Jeff Pavletic is the First Assistant State’s Attorney for the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. He is in charge of the Criminal Division of that office and has prosecuted over 150 jury trials with a concentration in homicide and violent crimes. He lectures nationwide to police officers and prosecutors on topics of criminal law. He currently holds undergraduate and graduate faculty positions teaching on topics ranging from criminal law to capital punishment litigation.

Additionally, Jeff served as Special Counsel to the United States House of Representatives in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. He was involved in all aspects of the impeachment before the full House and the trial before the United States Senate.

Jeff has been featured on Court TV, TruTV, The Wall Street Journal, and the Discovery Channel.

He has also received the Illinois State Crime Commission’s State’s Attorney of the Year Award, Felony Trial Attorney of the Year Award, and other community and civic awards.
March 6, 2024: 0830 - 1630

This course will focus on police officer use of force considerations in on-duty and off-duty scenarios. Practical use of force issues will be examined by viewing actual videos from live…

Mandates: Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Law Concerning Stops, Searches, and Use of Force, Lead Homicide Investigator, Legal Updates, Procedural Justice