1 Professionalism Palooza: The Ethics Extravaganza Friday, May 30, 2014 Holiday Inn Rock Island Hotel & Conference Center th Street, Rock Island, IL Ballroom One 6 CLE Credit Hours - All Professionalism Seminar Agenda 8:15 8:45 Registration, breakfast & vendor exhibits 8:45-9:00 Welcome 9:00-10:00 The Odds & Ends of Ethics and Professionalism Robert Rigg, Drake University School of Law, Des Moines, IA 10:00-11:00 DUI and Ethical Dilemmas - Navigating the Minefield of Civility, Substance Abuse and Fees Don Ramsell, Ramsell & Associates, LLC 11:00-11:15 Break 11:15-12:15 Being Too Social With Social Media? New Technologies and the Rules of Professional Conduct Melissa Smart, ARDC 12:15-1:15 Lunch 1:00 Afternoon Registration Begins 1:15-2:15 New Rules! Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct for Criminal Defense J. Steven Beckett, University of Illinois, School of Law, Urbana 2:15-3:15 Not a "Mini-Me": Special Ethical Concerns in Representing Juveniles Paul Cain, Northern Illinois University, School of Law 3:15-3:30 Break 3:30-4:30 How to Respond Professionally to Prosecutorial & Judicial Misconduct Bill Wolf, Assistant Public Defender, Cook County
2 J. Steven Beckett is the director of Trial Advocacy at the University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana. He teaches skills training courses in trial advocacy and client counseling, fact investigation and interviewing (CFI), and teaches substantive law courses in evidence and white collar crime. He has been on the faculty of the College of Law since Professor Beckett is a native of Urbana and is currently of counsel to the Urbana firm, Beckett & Webber, P.C. that he founded in Professor Beckett was listed in the Top 100 Attorneys list by Leading Lawyers Network. He has practiced law in Champaign-Urbana since 1973 with a primary focus in litigation and appeals, both criminal and civil. He appeared in the United States Supreme Court on two occasions, in 1977 (argued) and 1987, with both cases focusing on First Amendment issues. He has appeared in trial and/or appellate courts, state and federal, in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and North Dakota, and in the 6th, 7th, 8th and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. He has published articles in peer review journals on a variety of criminal, civil and constitutional law subjects. He has written or edited books on deposition practice and has also made presentations in symposia, at state and national attorney organizations, and at college and law schools on the same subjects. Professor Beckett is a 1973 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He holds awards from the Illinois Public Defenders Association and the Champaign County American Civil Liberties Union, and was president of the First Amendment Lawyers Association. He has authored several articles, including "Whatever Happened to the Bill of Rights? A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Perspective," published in the 1992 University of Illinois Law Review. Paul J. Cain is a Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Law s Clinical Faculty. Professor Cain teaches the Juvenile Justice Clinic. He joined the Northern Illinois University College of Law in September During his teaching in the clinical program at NIU, Professor Cain has also taught the Mediation Clinic, the Elder Law Clinic, the Domestic Abuse Clinic and the Criminal Defense Clinic. In addition to clinical teaching, Professor Cain has taught Lawyering Skills, the pre-trial simulation course. Prior to becoming a clinical faculty member and while a member of the supportive professional staff, Professor Cain received in 2009 a Certificate of Recognition by the Northern Illinois University Supportive Professional Staff Council for making important contributions to NIU or to the profession outside of regular job duties. This award is given annually to 25 supportive professional staff of the 800 university-wide supportive professional staff. Prior to teaching at NIU, Professor Cain taught as a visitor in the clinical program at the University of Denver College of Law. At Denver, Professor Cain directed the Externship Program for two years, taught in the Civil Clinic for one year, taught part-time in the Criminal Defense Clinic and co-taught a Wrongful Conviction course. Professor Cain began his teaching
3 career as a visitor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic. At Case Western, Professor Cain taught in the Criminal Defense Clinic for one year and in the Civil Clinic for one year. Prior to teaching, Professor Cain practice civil and criminal law for eighteen years in central Ohio. He began his career with legal services, then practiced with small firms before opening his own practice. Professor Cain currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys where he also chairs the Law Professor Committee and the Juvenile Law Committee. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Prof. Cain has served on various committees of the Winnebago County Bar Association and the 17th Judicial Circuit Court Family Violence Coordinating Council. Professor Cain is also a mentor in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court Mentoring Program. Donald Ramsell has the proud distinction of having argued Illinois v. Lidster, a DUI/roadblock case, before the United States Supreme Court. In the past 24 years, his law firm has defended over 13,000 drivers. He is Board Certified in DUI Defense; the NCDD State Delegate for Illinois and a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense. Don is also a Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor. In 2009, Donald's book, Illinois DUI Law and Practice Guidebook was published by West Publishing in Also, the second edition of Ramsell's co-authored national book, Inside the Mind: Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence published by Aspatore Books, was released. Also in 2009, Don argued two DUI cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, and he successfully completed a course in gas chromatography. In November of 2009, Don Ramsell successfully argued that the Illinois DUI Vehicle Forfeiture statute was unconstitutional. This ruling has made front page headlines in the largest legal newspaper in Illinois. In 2008, Don was added as a contributing Board Member to the nationally acclaimed DWI Journal: Law & Science'. Also in 2008, Donald Ramsell completed reliability hearings ordered by the Illinois Supreme Court regarding the sobriety test known as horizontal gaze nystagmus'. Donald is the only Illinois Attorney identified as an Illinois Super Lawyer in DUI Defense in Ramsell has presented to DUI Attorneys in New Orleans, Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, Nevada, Massachusetts, Missouri, the Bahamas and nationwide through webinars at Thomson-West Publishing. Donald is a Past President of the DuPage County Bar Association (2,000 Members) a past ABA Delegate, and Past President of the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Don is also a former Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Traffic Law Section Council and an ISBA State delegate. Don has appeared on Oprah Winfrey, ABC's 20/20, Nancy Grace, Hannity & Colmes, and his cases have been featured in London's Financial Times and mentioned in over 229 newspapers worldwide.
4 In 2006, Ramsell successfully fought and obtained orders compelling the ISP Breath Testing Section to begin downloading and turning over the internal memory of the breath testing machines, which has revealed numerous errors in breath testing equipment being used across Illinois. In 2005, Chicago Magazine first named Donald Ramsell an Illinois Super Lawyer. He has been so identified again in 2006, 2007, 2009 and Also, Donald Ramsell became the first Illinois attorney ever to become Board Certified in the area of DUI Defense under the American Bar Association's standards, through the National College for DUI Defense. In 2004, the Chicago Sun Times identified Mr. Ramsell as one of the top 5 DUI Defense Attorneys in the State of Illinois. In 1999, after a two year investigation, Ramsell discovered that the Department of Public Health had failed to perform critical testing on breath testing equipment, causing test results to be suppressed across the state. Later that same year, the IDPH was forced to turn over control of the entire program to the State Police. In 1998, Ramsell successfully proved that the Intoxilyzer 5000 (Series 6400 and 6600) breath testing instrument software had been rigged to produce false negative air blank results, causing all breath tests using that model to become inadmissible in the State of Illinois. In 1988, Ramsell discovered that the statewide breath testing program was falsifying testing documents, again causing thousands of tests to become suspect. In 1986, Donald J. Ramsell discovered that the statewide breath testing program was using questionable procedures in certifying breathalyzers, causing thousands of tests to become disputed, and forcing immediate changes in the program Robert J. Rigg is the Director of the Criminal Defense Program at the Drake University School of Law in Des Moines, Iowa. Professor Rigg has served on the Iowa Supreme Court advisory committees for Evidence and Criminal Procedure. Professor Rigg has published extensively on topics including: The Not-So-Risky Business of High-End Escorts and the Internet in the 21st Century in the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology; Postville, a Postmortem in the Rutgers Journal of Race and Law and Iowa Practice, Volume 4, Criminal Law, West. Professor Rigg previously worked for the Polk County Public Defender s office and served as Co-Director for Volunteers in Probation. He is a founding member of the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and their current president. Melissa A. Smart is litigation group manager and senior counsel at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (ARDC), where she oversees a staff of litigation attorneys, investigates charges of lawyer misconduct and prosecutes disciplinary cases. Ms. Smart obtained her B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her law degree from The John Marshall School of Law, graduating cum laude. In 1999, Ms.
5 Smart began her legal career with the ARDC. Having been a member of the Commission s staff for over a decade, she has investigated thousands of charges of professional misconduct and has been responsible for over 100 different formal disciplinary proceedings filed in the Supreme Court of Illinois or before various Commission Boards She has tried dozens of matters before the Commission Hearing Board. Ms. Smart is active in the CBA and is a current member of the ISBA. She has lectured and presented workshops regarding professional responsibility and disciplinary law to various bar association groups, government agencies, law firms, private organizations and law schools. She has appeared as a guest on numerous radio programs. She has been selected to work on pilot programs for the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, which has developed model courses on professional responsibility and CLE course facilitation. She was named as a Member of the Joint Illinois State Bar Association/Chicago Bar Association Special Committee on Ethics 2000 which reviewed existing Illinois ethics guidelines and suggested changes to the Illinois Supreme Court which formed the basis for the New 2010 Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. William Bill Wolf has been a criminal defense lawyer with the Cook County Public Defender s Office for over 20 years. He is currently assigned to the office s Homicide Task Force at the Felony Trial Courthouse at 26 th and California in Chicago. As a member of the Task Force, Mr. Wolf represents people accused mainly of first degree murder at the trial level. Mr. Wolf currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. NACDL is the national criminal defense bar association representing attorneys at both the federal and state levels, in all manners of defense. He is a member of their Indigent Defense Committee as well as a member of their Death Penalty Committee. He previously has served as Chairman of their Indigent Defense Committee from He is currently Vice-Chair of Federal Indigent Defense Task Force. Mr. Wolf is a Past-President of the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. IACDL is the state criminal defense bar association, representing defense attorneys throughout the state of Illinois. He has been published most notably on preparation methods for crossexamination of expert witnesses and on litigation in the wake of Crawford v. Washington and the impact of a defendant s right to face his accuser. He has presented nationally and on the State level on these topics as well as others including: preparing to cross-examine expert witnesses, post-trial death penalty litigation and death penalty ethics. He has served on the faculty for many years on the Illinois Public Defender Association s annual trial skills seminar which is co-sponsored by the Office of the State Appellate Defender and the Cook County Public Defender s Office.
6 REGISTRATION INFORMATION IACDL Members: $100 Non-IACDL Public Defenders: $125 Non-IACDL Private Attorneys $150 Registration day of seminar $200 1/2 Day Rate (ALL) $65 Cost includes materials in downloadable form. All materials will be provided upon paid registration - within 24 hours of event via . All attendees will receive one CD of materials. Additional materials available: CD $5.00 USB Key $10.00 Paper $ Seating is limited so please register early. To register online visit: OR Complete the attached application and fax or mail to: P.O. Box 9130, Mount Prospect, IL You may pay by credit card online or fax at Six hours of CLE credit, including one hour of professionalism credit, will be awarded for this seminar. To guarantee you receive the proper CLE credit, please make sure all of your registration information is correct. Thank you. ** Paid membership at time of registration entitles registrant to MEMBERSHIP rates. Membership applications can be found at or can be made online on our website. For questions call (312)
7 Professionalism Palooza: The Ethics Extravaganza Friday, May 30, 2014 Holiday Inn Rock Island Hotel & Conference Center th Street, Rock Island, IL Ballroom One 6 CLE Credit Hours - All Professionalism Last Name/ Suffix: First Name: MI: Title: Name of Firm/ Employer: Address: Apt/ Suite: City: State: Zip: Phone: Cell Phone: Payment is due upon registration. Limited seating available. IACDL Member $100 Non-member public defender $125 Non-Member private practice $150 HALF DAY RATE (ALL) $65 Fax Number: (312) If sending by fax, include credit card number: Credit Card # Exp. Date If mailing, make checks payable to: IACDL Mail to: Registration Fee: Additional Materials: TOTAL: IACDL P.O. Box 9130 Mount Prospect, IL For more information call IACDL at (312) or All refund requests must be made in writing. No refunds will be considered within 24 hours of the event. No refunds will be made after the event.
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