1 3 rd Annual DUI Training AUGUST 26-28, 2013 at the State Bar of Georgia Field Sobriety Tests Breath Tests Ethics and Professionalism Training Adminstrative License Hearings DRE Super Symposium 20 Different Training Sessions to choose... DUI Trial Techniques BUI s DUI Drugs YOUR Training...YOUR Way! Choose from one day to all three! Presented by: Impaired Driving Specialists, llc
2 State Court Judge Judge Leslie Abernathy-Maddox ALS Attorney State Court Judge DUI Defense Attorney DUI Defense Attorney Jennifer Ammons Judge Nancy Bills George Creal Jim Duncan DUI Defense Attorney DUI Defense Attorney DUI Defense Attorney DUI Defense Attorney SFST/DRE Expert Peter Gerstenzang Frank Gomez Michael Hawkins Richard Lawson Ron Lloyd DUI Defense Attorney SFST/DRE Expert Municipal Court Judge DUI Defense Attorney DUI Defense Attorney Parker McFarland Anthony Palacios Judge Roger Rozen Rick Ryczeck Ben Sessions DUI Defense Attorney DUI Defense Attorney Toxicology Expert George Stein Allen Trapp Dr. Jimmie Valentine
3 Judge Leslie Abernathy-Maddox serves as one of two Forsyth County State Court Judges. Judge Abernathy was elected to three terms as the solicitor-general of Forsyth County before being appointed State Court Judge by Governor Deal in December She is a member of the board of directors of CASA of Forsyth County and the Children s Center for Hope and Healing, and she is the former vice chairperson for the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia. Abernathy earned her bachelor s degree from North Georgia College and State University and her law degree from John Marshall Law School. Jennifer Greene Ammons is currently employed as the General Counsel at the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS). She held the same position at the DDS predecessor agency, the Department of Motor Vehicle Safety, where she worked from October 2001 through June From July 1994 through September 2001, Ms. Ammons was an assistant district attorney in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit primarily assigned to the Newton County District Attorney s Office in Covington, Georgia. Ms. Ammons graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in 1991 with a degree in criminal justice studies. She received her juris doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law in Ms. Ammons speaks extensively on the subject of driver s license law and coordinates the annual CLE seminar on that topic. In 2010 she was awarded the Third Millennium Medallion Award by the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education. She was also recognized by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the Legal Elite in Governmental Affairs. Judge Nancy Bills graduated Cum Laude with a BA Degree from UGA and then Cum Laude from Law School at UGA. After graduation from law school in 1989, she came to Rockdale Co. and began work as Assistant District Attorney. In 1996, became the Chief Asst. District Atty and worked in the District Attorney s Office as an Asst DA for over ten years. Judge Bills went into private legal practice for five years and handled primarily criminal defense and domestic cases. Until running for State Court in July Elected to the State Court Bench in January 2005, Judge Bills was re-elected in November 2012 to another four- year term. She began the Rockdale County DUI Court in George Creal is a trial lawyer with over 18 years of experience. George began his legal career working as a staff attorney to a Georgia Superior Court Judge, a Federal District Court Judge, and County Attorney. He spent a several years as an Insurance Defense lawyer representing Insurance Companies in all areas of litigation including personal injury, catastrophic injury and government entity defense in insured civil rights cases. He started his own practice in 1996 and since then has secured over 100 not guilty verdicts in criminal and DUI jury trials. He has tried several week long employment discrimination lawsuits to juries in Federal Court and tried scores of jury trials in State and Superior Court securing millions of dollars of settlements and judgments for his clients in personal injury, workers compensation, civil rights, employment discrimination and business lawsuits. In recent years his practice has focused more on DUI jury trials. His reputation in the courtrooms of Georgia is legendary and is often contacted by sheriff s deputies, judges and prosecutors when they need legal help for friends and family. They don t call him the Real Deal George Creal for nothing.
4 Jim Duncan is the managing owner of Duncan Law Firm LLC in Augusta, Georgia. In addition to his law degree, he has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration. He has been practicing since 1987, and he now limits himself to DUI defense. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, plus he is a Georgia CLE faculty member. He has cross examined the GBI s expert on the Intoxilizer 5000 numerous times, and he has obtained not guilty verdicts in cases with high readings on the Intox Mr. Duncan s thorough and effective cross examination of the State s expert usually turns the State s expert into a plus when he is defending his DUI clients at jury trials. Peter Gerstenzang is the senior partner in the Albany firm of Gerstenzang, O Hern, Hickey, Sills & Gerstenzang where he focuses on Criminal Defense with an emphasis on DWI cases and Vehicular Crimes. He commenced his legal career as a prosecutor for the United States Army in the Republic of Vietnam. From 1972 to 1975, he was an Assistant District Attorney for the County of Albany. Certified as a breath test operator, he taught at the New York State Police Academy in their Breath Test Training Program for 12 years. Mr. Gerstenzang is Board Certified by the National College for DUI Defense ( NCDD ), where he serves as Assistant Dean. The NCDD is the only organization accredited by the American Bar Association to certify attorneys as specialists in DUI law.* His book, Handling the DWI Case in New York, published by West Group, is considered a standard reference in the field of Driving While Intoxicated cases. Peter Gerstenzang is a regular lecturer for the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York State Magistrates Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York State Defenders Association. In addition, he lectures for numerous County Bar and Magistrates Associations, public defense organizations and the New York State Court Clerks Association. Frank Gomez is a DUI defense attorney at the law offices of Head, Thomas, Webb and Willis in Sandy Springs, Georgia. He has prior experience as a DUI prosecutor in the City of Atlanta and Cobb County court systems. Frank did his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia and received his law degree from the College of Law at Georgia State University. For the past seven years, Frank has co-chaired and spoken at a number of statewide DUI defense seminars sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Along with William C. Bubba Head, Frank is the co-author on the Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual published by West, a Thomson Reuters company. Frank was recently recognized as the 2013 DUI lawyer of the Year by the Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD) Group. Mike Hawkins of Hawkins Law Group in Atlanta, Georgia is a frequent lecturer on DUI issues in Georgia and across the nation. Mr. Hawkins holds a B.A. from the University of Alabama in 1989 and a J.D. from Emory University in Mr. Hawkins served as a prosecutor in metro Atlanta for 5 years before entering private practice. Mr. Hawkins remains the youngest lawyer in the United States recognized by the American Bar Association as Board Certified in DUI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense. In 2008, he was elected to the Board of Regents for the NCDD. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the DUI Committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and served locally as President of the DeKalb Bar Association.
5 Georgia DUI Attorney Richard Lawson has dedicated his entire career to DUI Law. As a former DUI Prosecutor, he has worked on both sides, and he brings that experience to the defense of those charged with DUI throughout all of Metro-Atlanta and North Georgia. Richard Lawson has taught fellow lawyers strategies to successfully resolve DUI cases for more than 18 years, including cross-examination in DUI Cases, Opening Statements, Voir Dire, Plea Negotiations, and Ethics. He is NHTSA Certified as an Instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and uses those skills to evaluate not only his client s cases, but the cases of other lawyers throughout the State of Georgia. In his career he has successfully resolved 1000 s of cases. His philosophy is to do whatever it takes to get the best possible outcome. You have to make sure opposing counsel fully believes you have the skills and intentions to litigate the DUI Case in order to seek the best possible outcome. Once you have proven that you are ready to fight for your client, Richard believes that it opens up the possibility of successfully negotiating many of your cases. Ron Lloyd has more than 23 years of experience investigating impaired driving cases, with the majority of that time spent as a State Trooper with the Georgia State Patrol. During his time as a State Trooper, he made nearly 1000 DUI arrests and was a member of the Alpha Team DUI Task Force that was based out of Metro Atlanta. He served as the GSP Training Coordinator for DUI Detection and SFST training program and was responsible for training all State Troopers in that field of instruction. He was also a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)/SFST Instructor and served as a member of the Georgia Technical Advisory Panel (TAP Committee), which was responsible for regulating and monitoring the DRE training program in Georgia. He also served as the DRE Agency Coordinator for the State Patrol. He has trained hundreds of professionals and organizations on DUI related issues for the Georgia Police Academy, The Prosecuting Attorney s Council of Georgia, The Georgia Safety Management System, The GBI Crime Lab, Municipal Court Judges from Georgia at the National Judicial College at the University of Nevada at Reno, Criminal Defense Attorneys at Harvard Law School, as well as many others. Mr. Lloyd now serves as a private Consultant, Expert Witness and Trainer on DUI related issues and has been retained on over 5000 alcohol related cases, over the last 10 years. Robert Parker McFarland, Jr. earned his J.D. in 2001 after attending Mississippi College School of Law and the University of Georgia. Parker was in the first ever attorney class to receive training on the new Intoxilyzer 9000, is a NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing instructor, and has completed Drugs that Impair Driving and the Drug Recognition Expert Overview Course. He is currently Vice President of GACDL, Past President of both the Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar and Forsyth County Bar Association, and a member of NCDD and GTLA. Parker has litigated 50 jury and bench trials, and 15 appeals, successfully reversing sentences and convictions in DUI, child molestation, aggravated assault, and drug cases. In 2005, Parker convinced the Georgia Supreme Court to invalidated the obscene telephone calls statute on first amendment grounds. He has litigated hundreds of contested motion hearings and ALS hearings, many of which were roadblock cases, and has been successful in convincing trial courts to suppress the evidence of invalid roadblocks, HGN and other field sobriety tests which were conducted improperly, refusals, and chemical test results. Anthony D. Palacios is a nationally renowned SFST/DRE expert and consultant for Impaired Driving Specialists, LLC based in. Anthony has approximately 17 years of experience investigating DUI alcohol and DUI drug cases and is the former SFST State Coordinator for the State of Georgia as well as a former Impaired Driving Staff Instructor for the Georgia Police Academy. Anthony is a former DRE Practitioner, DRE Instructor, and DRE Train the Trainer, as well as a SFST Practitioner, SFST Instructor, and SFST Train the Trainer. Anthony has trained over 3,000 Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors and over 1,000 defense attorneys from across the nation in the NHTSA DUI/SFST & DRE training curriculum. Since forming Impaired Driving Specialists, LLC in 2008, Anthony has consulted in over 875 DUI & DRE related criminal and civil cases in 29 different states. Additionally, Anthony has been a guest speaker at numerous national & state sponsored DUI conferences all across the nation, as well as overseas.
6 Since he graduated from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, GA, Roger J. Rozen has been practicing law in Cobb County. Before receiving his J.D., Mr. Rozen graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Rozen offers attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. A former prosecutor, Attorney Rozen is a member of the Georgia State Bar as well as the Cobb County Bar Association. Mr. Rozen acted as the CCBA s Treasurer and President of the Younger Lawyers Section and previously sat on the board. In addition to Mr. Rozen s years of education, he is an active member of the local community. He is a member and former president of the Marietta Metro Rotary Club, an Honorary Commander of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, and a past president of the Municipal Court Judges Council. Rick Ryczeck of Ryczeck Law is a DUI attorney recognized as among the top 100 Lawyers in Georgia & Top 40 Lawyers Under the 40 by the National Trial Lawyers along with SuperLawyer as published in Atlanta Magazine. Rick has earned the reputation for fearlessly defending difficult DUI cases. He has been a guest instructor for Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council and served as Vice- President of the Georgia Society for Criminal Justice and Secretary of the Gwinnett County Bar s Criminal Defense Section. Rick is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. And, he was also awarded The Most Amazing Winning Streak (2011), DUI Lawyer of the Year (2009) and the Most Amazing verdict of Acquittal by the Georgia DODD group. Ben Sessions is a partner in the Norcross firm of McIlhinney & Sessions. His practice is focused on the defense of clients charged with DUI and other drug and alcohol-related offenses. Ben has co-authored articles and participated in seminars before the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, and other organizations. He is certified as both a Practitioner and Instructor of the National Highway Safety Traffic Safety s Standardized Field Sobriety Testing procedures. He has received extensive training in forensic breath, blood, and urine testing. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Ben graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law. In 2010, he was named a Rising Star in the area of DUI defense by the Super Lawyers Magazine, and he was recognized for the Greatest Trial Victory of the Year by the Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group. George Stein represents clients all across Georgia and is the author of a book entitled Georgia DUI Law (Lexis Publishing Co.) His practice is dedicated to contested DUI and vehicular homicide cases. He is a member of the Drinking Drivers Defense Network and a Founding Member and graduate of the National College for DUI Defense conducted at Harvard Law School. George has the experience of over one hundred (100) Jury trials with an exceptional success rate. He is well known for his successful defense of attorneys and professional athletes, arrested and charged with DUI. George is a frequent lecturer on the subject of DUI defense and in his home state he has been nicknamed The DUI Lawyer.
7 Allen Trapp of Carrollton, Georgia, currently serves as the Georgia Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense and was a vice president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers from 2009 to He has received advanced training in gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, pharmacology, and drug trial strategies. He is frequently called upon to make presentations on subjects such as jury selection, cross examination techniques, pharmacology concepts in the classroom, and Fourth Amendment case law at seminars both in Georgia and in states as far flung as Massachusetts, Texas, Wyoming, Florida, Ohio, West Virginia, Louisiana and Arizona. Allen is also the author of Georgia Criminal Law Survival Guide, which was released in November, Allen is one of a handful of Georgia DUI attorneys to be selected by his peers as a Georgia Super Lawyer in both from 2009 through Only the top 5% of Georgia lawyers are selected for their dedication to their field and excellence in representing their clients. He has also appeared on NBC s Dateline, CNN s Talk Back Live, and numerous local (Atlanta) news programs. Dr. Valentine has B.S. degrees in both Biology and Chemistry from Centenary College of Louisiana, M.S. and Ph.D. from The University of Mississippi in Medici nal Chemistry. He retired in 2008 from the University of Arkan sas College of Medicine where he served for 19-years as Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, and Myeloma Research. Dr. Valentine has published 60 papers in the scientific and medical literature, has written 12 chapters in books and in co-author of 3 books. He has presented many talks on the correlation of drug use and behavioral effects in relationship to levels deter mined in physiological fluids both in living and post-mortem situations. Dr. Valentine has testified in numerous civil and criminal trials and administrative hearings concerning drug findings and has been qualified as an expert witness in a number of states.
8 DAY ONE TRAINING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011 MONDAY, AUGUST 26,2013 How Police Officers Invalidate the SFSTs Anthony D. Palacios Properly Investigating the DUI Case Prior to Trial (Hidden Gems) Ron Lloyd Proving Sobriety Through the SFSTs Peter Gerstenzang, Esq. Understanding the Ambien DUI Case Allen Trapp, Esq Direct Examination of SFST/DRE Defense Expert Mike Hawkins, Esq. Perfecting Closings in a DUI Trial George Stein, Esq. Ethics - Defending with Integrity Judge Leslie Abernathy- Maddox
9 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011 DAY TWO TRAINING TUESDAY, AUGUST 27,2013 The DUI Marijuana Case - What Does and Doesn t Indicate Impairment? Anthony D. Palacios Using NHTSA s ARIDE Manual to Explain Medical Conditions & Injuries that Mimic Alcohol and/or Drug Impairment Ron Lloyd Understanding Crime Lab/Toxicology Reports (Hidden Meanings) Dr. Jimmy Valentine Trying a Breath Test Case Without an Expert Ben Sessions, Esq Cross Examination of the State s Breath Test Expert Jim Duncan, Esq. Understanding Administrative License Suspensions and Hearings Jennifer Ammons, Esq. Handling the DRE Case To be announced
10 DAY THREE TRAINING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28,2013 When your Case Should be Tried at Motions Rick Ryczeck, Esq. The Art of Plea Negotiations in DUI Cases Richard Lawson, Esq. No Roadblock here- Effectively Handling DUI Roadblock Cases Parker McFarland, Esq. Do s and Dont s in a DUI Bench Trial Judge Roger Rozen Defending a BUI Case- When a day on the water isn t just about fun George Creal, Esq. Georgia DUI Case Law Update- Where do we go from here Frank Gomez Esq. Professionalism - Tools to a Well Respected DUI Trial Judge Nancy Bills
11 Attend 1 $350 Attend 2 $550 Attend 4 $995 SUBMIT THE REGISTRATION Attend 1 $350 Attend 2 $550 Attend 3 $750 Day 2 August 4, 2011 Day 4 August 6, 2011 Attend 1 $350 Attend 2 $550 Attend 3 $750 Select the number of days YOU want to attend Select the days YOU will attend Day 1 August 26, 2013 Day 2 August 27, 2013 Day 3 August 28, 2013 Name: Firm: Bar # Address: City/State/Zip: Phone: Each day begins at 9:00am Training Location: State Bar of Georgia 104 Marietta St NW #100 Atlanta, GA *Attendance confirmation for the seminar will be sent to the address provided. **Please return this form with your payment as soon as possible to the address listed below. Registration deadline for this seminar is August 19,2013. No admittance will be authorized without proper payment. Impaired Driving Specialists, LLC will not invoice participants for this seminar. ***Cancellation by a customer prior to August 19, 2013 will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. All other customer cancellations will be non-refundable but will be credited to a future course. Impaired Driving Specialists, LLC reserves the right to reschedule or cancel the date, time and location of a training course at any time, including replacing instructors who may be scheduled to deliver the training. In the event a training course is cancelled, the Customer is entitled to a full refund. Impaired Driving Specialists, LLC shall not be responsible for any other loss incurred by Customer as a result of a cancellation or reschedule. ****CLE credits are pending approval. CLE Credits are optional and are not included in the tuition of this seminar. IDS will submit the paperwork for the CLE credits on behalf of the participant at the participant s request. The participant is responsible for the fees associated with any CLE credit application. Please make Checks payable to Impaired Driving Specialists, LLC Send your completed registration form and payment to: IMPAIRED DRIVING SPECIALISTS, LLC DEERFIELD PKWY SUITE 100 ALPHARETTA, GA Presented by: Acceping credit cards on-line send completed registration form to:
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