Continuing Legal Education

DUI and Traffic Law Updates – Fall 2014

October 10, 2014
8:55 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5.50 MCLE hours, including 0.75 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Presented by Traffic Laws and Courts

Palatine
Harper College – Wojcik Conference Center
1200 West Algonquin Road, W108
(map and directions)

Don’t miss this discussion on the increasingly complex issues occurring in traffic law and DUI court, as well as 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/Moderator:
J. Brick Van Der Snick, Van Der Snick Law Firm Ltd, St. Charles

 

Agenda

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introduction
J. Brick Van Der Snick, Van Der Snick Law Firm Ltd, St. Charles

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.
Donald Ramsell, Ramsell & Associates, Wheaton

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).
Larry A. Davis, The Davis Law Group, P.C., Northfield

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

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.
David Franks, Franks & Rechenberg PC, Lake in the Hills
J. Brick Van Der Snick, Van Der Snick Law Firm Ltd, St. Charles

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (provided)
Lunch sponsored by Smart Start Inc.

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.
Liam Dixon, Attorney at Law, Aurora

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.
Vijay Sharma, The Law Office of Vijay Sharma, Skokie

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

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.
Juliet Boyd, Boyd & Kummer LLC, Chicago

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.
Melissa A. Smart, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago


*Please Note: Attorneys may not receive credit for viewing the same program more than once within a 12 month period.

**Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval