MSCJ Minnesota DWI Seminar (CLE)

The next MSCJ full day CLE event is expected for 2021. We’re not having one for 2020 due to the COVID-19 response. When we get it planned and scheduled, this page will be updated. Information for the most recent event follows, to give you some idea of what we do.

Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice is proud to present:
The 34th Annual DWI Seminar
Friday, June 21, 2019, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location:  Marriott Northwest Hotel (formerly The Northland Inn)
7025 Northland Drive North, Brooklyn Park MN  55428
(I-694, just north of Boone Avenue Exit)

MSCJ CLE: Winning blood test cases
MSCJ CLE: Winning blood test cases

As a criminal defense attorney practicing DWI law in Minnesota, this is a cannot-miss  presentation. The seminar will cover recent changes and challenges to DWI law, the faulty science of drugged driving prosecutions, winning blood cases, DWIs, alcohol and guns, the changing right to counsel, DWI forfeiture wins, a view from the Appellate Court, changes to and consequences of DWI on entry into Canada, and more. The Honorable R. A. (Jim) Randall is featured in the list of distinguished presenters.

The agenda for the seminar and a registration form appear below.

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Attend & receive the most leading-edge DWI defense information, research and forms available for defending Minnesota DWI cases – from the premier Minnesota criminal defense lawyers organization representing those charged with DWI.

Topics include:

DWI and guns: owning your gun and carrying it too
Blair Nelson

Datamaster: ain’t no master of data
Charles Ramsay

Legislative and Case Law Updates
Doug Hazelton

Drugged driving: exposing the faulty science
Special guest: Deandra Grant

Lunch, with Ethics
Ethics for defense attorneys (0.50 hours ethics applied)
Hon. R.A. (Jim) Randall, Appellate Judge, and Jodie Carlson, MN Court of Appeals Staff Attorney

Winning blood test cases
Special guest: Deandra Grant

DWI and the evolving right to counsel
Jeff Sheridan (lead attorney in State v. Rosenbush)

Busting your client out: pretrial release strategies
Samuel McCloud

Entry into the great white north part deux: navigating the new changes to Canadian DWI immigration law
Special guest: Reis Pagtakhan

Vehicle forfeiture: effectively countering policing for profit with Olson, Timbs & more
Dan Koewler (lead attorney for Olson v. One 1999 Lexus)

Happy Hour to follow (sponsored by Smart Start®).


For Defenders only.

This is the best DWI defense CLE – hands down.  Materials provided in digital format CD for easy re-use later.  Bring your laptop computer.  Defense lawyers only.

Don’t miss out!

6.25 CLE Hour Credits applied for (5.75 Standard and 0.50 Ethics.  Lunch included.

Printable .pdf 2018 MSCJ CLE flyer, with mail-in registration form:

2019 MSCJ CLE Brochure_V12

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