Continuing Legal Education

DUI & Traffic Law Update – Fall 2012

October 12, 2012
8:55 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5.50 MCLE hours
Presented by Traffic Laws and Courts

Bloomington
Holiday Inn & Suites
3202 East Empire Street
(map and directions)


Enhance your traffic law knowledge with this full-day seminar on a variety of DUI, traffic, and Secretary of State-related issues!

Join us for this in-depth discussion on the increasingly complex issues occurring in traffic and DUI court, including the complicated sentencing options mandated by the Illinois General Assembly. State’s attorneys, public defenders, and attorneys practicing in the DUI and Traffic courts – with all levels of practice experience – will benefit from the following educational topics:

  • Immersing your practice in the Secretary of State administrative process;
  • Understanding the difference between “blood serum” and “blood whole” in alcohol detection cases;
  • Discovering how new legislation could affect the traffic law arena;
  • Refreshing your knowledge on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and Preliminary Breath Tests;
  • Preserving and protecting the record on appeal;
  • Understanding how civil discovery can affect statutory summary suspensions;
  • And much more!
Please Note: Prior to the program, you will receive a weblink via email allowing you to access the course materials prior to the program. You will also receive a copy of the course materials (for no additional charge) when you arrive at the program, but will need to check the appropriate box on the registration page letting us know if you prefer a flash drive or printed course book.

 

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
J. Brick Van Der Snick, Van Der Snick Law Firm, Ltd., Geneva

 

Agenda

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.  Introduction and Opening Remarks
Alan J. Novick, Attorney at Law, Bloomington

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Secretary of State Administrative Issues
This session explores several areas of the Secretary of State administrative process, including hearings, restricted driving permits, reinstatements, summary suspensions, revocations, and amended BAIID rules.
Larry A. Davis, Davis & LaScola, Ltd., Northfield

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.  Panel Presentation – Blood Whole v. Blood Serum
Blood testing is among the most accurate forms of alcohol detection available. This panel presentation explains the difference between blood whole and blood serum, as well as how this difference could affect the outcome of your next traffic law case.
Matthew P. Banach, McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office, Bloomington
Erica A. Nichols, University of Illinois Innocence Project, Springfield
Alan J. Novick, Attorney at Law, Bloomington (Moderator)
John Wetstein, Toxicology Training Coordinator, Springfield

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.  Break (beverages provided)
Refreshment Break sponsored by Intoxalock®

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.  New Legislation
Get the legislative updates you need with this informative segment.
David B. Franks, Franks & Rechenberg, P.C., Lake in the Hills

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion: Current Cases and Scenarios
This panel discussion reviews recent case law updates and collectively discusses current traffic law scenarios, including driving under the influence and statutory summary suspensions.
Matthew P. Banach, McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office, Bloomington
Hon. Rebecca S. Foley, 11th Judicial Circuit, Bloomington
Jim Grimaldi, Grimaldi Law Office, Lincoln
J. Brick Van Der Snick, Van Der Snick Law Firm, Ltd., Geneva

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Refresher: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and Preliminary Breath Tests
Re-familiarize yourself with Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) and Preliminary Breath Tests (PBT), including how these tests are administered, evaluating the results, and using this evidentiary data at trial.
Officer Eric Bauwens, St. Charles Police Department, St. Charles
Scott Bennett, Champaign County State’s Attorney, Urbana
J. Brick Van Der Snick, Van Der Snick Law Firm, Ltd., Geneva

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Civil Discovery for Statutory Summary Suspensions
This segment explores the downfall of People v. Schmidt that resulted from the decision in People v. Kladis, McClure, and Aronson.
Michael E. Reid, M Reid Legal Solutions LLC, Edwardsville

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)
Refreshment Break sponsored by Intoxalock®

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.  Preserving & Protecting the Record on Appeal
Get the tips and advice you need for effectively preserving and protecting the record on appeal!
Donald J. Ramsell, Ramsell & Associates LLC, Wheaton