From Novice to Expert 2023 Spring Seminar Nashville

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We are offering two ways to register for this Seminar – In-Person and Live Stream. You can change your registration to In-Person or Live Stream until April 1, 2023. To make a registration change, contact us at execdirector@duidla.org

Course Directors

Matt Brock Chattanooga, TN

Shyanne Riddle Nashville, TN

Rob McKinney Nashville, TN

Seminar Agenda


Thursday: [225 minutes – 3.75 hrs (60 min), 4.5 (50 min)]
9:00 am – 12:00 pm DUIDLA BOARD CERTIFICATION EXAM]
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM DUIDLA Committee Meetings
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Registration
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Welcome Remarks ( Rob McKinney, Course Director &
Tim Huey, CLE Chair)
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Back to Basics: Outline for a DUI Trial (Matt Brock, JD – TN)
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Marijuana, CBD, Delta 8 & Delta 9 (Jimmie Valentine, PhD)
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM A Word from our Platinum Partner
(Brian Blades – Scorpion Internet Marketing)
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM BREAK (Snacks!)
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Speaking Truth and Earning Sympathy with a Jury
(Marcos Garza, JD – TN)
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM Effective Opening Statements (Greg Willis, JD – GA)
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Effective Closing Arguments (Christine Koehler, JD – GA)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM DUIDLA Welcome Reception
Friday: [285 minutes – 4.75 hrs (60 min), 5.7 (50 min)]
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM Light Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Announcements (Shyanne Riddle, Course Director)
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM SFST’s Primer (John Bateman, JD – SC)
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM “Media Trials” & Other Difficult Cases (Shyanne Riddle, JD – TN & Rob McKinney, JD – TN)
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM BREAK (Bloody Mary/Mimosa Bar & Snacks!)
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Marijuana & SFST’s (Carrie Valentine, PhD)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Trial Tips: What I’d Tell My Newly-Licensed Self About Trying Cases (Patrick McLaughlin, JD – SC & Drew Carroll, JD – SC)
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch Presentation – GC Basics (Lee Polite, PhD – Axion Labs), ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist Recognition, DUIDLA Prize Wheel & Awards
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Challenging the Lack of Uncertainty Reporting in Breath Testing (Brian Manchester, JD – PA)
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM A Primer on Direct & Cross of Experts (Tim Huey, JD – OH)
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM PHOTOS – DUIDLA Board, Officers, District Reps, State Ambassadors
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM DUIDLA BOARD MEETING (all DUIDLA members welcome to attend)
TBD Scorpion Event: Location TBD
Saturday: [205 minutes – 3.40 hrs (60 min), 4.1 hrs (50 min)]
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM Light Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Announcements (Matt Brock, Course Director)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breath Testing Made Easy (Jan Semenoff)
10:00 AM – 10:40 AM DUIDLA Young Guns (“Preparing Your Client for Trial” – Chloe Spencer, JD – OH & “Evaluating Your Client’s Case” – Sorsha Huff, JD – OH)
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM A Word from our Diamond Sponsor: Intoxalock
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM BREAK (Snacks!)
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM What Really Happens in the Lab (Janine Arvizu)
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Science in Bite-Sized Chunks: Images, Analogies and Stories that Will Click (Mark Thiessen, JD – TX)
1:00 PM Final Wrap up (Course Directors)
TOTAL CLE HOURS 715 minutes 60 min states = 11.90; 50 min states = 14.30
[**Vendor presentations not included in calculation]