Prosecuting Complex Gang Cases

Includes a Live Web Event on 10/18/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)


Live Webinar: Prosecuting Complex Gang Cases

October 18, 2023 

2:00 - 3:30 pm EST

90-minute presentation 

1.50 CLE Credit

Gang cases are some of the most difficult cases to prosecute.  From uncooperative witness to jury nullification there are many factors making gang crimes extremely challenging. Join NDAA and Assistant State’s Attorney, Thomas Darman, for a 90-minute webinar designed to help you to organize, strategize, and successfully prosecute the most complex of gang cases.


Members: $100

Non-members: $125

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NDAA’s mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact


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Thomas Darman

Assistant State's Attorney

Cook County State's Attorney's Office

Thomas J. Darman has been an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office since 1992.  He is the Supervisor of the Gang & Complex Homicide Unit and supervises 30 prosecutors who prosecute primarily complex and gang related homicides in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

Mr. Darman’s past assignments in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office include: the Appellate Division; the Juvenile Justice Bureau; the Felony Review Unit; the Preliminary Hearing/Grand Jury Unit and the Felony Trial Division.

He was an adjunct faculty member at South Suburban College and has taught courses in the Criminal Justice Program such as Criminal Law, Evidence and Criminal Procedure, Criminal Investigation, Ethics, Elite Deviance, Cybercrime and Victimization. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Governor’s State University, Master of Criminal Justice program and has taught Criminal Law & the Constitution as well as Current Issues in Criminal Law.

Mr. Darman has given presentations on the subjects of Handling Difficult Witnesses, Prosecuting Gang Homicides, Use of Cell Phone Records at Trial, File Organization, Flipper Witnesses, Overview of an Oral Trial and others for:  the National Gang Crimes Research Center; Various Divisions of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office; The Chicago Police Department; the Chicago Bar Association; and Fortaleciendo el Estado de Derecho en las Américas.

Thomas Darman is a 1992 graduate of The John Marshall Law School and a 1986 graduate of Indiana University. He is a three time recipient of The Cook County Crime Stoppers Excellence in Law Enforcement Award and a two time recipient of the Chicago Crime Commission Law Enforcement Excellence.

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.50 hour

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.50 hour NDAA has applied for CLE credit in Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennslyvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. based on state requirements and guidelines. All other attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. At the conclusion of the course and after completion of the electronic evaluation survey, all attendees will receive a uniform continuing education certificate that they may use to report their continuing education hours to their state bar or reporting agency. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to Assistant Director, Courtney Jan at


Prosecuting Complex Gang Cases
10/18/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  90 minutes
10/18/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  90 minutes
9 Questions
CLE Certificate of Attendance
1.50 General credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 General credits  |  Certificate available