Seminar Number

8251

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$280 w/book
$145 w/o book

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$300 w/book
$165 w/o book

 

GEORGIA DUI UPDATE

MAY 10, 2013

State Bar of Georgia Headquarters
104 Marietta St. NW • Atlanta

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 3 Trial Practice Hours

Co-Sponsor:
General Practice and Trial Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Program Materials:
For $135.00, attendees may choose to receive the 2012 edition of Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual, co-authored by William C. “Bubba” Head and Frank T. Gomez, published by Thomson*West (a $242.00 retail value). In addition, these attendees will receive at no cost the new 2013 edition of Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual when it is published and available in June 2013. That’s two books for the price of one!

Presiding:
Frank T. Gomez, Program Co-Chair; Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC, Atlanta
Cory E. Yager, Program Co-Chair; Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC, Atlanta

7:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:25

Welcome and Program Overview
Frank T. Gomez

8:30

how to win your dui case before, during, and after trial
Marny J. Heit, Law Office of Marny Heit, LLC, Atlanta
Gus McDonald, McDonald, Cody & Cook, LLC, Toccoa

9:30

legislative update
Cory E. Yager

9:45

BREAK

10:00

60 minutes point / counterpoint debate: how the state and the defense can ethically do a better job

Moderator: Patrick A. Ferris, Patrick S. Ferris LLC, Douglas

For the State:
Donna S. Gopaul, Solicitor, State Court of Forsyth County, Cumming

For the Defense:
Allen M. Trapp, Jr., Attorney at Law, Carrollton

11:00

apocalypse now: dui trial practice in the new georgia evidence code world

Moderator: Melanie M. Ellwanger, Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC, Atlanta

From the Bench’s Perspective:
Hon. Jane Morrison, Judge, State Court of Fulton County, Atlanta

From the State’s Perspective:
Keenan R. Howard, Assistant Solicitor General, State Court of Clarke County, Athens

From the Public Defender’s Perspective
Maurice G. Kenner, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Decatur

From the Defense’s Perspective
Norman H. Cuadra, Cuadra & Patel, LLC, Lawrenceville

12:00

Lunch (Included in registration fee)

Bring your files to lunch and ask “The Experts” your tough DUI questions
Trina Griffiths, The Law Offices of George Stein, Atlanta
James “Skip” Sullivan, The Chestney Law Firm, Atlanta

12:45
georgia dui case law update
Frank T. Gomez
1:15
BREATH TESTING QUALITY ASSURANCE: FORENSIC SCIENCE DOES NOT DISAPPEAR WITH THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW DEVICE
Mary McMurray, Forensic Alcohol Consultant, Blue Mounds, WI
2:15
BREAK
2:30

professionalism in dui cases
Hon. Henry Thompson, Judge, State Court of Cobb County, Marietta

3:30
ADJOURN