Continuing Legal Education

DUI and Traffic Law Updates 2014

March 14, 2014
8:55 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5.50 MCLE hours, including 0.75 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours
Presented by Traffic Laws and Courts

Fairview Heights
Four Points Sheraton
319 Fountains Parkway
(map and directions)

Don’t miss this discussion on the increasingly complex issues occurring in traffic law and DUI court, as well as the new case law and legislation mandated by the Illinois General Assembly! State’s attorneys, public defenders, judges, and attorneys practicing in the DUI and traffic courts – with all levels of experience – who attend this full-day seminar will better understand:

  • The jury selection process in DUI and misdemeanor cases;
  • How the traffic law arena is affected by the legalization of medical marijuana;
  • The ethical obligations you have as a traffic law attorney;
  • How new legislation has impacted the defense of Operating Under the Influence;
  • 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:
J. Brick Van Der Snick, Van Der Snick Law Firm Ltd, St. Charles

Program Moderator:
Thomas Speedie, Jr., Attorney at Law, Nashville
 

Agenda

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introduction
Thomas Speedie, Jr., Attorney at Law, Nashville

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Jury Selection in DUI / Misdemeanor Cases
This segment examines the jury selection process in DUI and misdemeanor cases, and includes a discussion on the pros and cons of a six-jury panel vs. a twelve-jury panel.
Rodney R. Nordstrom, Law Office of Rodney R. Nordstrom, Peoria

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Update on Secretary of State, BAIID, RDP Issues
Keep abreast of current Secretary of State hearing issues, including driver’s license reinstatements, Restricted Driving Permits (RDP), Monitoring Device Driving Permits (MDDP), and Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID).
Thomas Speedie, Jr., Attorney at Law, Nashville

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break (beverages provided)
Refreshment Break sponsored by Intoxalock® and Smart Start Inc.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Update on Current Case Law and Legislation
Get the case law and legislative updates you need with this informative segment.
William A. Davis, Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, Springfield

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.  Medical Marijuana and Traffic Law Issues
This presentation examines how the traffic law arena is affected by the legalization of medical marijuana, including who it applies to, how one makes application, and whether or not the use of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing is appropriate.
Jeremy J. Richey, Moultrie County State’s Attorney’s Office, Sullivan

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.  Quick Hits: Supervision, GDL, and CDL
This comprehensive overview explores a number of important traffic law issues, including current court supervisions, changes in the law, under 21 zero tolerance, graduated driver’s license, consumption/possession of alcohol, and moving violations for CDL.
Ted Harvatin, Harvatin Law Offices, Springfield

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)
Refreshment Break sponsored by Intoxalock® and Smart Start Inc.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.  BUI: Boating Under the Influence of Alcohol
This segment discusses important new legislation and case laws that impact the defense of Operating Under the Influence charges and your client’s driver’s license. Topics include: the documents you need to subpoena, understanding the difference between OUI and DUI (and why this distinction is important), and practical tips for defending OUI charges.
Kristen A. Sweet, Sullivan & Associates, Glen Carbon

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.  Professionalism and Ethics*
Don’t miss this in-depth look at the current ethical obligations you have as a traffic law attorney when dealing with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.
Peter L. Rotskoff, Chief of Litigation, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Springfield