Continuing Legal Education

DUI and Traffic Law Update – Spring 2018

April 13, 2018
8:55 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5.75 MCLE hours, including 2.50 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Presented by Traffic Laws and Courts

Hoffman Estates
Northern Illinois University
5555 Trillium Blvd.
(map and directions)

Don’t miss this annual discussion that explores issues that are specific to DUI and traffic court cases, as well as new case law. State’s attorneys, public defenders, and attorneys with all levels of practice experience who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of:

  • How to choose the best jury for your case;
  • Issues affecting commercial driver’s license holders;
  • How arrests and convictions impact non-citizens;
  • How to prepare your DUI case (including discovery, subpoena, and expert witnesses) and what to expect at trial;
  • The current case law updates and trends that may affect your client;
  • How technology can help you save time and money in your traffic law practice;
  • Medical cannabis and its effects on DUI cases;
  • The ethical issues traffic law attorneys may face; and
  • Much more!

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Nancy G. Easum, Easum Law Office, Springfield


NOTE: Registration includes access to electronic course materials that will be sent to you via email prior to the seminar. Printed course materials may be purchased for a nomial fee via the registration page.



8:55 – 9:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions
Nancy G. Easum, Easum Law Office, Springfield

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.  Choosing a Jury: What Every DUI and Traffic Practitioner Should Know*
Explore the strategies and tactics that may be employed during the jury selection process of a DUI case.
William L. Vig, Vig Law, P.C., Springfield

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.  Commercial Driver’s License (CDLs) and Supervision
Don’t miss this discussion on the issues affecting Commercial Driver’s License holders, including “masking” and whether CDL holders can continue to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) after receiving a disposition of supervision.
Ted Harvatin, Harvatin Law Offices, Springfield

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Break (beverages provided)

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.  The Intersection of Immigration and Traffic Law: What Non-Immigration Attorneys Should Know to Protect Their Clients
Gain a better understanding of how arrests and convictions can impact non-citizens, as well as what you need to know about the TRUST Act and how to protect your clients.
Aaron B. Lawee, Immigration Law Associates, Skokie

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Nuts and Bolts of a Blood Case
Learn how to prepare your case from the investigation, including discovery, what to subpoena, and which experts you will need for your case. Additional topics include: pretrial motions and case law; foundations; objections; and what to expect at trial.
Juliet E. Boyd, Boyd & Kummer LLC, Chicago

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch (provided)
Sponsored by ADS Alcohol Detection Systems

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.  Case Law Update
This comprehensive overview examines the case law updates that are affecting the traffic law arena, as well as the current trends that may impact your clients.
Brick Van Der Snick, Van Der Snick Law Firm, Ltd., St. Charles

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.  Virtualization and Law Office Computing for the Traffic Law Attorney*
Discover how you can create a virtual law office and reduce your brick-and-mortar costs with this informative presentation.
Alan Pearlman, Alan Pearlman Ltd., Northbrook

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  Medical Cannabis and Its Effects on Prosecution and Defense of DUI
Don’t miss this update on medical marijuana impairment, including its effects on the prosecution and defense of DUIs.
Jeffrey R. Hall, Hall, Rustom, and Fritz, LLC, Peoria

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)
Sponsored by Smart Start

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Traffic Law and Attorney Ethics*
Traffic law attorneys often face ethical issues whether defending or prosecuting a case. This presentation offers a look at real life ethical issues that have arisen, as well as the proper way to handle these challenges.
Scott A. Kozlov, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Springfield


*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval