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2024 Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar



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Join us virtually or in-person at The Lodge of Four Seasons for the​​​​​​
Bernard Edelman 

DWI Law & Science Seminar

Missouri’s Premier DWI Seminar


Presented by MoBarCLE and the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Annual Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar provides lawyers with the opportunity to learn from national experts and even better understand the science behind the practice of DWI law.
 

This seminar covers everything from the essentials new lawyers need to win their first DWI case to the advanced techniques and case law updates required to keep veteran practitioners at the top of their game. Designed for the entire firm, the Annual Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar also features a Bootcamp for Lawyers and Paralegals on the last day of the conference.

Speaker


Kimberly Benjamin's Profile

Kimberly Benjamin Related Seminars and Products

Benjamin Law Firm


Kim Benjamin owns the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at the Benjamin Law Firm, which is honored to be named in the top 30 of 355 criminal defense firms in KC. She regularly teaches lawyers all over the US how to try criminal and civil cases. www.DWICriminalLawCenter.com - kim@benjaminlawkc.com 


Denise Childress's Profile

Denise Childress Related Seminars and Products

Childress Legal LLC


Focusing her practice on DWI law, Denise Childress has become a sought-after instructor in this field. She has trained officers at both the St. Louis Police Academy and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy. She co-founded The Missouri DWI Institute, LLC, with a mission to educate Missouri's lawyers, judges, and law enforcement. She coordinates national DWI defense seminars as part of DUIDLA, training lawyers and judges across the country in places like Denver and Chicago. Denise hung out her own shingle, Childress Legal, in 2019 after working for and then partnering with Carl Ward. She is a trial attorney, representing clients in over 41 Missouri counties. Denise is proud to be hired by other lawyers to try their clients' DWI cases. 
Denise is the immediate past president of the St. Charles County Bar Association, where she remains as en banc-bar liaison and social chair. She has been proudly awarded the Women's Justice Award for General Practitioner, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2020; President's Award for Distinguished Service, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019; and Up & Coming Law Firm Leader Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2016.

 


Timothy Cisar's Profile

Timothy Cisar Related Seminars and Products

The Cisar Law Firm, PC


Timothy R. Cisar was born in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he received his B.A. in 1979. Tim graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1983, and was admitted to the bar the same year. He served as Municipal Judge in Lake Ozark, Missouri from 1985-89, and in Eldon, Missouri from 2003 to 2013.  

He is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Camden County Bar Association (Treasurer, 1984-85) and 26th Judicial Circuit (Miller County Representative) Bar Association; National College for DUI Defense; The Missouri Bar; Missouri Association of Criminal  Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors, 1996-00; Treasurer 2001; Secretary 2002; Vice-President, 2003); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; President of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for 2004-05. He successfully completed the DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program put forth by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration on September 8-10, 2011.


John Eccher's Profile

John Eccher Related Seminars and Products

Eccher Law Group


John M. Eccher is a criminal defense and civil plaintiff trial attorney, with the majorities of his criminal practice in the area of DWI defense and his civil practice in the areas of employment and civil rights litigation.


Benjamin Faber's Profile

Benjamin Faber Related Seminars and Products

Faber Law Firm


Benjamin Faber received his B.A. in History from the University of Missouri in 2010, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri in 2013.  He is a member of National College for DUI Defense; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the Missouri Bar; Integrated Behavioral Health Clinic, Advisory Board Member 2016-Present; Boone County Veterans' Treatment Court, Staff Criminal Defense Attorney 2015-Present.



Matthew Fry's Profile

Matthew Fry Related Seminars and Products

Rosenblum, Schwartz, and Fry, P.C.


Matt Fry is one of Missouri’s top DWI attorneys. He has successfully defended every type of DWI case, including assault, manslaughter, and felony murder. There is no DWI fact pattern Matt has not seen. Outside of DWI offense, Matt is passionate about teaching Trial Advocacy II at SLU Law and running his non-profit, St. Louis Impact.


Jessie Greathouse Related Seminars and Products

Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at Benjamin Law Firm, LLC


Travis Jones's Profile

Travis Jones Related Seminars and Products

TBJ, LLC


Travis Jones has been an instructor in the law enforcement field for the last 22 years. He has taught in DWI Enforcement and traffic safety related topics. He received a bachelor’s degree and Master of Science degree from Lindenwood University.  He is a court recognized expert in the field of drug impairment, alcohol impairment, breath testing for alcohol, radar, and accident reconstruction. Travis is currently the owner of TBJ LLC which conducts training, case reviews, and expert testimony.



Virginia Landry Related Seminars and Products

Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.


Brian Lutmer Related Seminars and Products

Missouri State Public Health Laboratory, Breath Alcohol Program


Travis Noble's Profile

Travis Noble Related Seminars and Products

Travis Noble, PC


Travis Noble concentrates in the areas of DWI, federal and state drug charges and other felonies. He served as a police officer from 1985 until 1990 and a narcotics agent from 1990 until 1995. He has instructed in the areas of Narcotics Investigations, Forensics, Criminal Investigations, Police K-9, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and DWI Investigations. As a result of ten years in law enforcement, he brings a unique outlook and background in the defense of persons charged with crimes. In addition to trying cases throughout the State of Missouri, he has represented defendants in both federal and state courts throughout the United States.


Laura O'Sullivan's Profile

Laura O'Sullivan Related Seminars and Products

Benjamin Law Firm, LLC


For more than 20 years, Laura O’Sullivan gained extensive trial, appellate, post-conviction, and management experience working with the Missouri State Public Defender (MSPD).   In 2011 she became Professor O’Sullivan at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School where she taught Wrongful Convictions and investigated cases with students participating in the Wrongful Convictions Clinic.  In 2023, Laura joined the Benjamin Law Firm, LLC (owned by TLC grad Kim Benjamin) where Laura serves as Managing Attorney for the firm.  In 2022, Laura overcame decades of negative caselaw, successfully argued for expert testimony during a highly contentious Daubert hearing, and presented expert testimony explaining to the jury false confessions.  Laura’s trial experience includes acquittals in everything from misdemeanors up to and including murder in the first degree cases.



Michael Reid's Profile

Michael Reid Related Seminars and Products

M. Reid Legal Solutions


In addition to providing outstanding DUI defense for clients in Illinois and Missouri, attorney Michael E. Reid is frequently called upon for speaking engagements, educational instruction and expert consulting with regard to DUI law, field sobriety testing, and chemical testing.

As an educator and respected professional in DUI defense, he has written guidebooks for other DUI attorneys in Illinois and Missouri. 


Edward Rolwes's Profile

Edward Rolwes Related Seminars and Products

The Rolwes Law Firm, LLC


Edward Rolwes has extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial and professional liability litigation in both state and federal courts and before arbitration and state administrative and disciplinary tribunals.  His professional liability practice has focused on representing lawyers and accountants and has also extended to representation of other professionals, including dentist, oral surgeons, medical doctors, insurance and real estate professionals.  His commercial litigation experience includes real estate, banking, construction, consumer fraud, class action and employment related litigation.


Fawzy Simon's Profile

Fawzy Simon Related Seminars and Products

Law Office of Fawzy Simon


Fawzy Simon graduated from UMKC Law in 2008 (Go Roos!). He's a five-year vet of the Public Defender, spent five years working for a firm and has been a solo for five years. He's also past-president of MACDL and a member of the Supreme Court's Task Force for Criminal Justice. He and his wife live and work here at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Joseph St. Louis's Profile

Joseph St. Louis Related Seminars and Products

Nesci & St. Louis


Joseph P. St. Louis, Regent of the National College for DUI Defense, and past president of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, is a certified specialist in both criminal and DUI defense, has an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating, and is listed in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers' Best Lawyers.


Carl Ward's Profile

Carl Ward Related Seminars and Products

The Law Office of Carl M. Ward


Carl Ward is a nationally recognized DWI trial and appellate attorney who has represented thousands of citizens accused of DWI in nearly 90 Missouri counties. He is a Past President of MACDL, the founder of FUDOR, and current MoBar Governor.


Hon. Gary Witt's Profile

Hon. Gary Witt Related Seminars and Products

Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District


Hon. Gary Witt was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, in 2010.  He was elected as chief judge for a two year term that began July 1, 2022.  He received the Appellate Judicial Excellence Award in 2020. He was previously an associate circuit judge in Platte County from 1998 - 2010. 

Before his judicial service, Judge Witt served as a state representative from 1991-1996. He was a shareholder with Witt, Hicklin & Witt, PC in Platte City. 

Judge Witt earned his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College and his Juris Doctor from University of Missouri-Columbia. 


Agenda DWI Law & Science Seminar

Wednesday, July 24 

Conference registration | 4-6 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m.

Networking reception | 7:30-9 p.m.

Thursday, July 25 

Conference registration | 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Exhibits open | 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  

Continental breakfast | 8-9 a.m. 
 
Plenary | 9-9:50 a.m. | Granada AB
Case law update  
Speaker: Matthew D. Fry
, Rosenblum, Schwartz, and Fry, PC, St. Louis

Plenary | 9:50-11:05 a.m. | Granada AB
What to expect when law enforcement becomes the phlebotomist  
Speaker: Joseph P. St. Louis
, Nesci & St. Louis, Tuscon, AZ

Break | 11:05-11:20 a.m.  

Plenary 11:20 a.m.-12:10 | Granada AB
Top 10 tips for using NHTSA manual to win your case (including changes found in the 2023 manual)
Speaker: Travis B. Jones
, TBJ, LLC, Moscow Mills

Lunch | 12:10-1:20 p.m. 

Luncheon presentation | 12:30-1:20 p.m.  | Marbella AB
Trust compliance issues for criminal attorneys charging flat fees
Speaker: Edward J. Rolwes
, The Rolwes Law Firm, LLC, St. Louis (virtual)  

Network with exhibitors | 1:20-1:40 p.m. 

Court of Appeals | 1:40-3:20 p.m. | Granada AB
Speakers: Hon. Gary D. Witt
, Missouri Court of Appeals-Western District, Kansas City

Network with exhibitors | 3:20-3:40 p.m.   

Breakout session 1 | 3:40-4:30 p.m. 
Everything I wish I’d known about DWI defense when I was a public defender | | Granada AB
Speaker: Megan G. Oliver
, Benjamin Law Firm, Belton

How rules of civil procedure can help you win your DOR case | Granada C 
Speaker: John M. Eccher
, Eccher Law Group, St. Louis                        

Breakout session 2 | 4:30-5:20 p.m. 
Winning trial techniques | Granada AB
Speaker: Laura E. O’Sullivan
, Benjamin Law Firm, LLC, Belton

Update on DHSS regulations | Granada C
Speaker: Brian M. Lutmer
, Missouri State Public Health Laboratory, Breath Alcohol Program, Poplar Bluff                          

Adjourn | 5:20 p.m.

Networking reception | 5:30-7 p.m.  

   
Friday, July 26 

Registration | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
Exhibits open | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Breakfast | 8-9 a.m.

Plenary | 9-9:50 a.m. | Granada AB 
Rising BAC and fermentation issues in DWI alcohol cases 
Speaker: Benjamin S. Faber
, Faber Law Firm, Columbia

Plenary | 9:50-10:40 a.m. | Granada AB
Attacking the breath test: One sample vs. two samples 
Speaker: Virginia L. Landry
, Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA

Network with exhibitors | 10:40-11 a.m. 

Plenary | 11-11:50 a.m. | Granada AB
Creatively negotiating great outcomes for your clients: A prosecutor’s perspective 
Speaker: Kelly L. King
, Attorney General's Office, Jefferson City

Plenary | 11:50 a.m.-12:40 p.m. | Granada AB
How to avoid employment discrimination at work 
Speaker: Megan Atzert
, Wilke & Wilke, St. Louis

Lunch | 12:40-1:50 p.m. 

Luncheon presentation | 1-1:50 p.m. | Marbella AB
Drafting representation agreements for ethical and effective representation 
Speaker: Edward J. Rolwes
 (virtual speaker) 

Break | 1:50-2:10 p.m.  

Breakout session 3 | 2:10-3 p.m. 
Beating priors: Turning a felony into a misdemeanor | Granada C
Speaker: Michael E. Reid
, M. Reid Legal Solutions, Edwardsville, IL

Consequences of BWI’s and how to defend them | Granada AB
Speaker: Timothy R. Cisar
, The Cisar Law Firm, PC, Lake Ozark

Breakout session 4 | 3-3:50 p.m. 
Defending a DWI case when no SFSTs | Granada C
Speaker: Carl M. Ward
, The Law Office of Carl M. Ward, Washington

Successfully challenging IID violations | Granada AB
Speaker: Denise L. Childress
, Childress Legal LLC, Chesterfield

Break | 3:50-4 p.m. 

Plenary | 4-5 p.m. | Granada AB
Creatively defending serious felony DWIs 
Speaker: Travis L. Noble, Jr.
, Travis Noble, PC, St. Louis

Adjourn | 5 p.m.

Schedule as of 5/22/24

Opinions and positions stated by presenters of MoBarCLE programs are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of The Missouri Bar. This program is intended as information for lawyers in Missouri, in conjunction with other research they deem necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment.

Bootcamp for Lawyers and Paralegals Agenda

Friday, July 26 | Bootcamp for lawyers and paralegals  

Registration | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  

Exhibits open | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Breakfast | 8-9 a.m.

9-9:50 a.m. | Valencia
Effective client communication throughout the case 
Speaker: Jesse Greathouse
, Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at Benjamin Law Firm, Belton

9:50-10:40 a.m. | Valencia
Collection and evaluation of discovery 
Speaker: Jeanean Fenske
, Travis Noble, PC, St. Louis

Network with exhibitors | 10:40-11 a.m. 

11-11:50 a.m.| Valencia
Protecting the lawyer as gatekeeper: calendar and case management 
Speakers: Kim Benjamin
, Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at Benjamin Law Firm, Belton; Jeanean Fenske

11:50 a.m.-12:40 p.m. | Valencia
Trial preparation 
Speaker: Jeanean Fenske 

Lunch | 12:40-1:50 p.m.  

Luncheon presentation | 1-1:50 p.m. | Marbella AB
Drafting representation agreements for ethical and effective representation
Speaker: Edward Rolwes
, The Rolwes Law Firm, LLC, St. Louis (virtual speaker) 

Break | 1:50-2:10 p.m. 

2:10-3 p.m. | Valencia
Basics of expungement
Speaker: Fawzy T. Simon, 
Law Office of Fawzy Simon, Camdenton

3-3:50 p.m. | Valencia
Law firm management: The business of DWI defense  
Speaker: Kim Benjamin 

Break | 3:50-4 p.m. 

Plenary | 4-5 p.m. | Granada AB
Creatively defending serious felony DWIs 
Speaker: Travis L. Noble, Jr.
, Travis Noble, PC, St. Louis

Adjourn | 5 p.m.

Opinions and positions stated by presenters of MoBarCLE programs are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of The Missouri Bar. This program is intended as information for lawyers in Missouri, in conjunction with other research they deem necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment.

 

Pass Details

Standard Pass
MACDL Member Early: $345* | Regular: $400
* Early rates end 6/24/24

  • Access to CLE sessions, panel discussions, and plenaries
  • Provided meals:
    • Thursday: Breakfast, lunch, reception
    • Friday: Breakfast, lunch
  • Access to program recordings for one year (available approximately one-month after the conference). 
    NOTE: Program recordings viewed after the event can only be reported for self-study. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

Standard Pass
Non-MACDL Member Early: $385* | Regular: $440
* Early rates end 6/24/24

  • Access to CLE sessions, panel discussions, and plenaries
  • Provided meals:
    • Thursday: Breakfast, lunch, reception
    • Friday: Breakfast, lunch
  • Access to program recordings for one year (available approximately one-month after the conference). 
    NOTE: Program recordings viewed after the event can only be reported for self-study. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

Virtual Pass 
MACDL Member: $345* | Non-Member: $400

* Early rates end 6/24/24

  • Access to program recordings for one year (available approximately one-month after the conference). 
    NOTE: Program recordings viewed after the event can only be reported for self-study. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

DWI Bootcamp for Lawyers and Paralegals In-person Pass FRIDAY ONLY | $155

  • Access to CLE sessions, panel discussions, and plenaries
  • Provided meals:
    • Friday: Breakfast, lunch
  • Access to program recordings for one year (available approximately one-month after the conference). 
    NOTE: Program recordings viewed after the event can only be reported for self-study. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

DWI Bootcamp for Lawyers and Paralegals Virtual Pass FRIDAY ONLY | $155

  • Virtual access to CLE sessions, panel discussions, and plenaries
  • Access to program recordings for one year (available approximately one-month after the conference). 
    ​​​​​​​NOTE: Program recordings viewed after the event can only be reported for self-study. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

Law Student/Paralegal/Legal Aid Attorney or Paralegal/State Public Defender/Prosecutor/MO Protection & Advocacy Services
In-person Pass | $230

  • Access to CLE sessions, panel discussions, and plenaries
  • Provided meals:
    • Thursday: Breakfast, lunch, reception
    • Friday: Breakfast, lunch
  • Access to program recordings for one year (available approximately one-month after the conference). 
    ​​​​​​​NOTE: Program recordings viewed after the event can only be reported for self-study. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

Law Student/Paralegal/Legal Aid Attorney or Paralegal/State Public Defender/Prosecutor/MO Protection & Advocacy Services
Virtual Pass | $230
 

  • Virtual access to CLE sessions, panel discussions, and plenaries
  • Access to program recordings for one year (available approximately one-month after the conference). 
    ​​​​​​​NOTE: Program recordings viewed after the event can only be reported for self-study. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

 

Conference Lodging Rates

      


The Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive | Lake Ozark, MO

Sleeping Room Rates
Seasons Bay $155
Main Building $189
Rates are per night, and do not include tax.

Reservations
To make a reservation, call 888-265-5500 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., or reserve online at https://reservations.travelclick.com/17336?groupID=3712186

If you don't see inventory on-line, please call the Lodge Reservations department, 888-265-5500 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Conference lodging rates end on June 24, 2024, or when the block is filled, whichever occurs first.

Cancellation Policy

2024 Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy

  •  All cancellation and refund requests must be in writing to mobarcle@mobar.org
     
  •  A FULL REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation by July 18, 2024. You will not have access to electronic course materials.
     
  •  NO REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation after July 18, 2024.  You will have access to electronic course materials.

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