Michael L. Stout Law

Continuing Education and Trainings

Michael L. Stout is an experienced instructor in New Mexico, both as a member of the faculty of National Criminal Defense College since 1983, as well as a regular provider and lecturer for CLEs and workshops.

Frequent topics of presentation for Michael L. Stout include trial techniques, grand jury issues, jury selection, cross-examination, and contempt of court issues.


Michael identifies problems in your method, offers techniques to overcome challenges, and reinforces good habits through practice. All levels of trial practitioner will feel more confident and effective after this workshop and leave with a new set of “tools” for the trial toolbag.

Angelica Hall, New Mexico Trial attorney

I attended Michael’s workshop two years ago. Michael was excellent. I learned many important ways to communicate effectively in many different settings (cross, voir dire, direct). It was an extremely valuable and empowering experience. I’d encourage both seasoned and new lawyers to attend.

Nechama Minkowicz, New Mexico Trial Attorney

I found Michael Stout’s workshops interesting, extremely challenging and fun. There is no substitute for actually conducting voir dire and cross-examination under Mr. Stout’s scrutiny. His feedback and critiques are invaluable. I guarantee these courses will change forever the way you ask questions — for your good and that of your clients.

Rep. Gail Chasey, New Mexico Attorney & State Representative