The methodologies taught within this
program have been developed by lawyers who
have also distinguished themselves as
professional criminal interrogators.
John E. Reid was a lawyer who's innovative
"Nine Steps of Criminal Interrogation" have
not only become the industry standard among
domestic and international law enforcement
agencies but have also been favorably
recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court in
Missouri v. Seibert (2004). Fred E. Inbau,
former Director of the Chicago Police
Department Crime Laboratory and John
Henry Wigmore Professor of Law at
Northwestern University, was co-author of the
seminal text "Criminal Interrogation and
Confessions" which was similarly favorably
recognized in Seibert. Paul D. Newey was an
attorney, intelligence operative, and criminal
investigator spanning the U.S. Central
Intelligence Agency, Secret Service, Federal
Bureau of Narcotics, and the Cook County
States Attorney's Office. The instructor for
this program, Philip A. Mullenix, is himself a
practicing Chicago attorney who received his
training in the tradecraft of interrogation
from each of these accomplished lawyers.
The techniques taught within the Lawyers'
Institute of Forensic Interviewing are
fundamentals of field interrogation which are
used by America's intelligence community
and law enforcement agencies. Those principles have now been integrated with rules of
evidence, discovery, and trial practice for
their forensic application by attorneys in the
search for truth and justice.
Our challenge is to those lawyers who think
beyond traditional boundaries. It is they who
will benefit most from the Lawyers' Institute
of Forensic Interviewing.
Specific topics addressed at the seminar:
Advanced behavior assessment interviewing
techniques designed to elicit information in a
non coercive manner from adverse, hostile, or
reluctant witnesses during formal statements,
depositions and trial testimony.
Principles of verbal, vocal and nonverbal
behavior symptom analysis to discern truth
Analysis of statutory and common law guidelines, including rules of evidence and criminal/
civil procedure, governing the forensic use of
interrogation techniques within witness
interviews, depositions and trial testimony.
Agencies Participating in this Training Seminar include:
About The Presenter
- State of Texas Attorney General's Office
- State of Virginia Attorney General's Office
- State of Illinois Attorney General's Office
- United States Department of State
- United States Department of Homeland Security
- United States Department of Transportation
- United States Department of Treasury - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
- United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas
- United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
- United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
PHILIP A. MULLENIX is a Chicago lawyer who has participated in thousands
of criminal interrogations, including homicide, corporate espionage, securities fraud, narcotics, theft and
sabotage. He has trained hundreds of law enforcement and security personnel in behavior assessment
interviewing, interrogation and counter-terrorism profiling. Mullenix is the author of numerous
publications on behavior assessment interviewing, domestic terrorism and tactics for the interrogation of
During more than 20 years of law practice, Mullenix has adapted non-coercive interrogation techniques
as a means of eliciting information within the forensic context of civil and criminal litigation. He
maintains an active practice in the trial and appellate courts of the State of Illinois and in the United
States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Attorney Mullenix has co-authored two recent articles re the interrogation of terrorists:
An Analysis of the Confession of Khalid Sheikh Muhammad in the Development of Themes for the Interrogation of Islamic
Fundamentalist Terrorist Suspects Click here for the complete article.
Interrogation Strategies for an Unconventional Extremist Enemy. Click here for the complete article.
This CLE program is available on an in-house basis and can be arranged by contacting Julie Rock at 1-855-479-3959 or firstname.lastname@example.org .