16th Annual Traffic and Impaired Driving Law Program

This comprehensive one-and-a-half day program
will be offered one time only.

April 6-7, 2010

Radisson Paper Valley Hotel-Appleton

Comments of 2009 participants:
 *  Always a great overall program.
 *  This continues to be a great networking opportunity.
 *  Once again, an excellent program.
 *  I always learn new things.
 *  I liked the variety of breakout sessions.
 *  Topics are timely, speakers are knowledgeable.
 *  Everything was great.

Traffic and Impaired Driving Law Program

This annual CLE program is designed to provide information specific to traffic and impaired driving law in a cross-disciplinary setting.  The Resource Center on Impaired Driving has intentionally developed this program to include prosecutors, law enforcement officers, policy makers, and other interested parties who work within the impaired driving arena.

Program Agenda

First Day - Tuesday, April 6th

8:00 – 8:30    Registration (coffee and rolls provided)

8:35 – 8:50    SFST/DRE Program Update - Sergeant Nate Thompson

8:50 – 9:50    Legislative Update - Attorney Paul E. Nilsen

9:50 – 10:50    Case Law Update - Attorney Nina J. Emerson

10:50 – 11:00    Break

11:00 – 12:00    Ignition Interlock Devices:  Myths & Legends - The Honorable G. Michael Witte

12:00 – 1:30    Lunch Program (lunch included)
    Culture Shock:  Lessons from the ACE Subcommittee - Ms. Julia Sherman

1:35 – 2:35    Workshop Sessions
Wasted in Wisconsin
A team of Journal Sentinel reporters spent a year examining the drinking culture in Wisconsin.  Hear from two reporters about their findings.
    Ms. Gina Barton
    Mr. Ben Poston

Alcohol Enforcement is Prevention  (to be repeated)
The La Crosse A.C.E. team discusses age compliance checks, alcohol interdiction stops and improving alcohol license compliance.
    Officer Alan Iverson
    Officer Bob Wieczorek

Blood Alcohol:  Analysis and Interpretation
This workshop will discuss the laboratory analysis process and how the
results are used and abused in court.
    Mr. Patrick M. Harding

DOT Perspective on 2009 Wis Act 100
Representatives from DMV and the chief of the Chemical Test Section
discuss the new OWI law as it relates to ignition interlock devices.
    Ms. Susan Hackworthy
    Ms. Tracy Howard
    Mr. Reggie Paradowski

2:35 – 2:45    Break

2:45 – 3:45    Workshop Sessions
Current Drug Trends
A discussion of current drug trends in the impaired driving arena from
the perspective of a Drug Recognition Expert.
    Officer John Gscheidmeier

Ethics for Traffic Lawyers:  Imprudent, Reckless & Impaired
The chief prosecutor with the Office of Lawyer Regulation discusses
common grievance issues and uncommon stories.
  (Workshop sign-in required for the Ethics credit.)
    Attorney William J. Weigel

Winnebago County SSTOP
This workshop will provide an overview of the Safe Streets Treatment
Program from a judicial and case management perspective.
    The Honorable Barbara H. Key
    Mr. Michael Olig

The Challenge of Childhood and Underage Drinking
This workshop will look at trends in childhood and underage drinking,
research on the long term consequences, enforcement and prevention.
    Ms. Julia Sherman

3:50 – 4:50    Workshop Sessions
Alcohol Enforcement is Prevention
(See above description.)

OWI:  From Roadside to Courtroom
A discussion of how officers can better prepare themselves for an OWI
trial by writing thorough reports and knowing how to testify.
    Attorney Tara Jenswold-Schipper

Drugged Driving:  Current Events
This workshop will discuss the impact of the Melendez-Diaz decision as
well as what is new with DUID in Wisconsin.
    Ms. Laura J. Liddicoat

Selected 4th Amendment Issues
Discussion of stops based on anonymous tips; checkpoints and
roadblocks; “community caretaker” home entry; and the future of the
exclusionary rule.
    Professor David E. Schultz

5:00 – 6:00    Social Hour (hors d’oeuvres and cash bar)

5:00 – 8:00    Breath Alcohol Testing with the Intoximeter EC/IR II
    Provided by the Chemical Test Section of the Wisconsin State Patrol

        Ms. Susan Hackworthy    Mr. Benjamin Boese     Ms. Jan Grebel
        Ms. Amy Henning    Mr. Marty Morris      Ms. Barbara Doyle
        Ms. Shelley Binder    Ms. Melissa Kimball      Mr. David Odekirk

    Ignition Interlock Devices provided by
    New Horizon Safety Diagnostics, Inc. and Consumer Safety Technology, Inc.

Second Day - Wednesday, April 7th

8:00 – 8:30    (Coffee and rolls provided)

8:30 – 9:45    Southeast Wisconsin Drunk Driving Task Force - Lieutenants William A. Brown and Timothy Sharpee

9:45 – 10:50    Distracted Driving is Impaired Driving - Mr. John Ulczycki

10:50 – 11:00    Break

11:00 – 12:30    Search and Seizure Update - Assistant Attorney General David H. Perlman

12:30 p.m.    Program Concludes
    Distribute Certificates of Completion


Gina Barton, reporter
 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Newsroom
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

William A. Brown, lieutenant
 Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Nina J. Emerson, director
 Resource Center on Impaired Driving
 University of Wisconsin Law School
 Madison, Wisconsin

John Gscheidmeier, officer
 Glendale Police Department
 Glendale, Wisconsin

Susan Hackworthy, chief
 Chemical Test Section
 Division of State Patrol
 Wisconsin Department of Transportation
 Madison, Wisconsin

Patrick M. Harding, supervisor
 Toxicology Section
 Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
 Madison, Wisconsin 

Tracy Howard, supervisor
Driver Information Section
 Bureau of Driver Services
 Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Alan Iverson, officer
 Patrol Division – A.C.E. Team
 La Crosse Police Department
 La Crosse, Wisconsin

Tara Jenswold-Schipper, traffic safety
   resource prosecutor
 Wisconsin Department of Justice
 Madison, Wisconsin

The Honorable Barbara H. Key
 Winnebago County Circuit Court
 Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Laura J. Liddicoat, supervisor
 Toxicology Section
 Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
 Madison, Wisconsin

Paul E. Nilsen, assistant general counsel
 Wisconsin Department of Transportation
 Madison, Wisconsin

Michael Olig, case manager
 Safe Streets Treatment Program
 Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Reginald Paradowski, chief
 Driver Information Section
 Bureau of Driver Services
 Wisconsin Department of Transportation

David H. Perlman, assistant attorney general
 Wisconsin Department of Justice
 Madison, Wisconsin

Ben Poston, reporter
 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Newsroom
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

David E. Schultz, associate dean and
   professor of law
 University of Wisconsin Law School
 Madison, Wisconsin

Timothy Sharpee, lieutenant
 Wauwatosa Police Department
 Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Julia Sherman, coordinator
 Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project
 Resource Center on Impaired Driving
 University of Wisconsin Law School
 Madison, Wisconsin

Nate Thompson, sergeant
 DRE/SFST State Coordinator
 De Pere, Wisconsin

John Ulczycki, group vice president
 Research, Communications and Advocacy
 National Safety Council
 Itasca, Illinois

William J. Weigel, litigation counsel
 Office of Lawyer Regulation
 Madison, Wisconsin

Bob Wieczorek, officer
 Patrol Division – A.C.E. Team
 La Crosse Police Department
 La Crosse, Wisconsin

The Honorable G. Michael Witte, senior judge
 NHTSA Region 5 Judicial Outreach Liaison
 Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Registration Information

Due to limited seating, early registration is encouraged.

Program Fees:  The $250.00 per registrant fee includes instruction, course materials, lunch (please indicate on the enrollment form if you desire a vegetarian meal) and program, social hour hors d’oeuvres (April 6), and refreshment breaks.  Please make checks payable to the UW Law School.

Program Materials:  Materials may be purchased separately.  The cost is $75.00 per set of materials plus applicable tax.  (Please see the enrollment form for the amount due, including sales tax.)  You can order the materials by checking the appropriate box on the enrollment form and including payment or credit card information.  Materials will be sent out after the program.

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds will be paid in full if requested three days before the program.

Continuing Education Credit:  This program is worth up to 12.0 hours of continuing legal education of which 1 hour of EPR has been submitted to the Board of Bar Examiners for approval.  Sign-in at the Ethics workshop is required for EPR credit.

Members of bars in other mandatory CLE states are requested to contact the CLEW office for information on obtaining credit in their states.

Overnight Accommodations:  There is a block of rooms set aside for the nights of April 5 and April 6 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel.  Call 1-800-242-3499 and ask for the “UW Law School” block when reserving your room.  Rooms not reserved by March 15 will be released by the hotel to the general public.  Make your hotel reservations early as the block fills up quickly.

This is a program of the University of Wisconsin Law School and University of  Wisconsin Extension.

For more information, please contact
Program Attorney: Nina J. Emerson at (800) 862-1048 or (608) 265-3411; e-mail:  ninaj@wisc.edu
Program Manager: Lynn F. Thompson at (608) 262-4915;e-mail:  LFThomp1@wisc.edu

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements.  Please advise the CLEW office at the time of registration if you are handicapped and desire special accommodations.  Your request will be kept confidential.


ONLINE:  You can register ONLINE using a credit card. 

MAIL:  Please print the ONLINE registration form.  Be sure to indicate the workshop sessions you will be attending.  Complete the registration form and mail with payment to CLEWTraffic Law Program, Law School Building, 975 Bascom Mall, Room 2348, Madison, WI  53706.

FAX:  Complete the registration form (please indicate the workshop sessions you will be attending) and fax with payment information to 608‑263‑3472.

PHONE:  Register by phone using a credit card, by calling 1‑800‑355‑5573 or 608‑262‑3833.

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