q&A with Attorney Andrew Branca, an internationally recognized expert in American self-defense law.  His legal practice, writings, and seminars are considered an essential self-defense law resource by many judges, lawyers, and Federal and local law enforcement.


Andrew F. Branca is currently in his third decade of practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is an internationally recognized expert on the law of self-defense of the United States.  He has been quoted in this context by the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and many other mainstream media, including nationally syndicated broadcast media.

Andrew is the recent winner of the 2014 UC Berkeley Law School Debate on “Stand-Your-Ground,” defeating prominent law school professors and even a CNN Legal Analyst. He is also a Guest Instructor and content matter expert (CME) on self-defense law at the Sig Sauer Academy, an NRA life member, an NRA Certified Instructor, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions.

He is a certified Continuing Legal Education (CLE) instructor on self-defense law, teaching other lawyers how to argue self-defense cases, in numerous states around the country. He was also a speaker at the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting on self-defense law.

ANY QUESTIONS? Just email us at seminar@lawofselfdefense.com