Prosecuting Complex Gang Cases


On-Demand Webinar: Prosecuting Complex Gang Cases

90-minute presentation 

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 Attorney General

Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Thomas J. Darman is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois currently assigned to the Statewide Grand Jury Bureau where he prosecutes multi-jurisdictional narcotics and gun cases.

 Mr. Darman retired from the from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in May of 2023 as the Supervisor of the Gang & Complex Homicide Unit where he supervised 25 attorneys who prosecuted primarily complex and gang related homicides in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

 He is a Gang Investigation and Prosecution Expert for the National Center for State Courts where he is assigned to the Caribbean Anti-Crime Program.  In this capacity Mr. Darman works with the NCSC and U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the criminal justice sector of law enforcement institutions in Jamaica, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago. This involves support and training in counter gang strategies to support local stakeholders and address challenges and gaps in gang investigation and prosecution.

 For 10 years Mr. Darman 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 the 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: 1.5 Hour

NDAA is not responsible for accrediting or reporting CLE credits for this on-demand webinar. Members are responsible for ensuring their state accepts self-applications for self-study CLE credits. 

Upon completion of your on-demand course, you will be able to access a CLE Uniform Certificate of Attendance for the recording. If your state accepts self-study credits, you can submit this certificate directly to your state bar. NDAA does not accredit recorded content or report on-demand CLE for this webinar. 

Attendees must self-submit this course for approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information. General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to



Prosecuting Complex Gang Cases
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CLE Certificate of Attendance
1.50 General credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 General credits  |  Certificate available