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2020 DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Seminar

Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Agenda Faculty Hotel Exhibitor/Sponsor Scholarships Pricing Register Online Register by PDF Materials

COVID-19 Update: The health and welfare of conference attendees and staff is a priority for NACDL. We are currently proceeding with this scheduled event as planned, however, NACDL will continue to closely monitor developments in connection with the status of the coronavirus. While we are trying hard to strike a balance between taking immediate measures to limit personal contacts, we will continue long-range planning in anticipation of a point when the risk of virus spread has diminished. Obviously, if safety considerations continue, NACDL will promptly notify you should there be any change of plans with respect to this event. For resources to educate you on safe travel tips and any relevant health alerts or travel advisories, we recommend you stay current on any information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Program Summary:

NACDL & NCDD'S 24th Annual "DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®" Seminar, "Getting the 'Not Guilty' Vote" will be held on October 14-17, 2020 at the Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you're considering adding DUI defenses to your firms portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Join your nationwide colleagues in Las Vegas to learn from the best-of-the-best, and take advantage of the unique opportunity to network, mingle, and establish a reciprocal referral base with over 600 of your colleagues from around the country. There is no better opportunity to confer and learn from your peers! This one-of-a-kind CLE program is held in the mornings only, and consists of two days of general session presentations, and one day with your choice of multiple workshops for small group, intense, and focused learning in the areas you need the most help. Whether you are a seasoned criminal defense practitioner, or just getting started and needing to learn the ropes, THIS IS THE NATIONAL GATHERING YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This DUI Seminar is held jointly in conjunction with the Defending Modern Drug Cases Seminar, on the same dates, at the same location. While the DUI Seminar is held in the mornings only, the Drug seminar is held in the afternoons only. If you are interested in attending both seminars, click the register for both seminars button below and receive up to a 20% discount on your total combined registration fees.

REGISTER FOR BOTH DUI AND DRUG

Agenda

The program agenda and faculty are subject to change.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
3:00-6:00 pm Early Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
Thursday, October 15, 2020
7:30 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome, Introductions, Announcements – DUI Program Chair Steve Oberman (Knoxville, TN), NCDD Dean Doug Murphy (Houston, TX) and NACDL President Christopher Adams (Charleston, SC)
8:50 am Defending the Brain: The Art of Improving Your Memory – Paul Mellor (Richmond, VA)
9:50 am Trial Techniques for Combatting the Breath Test – Steven Epstein (Garden City, NY)
10:50 am Refreshment, Exhibitor, and Networking Break
11:10 am Challenging the Variables in Retrograde Extrapolation – Dr. Nikolas Lemos (San Francisco, CA)
12:10 pm The Disconnect: Defending Cases Where the Defendant Looks Good, But the BLAT is High – Denis DeVlaming (Clearwater, FL)
1:10 pm DUI Seminar Adjourns for the Day
1:10-1:30 pm Transition to Drug Seminar and Exhibitor Break
6:30 pm

Opening Reception – Planet Hollywood Hotel

Friday, October 16, 2020
7:30 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Networking Tables - Network with other DUI lawyers on issues of interest over coffee and breakfast
9:00 am Remarks & Reminders - Steve Oberman (Knoxville, TN)
9:05 am

SELECT A TRACK:

OPTION A: Blood Testing From Test Tube to Print-Out – Dr. Nikolas Lemos (San Francisco, CA)

OPTION B: Defending the DUI Client With Storytelling – Christopher Adams (Charleston, SC)

10:05 am

SELECT A TRACK:

OPTION A: Acceptable Medical Practices When Drawing Blood – Ron Lopez, RN, CPI (Salida, CA)

OPTION B: Defeating the DRE With Their Own Studies – Doug Murphy (Houston, TX)

11:05 am Refreshment, Exhibitor, and Networking Break
11:25 am

SELECT A TRACK:

OPTION A: Pure Bias in the Alcohol Breath Test: A Consequence of Using Unsound Science – Joe C. Anderson, Ph.D. (Seattle, WA)

OPTION B: Memory Improvement Techniques for Use at Trial – Paul Mellor (North Chesterfield, VA)

12:25 pm

SELECT A TRACK:

OPTION A: DUI Trials: Tricks of the Trade – Denis DeVlaming (Clearwater, FL

OPTION B: Memory Improvement Techniques for Use at Trial – Paul Mellor (North Chesterfield, VA)

1:25 pm DUI Seminar Adjourns for the Day
1:25-1:45 pm Transition to Drug Seminar and Exhibitor Break
Saturday, October 17, 2020
7:30 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:10 am

WORKSHOPS (Select from Options Below)

  1. Trying Your First DUI Case (Less than 5 Years Experience) - Denis DeVlaming & John Webb
  2. FST Cross (1-5 years experience) - Michelle Behan & Virginia Landry
  3. Challenging Drug Testing - Dr. Nikolas Lemos
  4. Handling Serious Injury and Death Cases - Joseph P. St. Louis
  5. DUI Case Law Update - Donald Ramsell
  6. Crossing Breath Test Operator - Steven Epstein
  7. Blood Draw Workshop - Ron Lopez
9:30 am Refreshment, Exhibitor, and Networking Break
9:50 am

WORKSHOPS (Select from Options Below)

  1. Trying Your First DUI Case (Less than 5 Years Experience) - Denis DeVlaming
  2. FST Cross (1-5 years experience) - Michelle Behan & John Webb
  3. Challenging Drug Testing - Dr. Nikolas Lemos
  4. Handling Serious Injury and Death Cases - Joseph P. St. Louis
  5. Oral Fluid Drug Testing Devices - Donald Ramsell
  6. Crossing Breath Test Operator - Steven Epstein
  7. Memory Power Workshop - Paul Mellor
11:10 am DUI Seminar Adjourns - See you October 13-16, 2021!
11:10 - 12:00 pm Transition to Drug Seminar and Exhibitor Break

Faculty

Christopher Adams (Charleston, SC)
Joe C. Anderson, Ph.D. (Seattle, WA)
Michelle Behan (Tucson, AZ)
Denis DeVlaming (Clearwater, FL)
Steven Epstein (Garden City, NY)
Virginia Landry (Laguna Hills, CA)
Dr. Nikolas Lemos (San Francisco, CA)
Ron Lopez, RN, CPI (Salida, CA)
Paul Mellor (North Chesterfield, VA)
Doug Murphy (Houston, TX) 
Steve Oberman (Knoxville, TN)
Don Ramsell (Tucson, AZ)
Joseph P. St. Louis (Tucson, AZ)
John Webb (Saco, ME)

Hotel

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino 
3667 Las Vegas Blvd South 
Las Vegas, NV 89109 

Phone Reservations: (866) 317-1829
Onlinehttps://book.passkey.com/go/SMDUI0
Group rate: $151 + $29 resort fee + tax  (Expires September 22, 2020)
Rooms/discounted group rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date.

LIMITED NUMBER OF PD ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE.

For more information, please contact NACDL Director of Events Akvile Athanason at aathanason@nacdl.org

Sponsorship and Exhibits

For information on exhibiting or sponsorships, please contact NACDL's Sales and Marketing Manager Jason Petty at jpetty@nacdl.org or call (202) 465-7637.

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NACDL would like to thank the following sponsors, exhibitors, and affinity partners for their support and contributions:

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Exhibitors:

WingMan - Addiction Resource Systems, Inc.

Scholarships

NACDL offers a variety of scholarships for this event ranging from partially discounted to fully funded. Each type of scholarship has different application requirements. To apply for any of the following scholarships, please follow the instructions for that specific scholarship.

OPTION 1: Needs Based Scholarships

DUI Seminar Needs-Based Scholarships
Based on need, scholarships are available to NACDL members for up to 50% off the standard seminar fee of $609. Approved recipients are responsible for the remainder of the tuition fee, which is $305  (all other expenses are not included). The reduced scholarship fee includes seminar tuition, admission to all evening social events, and downloadable seminar materials. Travel, hotel, and other costs are not included.

JOINT DUI/Drug Seminar Needs-Based Scholarships
Based on need, scholarships are available to NACDL members for up to 50% off the standard seminar fee of $814. Approved recipients are responsible for the remainder of the tuition fee, which is $407  (all other expenses are not included). The reduced scholarship fee includes seminar tuition, admission to all evening social events, and downloadable seminar materials. Travel, hotel, and other costs are not included.

To Apply: Prepare and e-mail or fax a letter of no more than two pages explaining the reason why you believe you should receive the grant to: NACDL Director of Events Akvile Athanason, at aathanason@nacdl.org- or fax it to 202-872-8690. All applications must be submitted before registering for the seminar and received by July 17, 2020.

NACDL MEMBERSHIP AND RESERVATION AT THE HOST HOTEL ARE REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS.

OPTION 2: Public Defense Scholarships

As a result of generous grant funding, NACDL is able to offer scholarship assistance to public defense providers to attend this NACDL training program. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of full or partial reimbursement of the registration costs of the program. Limited travel reimbursement stipends may also be awarded to qualifying individuals to help defray the costs of travel and lodging.

Apply for a Public Defense Scholarship  

Pricing

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Members of NACDL enjoy exclusive registration rates for our seminars along with all the benefits from joining.

Registration Fees
NACDL Members $609
NCDD Members $609
Non Members (includes 1 year membership)  $809
ALL Public Defenders $409
All Nevada Lawyers (Residents Only) $559
Groups of 4 or more PDs (must register at the same time; 1 payment; no changes or cancellations allowed) $359
Non-Attendee Materials / Recordings
Written Materials Only $150
Audio Recording of Seminar (Non-Attendee) $200
Pre-Order Video DVD Recording of Seminar $299

If you are interested in attending both Drug and DUI seminars, register for both seminars together and receive up to 20% discount on your total combined registration fee.

Code of Conduct

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