Fall Seminar 2021 Chicago, Illinois

  • September 9 - 11, 2021
  • Chicago, IL
  • The Blackstone Hotel
    636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605 | (312) 447-0955

DUIDLA and the DUIDLA Justice Foundation are providing six scholarships to the upcoming Fall Seminar in Chicago, Illinois September 9 – 11, 2021. The scholarships are as follows:

Public Defenders Only:
Three (3) attorneys will be awarded tuition scholarships to the seminar. They will also be awarded a $600 stipend to assist with travel or hotel expenses.

Scholarship & Travel Stipend:
Three (3) private attorneys and/or public defenders will be awarded tuition scholarships to the seminar.

Scholarships are only awarded to DUIDLA members. If you are not yet a member, JOIN HERE.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 5 PM (CENTRAL) August 20, 2021.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE NOW FOR THE JUSTICE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Course Directors

Sarah Toney Chicago, IL

Andrew R. Bucher Lima, OH

Scott Wonder Bellevue, WA

Seminar Agenda


Thursday Session – September 9, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 pm DUIDLA BOARD CERTIFICATION EXAM
10:30 am – 11:30 am Committee Meetings
11:00 am – 12:45 pm Registration
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Welcome Remarks
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Persuasion: Getting Further with a Smile … and a Gun Patrick McLaughlin JD – SC
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm A Breath Testing Overview – Jonathan Rands JD – WA & Jan Semenoff, Expert and Editor of Counterpoint
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm A Simple & Effective DUI Trial Template Andrew Bucher JD – OH
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm BREAK (snacks)
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Digging Deeper into Breath Test Procedures Mike Tillotson JD – VA
3:45 pm – 4:45pm DUIDLA Wellness Committee Panel – Pace Yourself, Self-Care, and Watch out for your Friends Evan Levow JD – NJ, Scott Wonder JD – WA, Michele Tjader JD – WI & Kyla Lee JD – CAN
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm DUIDLA Welcome Reception
Friday Session – September 10, 2021
8:15 am – 8:45 am Light Breakfast
8:45 am – 9:00 am Remarks & Important Information
9:00 am – 10:00 am Blocks, Strings & Pearls for Winning Opening & Direct – Rafe Foreman JD – TX
10:00 am – 10:30 am Gas Chromatography Overview & Top 5 Issues to Look For in GC Data Dr. Lee Polite PhD
10:30 am – 10:40 am ACS-CHAL FORENSIC LAWYER-SCIENTIST AWARD CEREMONY
10:40 am – 10:55 am BREAK (snacks)
10:55 am – 11:15 am Working with Experts without Breaking the Bank – Gretchen Taylor JD – VA
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Lessons Learned from Chemical Testing Shenanigans in Michigan Mike Nichols JD – MI & Dr. Andreas Stoltz PhD Physics
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch & 20 Min Presentation: (Sponsor)
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Preparing for Hearings and Trials – Denise Childress JD – MO
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Breath Testing in Times of Covid-19 Panel All Star Cast including Jonathan Rands & Jan Semenoff, Mike Tillotson, Mike Nichols & Dr. Stoltz PhD & Ron Henson PhD
2:45 pm Awards Ceremony
3:00 pm PHOTOS – DUIDLA Board, Officers, District Reps, State Ambassadors (all DUIDLA members welcome to attend)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm DUIDLA BOARD & MEMBERS MEETING (all DUIDLA members welcome to attend)
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Board Certification Committee meeting
Saturday Session – September 11, 2021
8:00 am – 8:45 am Light Breakfast
8:45 am – 9:00 am Remarks & Important Information
9:00 am – 10:00 am Dis is Da Bidness of Law – Kim Frye JD – GA, Deandra Grant JD – TX, Ann Thayer JD – VA & Sarah Toney JD – IL
10:00 am – 10:40 am Crossing the Cop on SFSTs, “Sabol-Style” Dan Sabol JD – OH
10:40 am – 11:20 am DUI Collateral Consequences – Scott Wonder JD – WA
11:20 am – 11:50 am Break (Heavy Snacks) – Sponsor Presentation [total 30 minutes]
11:50 am – 12:30 pm Voir Dire: Finding the Jurors who will Acquit Your Client – Frank Mungo JD – KY
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Crossing with Pearls, Strings and Blocks – Rafe Foreman JD – TX
1:30 pm Concluding Remarks
Axion Labs Field Trip Group Schedules
Thursday – Al Capone Tour 105 CLE Minutes
9:00 am – 9:30 am Travel to Axion Labs
9:30 am – 11:15 am Hands-on Gas Chromatography Field Trip at Axion Labs Dr. Lee Polite Ph.D. and the Axion Labs crew.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Travel to Axion Labs
Friday – John Dillinger Tour 105 CLE Minutes
3:30 pm – 5:15 pm Hands-on Gas Chromatography Field Trip at Axion Labs Dr. Lee Polite Ph.D. and the Axion Labs crew.
Saturday – Team Machine Gun Kelly 105 CLE Minutes
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Travel to Axion Labs
2:45 pm – 4:30 pm Advanced* Gas Chromatography Field Trip at Axion Labs Dr. Lee Polite Ph.D. and the Axion
Labs crew. (*Cannot attend this session unless you have previously taken an Axion Labs course)
TOTAL CLE HOURS 755 minutes: 60 min states = 12.60 hours; 50 min states = 15.1 hours
[**Vendor presentations not included in calculation]