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FALI-U 2017 Rescheduled from September
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When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
9:30 AM
Where: Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
2225 N Lois Ave
Tampa, Florida  33607
United States
Presenter: Mark Lynn and Jim Leusner
Contact: Amy O'Rourke
(888) 845-3254

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FALI-U 2017 has been RESCHEDULED to:

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Welcome to FALI "U"

FREE Benefit for FALI Members
FALI-U provides advanced, targeted, learning opportunities, specifically designed for experienced investigative disciplines. Each FALI-U program consists of a full day that includes professional development, instruction, activities and discussions. The content is designed so that you will have the skills and knowledge needed to provide a new service to your clients, develop new business opportunities, or put into practice new strategies for your organization.

FALI-U programs are led by industry experts who are recognized as professionals, with a reputation necessary to provide experienced investigators with the knowledge they need to better serve their organization, or clientele. Invest in yourself, and your profession, by attending these professional development programs. Certificates will be awards to those who successfully complete the program detailing the number of hours which may be used to satisfy continuing education requirements of other professional investigator organizations.

FALI-U attendees MUST be experienced investigators, or agency owners, who can prove, at least, three-years of experience as a private investigator, or in a related profession. Students are not eligible for this program. You do not have to be a member of FALI to attend FALI-U, however the program is only FREE for members.

Note: Due to the limited space, and in order to serve the most members possible, we will be enforcing these requirements. Proof must be provided that you qualify. Anyone with less than 3 years of experience qualifies to attend FALI Boot Camp instead.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
09:30AM - 12:00PM Morning Session: "Introduction to Accident Investigations"
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM - 5:00PM Afternoon Session: “Following The Paper Trail: The Original Open Source Intelligence”
5:00PM - 7:00PM Reception

Any of the following with 3+ years of experience, even if you are new to the PI profession

Private Investigators
Agency Owners
Process Servers
Industry Professionals

Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
2225 N Lois Ave Tampa, FL 33607
There are a limited number of hotel rooms available for the discount rate of $159.


The FALI -U program is FREE for FALI Members who meet the necessary qualifications.
Non-Members may attend for $195.00. Students are not eligible for this program.


Morning Session:  9:30am-Noon

"Introduction to Accident Investigations"
Increase your profit potential by learning about these types of cases

Presented by: Mark Lynn
Private Investigator, and FALI Member, with specialties including:

Accident Investigation/Reconstruction

In our especially litigious society, private investigators often get calls for cases involving accidents. These could be vehicular, workplace or even slips or falls on public property. With over 30 years experience in both the military, and private sector, Mark will provide attendees with information to accept cases they may have previously turned down and, share information those who work these cases may have not previously considered. Topics to be covered include:

What is an Accident?

Accident Investigation
Analytical Approach
Investigation Techniques
Reporting & Follow-up

Lunch Break: Noon - 1:00pm
The hotel restaurant will be offering a limited menu
in order to best serve all attendees

Afternoon Session:  1:00pm - 5:00pm
“Following The Paper Trail:
The Original Open Source Intelligence”

Presented by: Jim Leusner
Private Investigator, Investigative Reporter and 8 Year FALI Member

Jim has taught this class for over 30 years to reporters, journalism students, law enforcement and lawyers. Attendees will learn something new and some tricks they may not have known. Jim's investigative approach often helps take the “blinders” off of people and shows them there are a lot more avenues for research than they would expect. Subjects to be discussed include:

How to investigate a person
How to investigate a business
Overview of the Florida Public Records and Sunshine Laws
(including how to make requests, exempted records and helpful online resources)

How to integrate proprietary databases like TLO and IRB into your research
Investigative checklist of records/places to research
Most underused public and investigative records
*The class will also go online and do real- time, online research*

About the Speakers:

Mark Lynn is a military-trained leader with over 30 years of safety, investigative and logistics administrative experience. He a Combat Veteran having served in Desert Storm, Bosnia, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was awarded more than 50 awards, decorations and citations with the highest being the Bronze Star Medal. He has Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology, from Central Texas College (CTC) and is working on his Bachelor of Professional Aeronautics with OSHA minor, with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has Occupational Safety Health Agency (OSHA) Certifications, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Certifications and Homeland Security National Fire Academy Certifications.

Mark was honorably discharged from the United States Army as an E-7/Sergeant First Class in August 2008 after serving for 20 years. During his time in the Army he served as: Personnel Director, Personnel Trainer, Aviation Safety Manager, Ground Operations Safety Manager, Rail Load Operations Safety Manager, Facilities Inspector, Environmental Manager, Quality Assurance Specialist and Air Craft Technical Inspector. He was also a Combat Lifesaver, and has medical training including: AED/CPR.

Upon retiring from the military, Mark worked as an overseas Military Contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan from July 2008 – February 2015. He was Operations Administrator for the Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (TASMG) – LogiCore HSV/ManTech International / Millennium System Services Inc. (MSSI), Iraq / Afghanistan. In addition, he was Airfield Safety Manager for MSSI in Tallil and at Joint Base Balad, Iraq – Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Coordinator for Kellogg Brown Root (KBR) – Houston, TX KBR Site B6, Iraq.

Mark joined Keck Investigations in September 2015, and is now a partner in the agency. His investigative specialties include: Accident Investigation/Reconstruction, Surveillance Operations/Video Compilation, Armed/Unarmed Personal Protection, and Security. Aside from his C, D & G Licenses he is a Certified Forensic Interviewer – Forensic Testimony Evidence Recovery (CFI-FTER), Certified Protection Operation (EP Level 1) and Certified Tactical Gun Takeaway & Defense.

Jim Leusner is a longtime investigator in Central Florida, spending nearly 30 years as a reporter at the Orlando Sentinel. He retired in July 2008 to form his own Orlando private investigation, research and media company, Jim Leusner Consulting LLC. He has been a licensed private investigator since 1996 and also worked as an investigator for a Tampa plaintiff’s law firm and its investigative-consulting arm from 2009 to 2014.

At the Sentinel, he was a special projects, legal affairs and criminal justice reporter, covering many high-profile local, state, national and international stories. Jim is an award-winning, nationally known investigative reporter, lecturer and instructor. As a private investigator, he specializes in covertly locating and gathering information on civil legal targets. He also performs asset-tracing and juror research services.

During his reporting career, Jim probed everything from the 1980 ABSCAM congressional scandal to the 2000 Florida election recount, the drug war, motorcycle gangs and homeland security. Other investigative subjects included defense contractors, police misconduct, land development, municipal bonds, college sports scandals and the history of Orlando’s tourist corridor. He chronicled right-wing militias, spies, serial killers, military and terrorism matters. Jim also investigated two space shuttle disasters, and NASCAR safety and the death of racing legend Dale Earnhardt.

His assignments have taken him to the White House and the halls of Congress; CIA, FBI and DEA headquarters; aboard Coast Guard cutters and U.S. Customs Service radar planes; and to Florida’s Death Row. He reported on hundreds of trials and specialized in covering federal and state law enforcement agencies.

Jim, 62, has lectured for three decades on investigative reporting, news reporting, public records and the law, media relations and ethics. He has addressed various journalism schools, media outlets, civic groups, law enforcement agencies and the Florida Bar, in addition to appearing on numerous local and national radio, television and cable documentary shows. And he has contributed to four journalism text books. He graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and also attended Rutgers University.

Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
Post Office Box 2896, Dunedin, FL 34697
Tel: (888)845-3254  or  (727) 373-8028


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