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DUI Trial Academy: Direct and Cross Examination

This program is tightly focused on direct and cross-examination skills for DUI trials. Seasoned litigators instruct on best practices for examining police officers and expert witnesses who often testify at DUI trials and a judge advises on how attorneys can most successfully present their cases.
Credits: 0 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 6 Other PR

Faculty:

Teaching Moderator: Michael E. Reid, M. Reid Legal Solutions LLC, Edwardsville
Prosecutor: Chad M. Oliver, The Oliver Law Firm LLC, Clayton, MO
Defense Attorney: Michael E. Reid, M. Reid Legal Solutions LLC, Edwardsville
Police Officer: Officer Troy Colson, Maryland Heights Police Department, Maryland Heights, MO
Expert: Travis Jones, TBJ LLC Consulting, St. Peters, MO
Judges:  Hon. Clarence W. Harrison II, Madison County Circuit Court, Edwardsville
Hon. David L. Hoven, Franklin County Circuit Court, Union, MO
Hon. John F. Newsham, St. Louis County Circuit Court, Clayton 

General Direct and Cross Examination Techniques and Strategies
During this introductory segment, get an overview of tips and tricks for maximizing the effectiveness of your examination of witnesses at a DUI trial. Learn about the “trial notebook” method of preparation (what do you need to do BEFORE trial?). 

Teaching Demo: Direct & Cross Examination of Police Officer
Understand the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), officer’s Alcohol Influence Report (AIR) and breath alcohol results as they are used in the examination of the reporting officer.  Learn the best ways to utilize the SFST reports and other documents during direct and cross examination as well as how to lay the proper foundation for a police officer’s testimony about the administration of the SFSTs, the State’s “Exhibit A.” Specific attention will be paid to the officer’s observations (including bloodshot eyes, ordor of alcohol, slurred speech, etc.).

Teaching Demo: Direct & Cross Examination of Experts
Learn how to effectively examine and qualify/disqualify experts using the Daubert/Frye standards. Appreciate the importance of using the deposition at trial as well as laying proper foundation.  Think creatively about what you can do if your client cannot afford to hire an expert.  Can the police officer testify as an expert?  

Motion Practice to Limit and/or Exclude Officer and Expert Testimony
Learn how through motion practice you can limit, exclude and/or suppress witness testimony.  Understand whether the officer can use his/her report while testifying, and when the report may be used as evidence.   Learn whether you must disclose the defense expert, and the expert’s notes and/or reports.


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SKU: P1905-19E
$299.00 or 6.00 credits
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SKU: P1905-19A
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Faculty:

Teaching Moderator: Michael E. Reid, M. Reid Legal Solutions LLC, Edwardsville
Prosecutor: Chad M. Oliver, The Oliver Law Firm LLC, Clayton, MO
Defense Attorney: Michael E. Reid, M. Reid Legal Solutions LLC, Edwardsville
Police Officer: Officer Troy Colson, Maryland Heights Police Department, Maryland Heights, MO
Expert: Travis Jones, TBJ LLC Consulting, St. Peters, MO
Judges:  Hon. Clarence W. Harrison II, Madison County Circuit Court, Edwardsville
Hon. David L. Hoven, Franklin County Circuit Court, Union, MO
Hon. John F. Newsham, St. Louis County Circuit Court, Clayton 

General Direct and Cross Examination Techniques and Strategies
During this introductory segment, get an overview of tips and tricks for maximizing the effectiveness of your examination of witnesses at a DUI trial. Learn about the “trial notebook” method of preparation (what do you need to do BEFORE trial?). 

Teaching Demo: Direct & Cross Examination of Police Officer
Understand the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), officer’s Alcohol Influence Report (AIR) and breath alcohol results as they are used in the examination of the reporting officer.  Learn the best ways to utilize the SFST reports and other documents during direct and cross examination as well as how to lay the proper foundation for a police officer’s testimony about the administration of the SFSTs, the State’s “Exhibit A.” Specific attention will be paid to the officer’s observations (including bloodshot eyes, ordor of alcohol, slurred speech, etc.).

Teaching Demo: Direct & Cross Examination of Experts
Learn how to effectively examine and qualify/disqualify experts using the Daubert/Frye standards. Appreciate the importance of using the deposition at trial as well as laying proper foundation.  Think creatively about what you can do if your client cannot afford to hire an expert.  Can the police officer testify as an expert?  

Motion Practice to Limit and/or Exclude Officer and Expert Testimony
Learn how through motion practice you can limit, exclude and/or suppress witness testimony.  Understand whether the officer can use his/her report while testifying, and when the report may be used as evidence.   Learn whether you must disclose the defense expert, and the expert’s notes and/or reports.


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Program Date2/1/2019
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