Legal Issues for Self Defense and Concealed Carry
is happy to announce this new class for our civilian students who wish to learn
more about the legal issues related to owning, carrying, and using a firearm for
is taught by a practicing local attorneys from the Birmingham area, with both criminal defense and prosecution
experience. It covers the basics of
justifiable use of lethal force for self defense and the law in Alabama that
governs carrying a concealed handgun. This
module is included in the NRA Personal
Protection in the Home Class.
Typical duration is 2 hours plus ample time to answer all student questions.
The class is taught in a local classroom facility.
Registration and pre-payment of the class
fee is required to hold your seat in this class. Visit our registration
page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to learn more about reserving your place in the next class.
is the principal of the
law firm of W.
& Associates, L.L.C. His area
of practice is largely concentrated in criminal defense.
His experience includes defending a number of jury trials and appeals in
cases ranging from Driving Under the Influence to Capital Murder cases.
Mr. Alvis earned his Bachelor of Science and Business Administration with
the concentration in Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and
his Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law.
During his education, he was a member of the Varsity Rifle Team at
and has been an avid shooter and collector of firearms for twenty-five years.
Additionally, he has been involved in many different types of firearms
litigation and was appointed as a Special Circuit Judge in
where he presided over municipal and county appeals.
Lara McCauley Alvis is an attorney with the Birmingham law firm of W.
& Associates, L.L.C. Her area
of practice is primarily criminal defense litigation.
Her experience includes seven years with the Shelby County District
Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney and a clerkship with
Supreme Court Justice Sue Bell Cobb during her tenure on the Court of Criminal
Appeals. Her experience includes
numerous jury trials and appeals ranging from Driving Under the Influence to
Murder cases. Mrs. Alvis earned her
Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama, graduating
magna cum laude. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama.
She is a member of the Shelby County Bar Association where she served as
President, a Blackburn Fellow from the
, and the 2009 Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum.
Additionally, she is the Coach of the
’s National Criminal Moot Court Team and attends National Competition each