March 7 - 9, 2024

Advanced DUI Seminar

2 Days of DUI and 1 Day of Trial Skills

Join us March 7 - 9 for OACDL's Advanced DUI Course and experience the best in the Midwest!  Leaders in the field of DUI Defense will share their expertise and experience in this advanced format, and  - new this year - is also a two-day mini clinic, DUI Basics.  This clinic will be held concurrently with the Advanced DUI agenda, allowing in-person attendees to join sessions covering "basic" DUI topics that fit their specific needs in an a la carte fashion.  

The seminar will be held at the Westin Great Southern Hotel in downtown Columbus all day the first two days (Mar 7th & 8th) and the morning of March 9th before moving to the courthouse for trial practice the afternoon of the 9th.  

Hotel Information

The Westin Great Southern Columbus
310 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

To reserve a room on the OACDL room block, please click HERE

*Please note: If you would rather call to make your room reservation you must call our event contact directly at 614-220-7043.  The front desk is unable to access our room block and will tell you there are no rooms available.* 

Registration Fees

The cost for all three days of the seminar (the BEST value) is:

Members: $725 (thru 2/28/24), $860 (beginning March 1)

Non-Members: $795 (thru 2/28/24), $950 (beginning March 1)

There are a number of session combinations available (i.e. Thursday and Friday only, One Day sessions, etc) for that pricing information please refer to the brochure HERE, or email

NEW this year, we have group rates for Public Defender offices. Please contact for information!


Session 1

March 7, 12 - 6p

12 - 12:20p Registration/Check In 
12:20 - 12:30p Welcome and Announcements Tim Huey Grand Ballroom 
12:30 - 12:55p Defending Marijuana OVI Charges Tim Huey and Dan Sabol Grand Ballroom
12:55 - 1:35p New MJ Laws and ODH Rules Blaise Katter Grand Ballroom
1:35 - 2:05p Winning a MJ Per Se OVI Trial Doug Clifford Grand Ballroom
2:05 - 2:30p Oral Fluid Testing Pt 1: How It Is Used Today Kyla Lee, Jan Semenoff, Blaise Katter Grand Ballroom

General Session Track
(Grand Ballroom)

DUI Basics Track
Terry Rudes
(Thurber Room)

2:45 - 3:30p

Oral Fluid Testing Pt 2: How They Plan To Use It SOON

Kyla Lee, Jan Seminoff, Blaise Katter

2:45 - 3:45p Initial Matters: Call, Intake, Pleadings
3:30 - 4:15p

Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer

Len Harden

3:45 - 4:45p Must Have Training & Materials (NHTSA, Seminars, & More)
4:15 - 4:50p

Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion in MJ OVI Case

Jeff Meadows

5:05 - 6p

NHTSA Tools for Roadside Investigations w/MJ OVIs - SFSTs/DRE/ARIDE

Josh Ott

5 - 6p Evaluating a Case: Discovery, Investigation & Other Factors
RECEPTION 6 - 7:30p, Seneca Room Lobby Level 


Session 2

March 8, 2023

8 - 8:30a Registration/Check In 
8:30 - 10:15a


Rapid Fire


1. Tad Brittingham - HGN, Seeing & Believing

2. Leslie Albeit - College Students and Collateral Consequences

3. Jeff Kakish - Low Hanging Fruit in Blood/Urine Cases

4. Beau Cross - Issue Spotting in Difficult Cases

5. Joe Hada - Helpful Info in JAMA MJ OVI Study

Grand Ballroom
10:15 - 10:30a BREAK
10:30 - 11:15a An Examination of Ohio's Approved Breath Machines Chuck Rathburn Grand Ballroom
11:15a - 12p Exposing the Issues with Hospital Blood Draws & Testing Deandra Grant Grand Ballroom
Lunch 12p - 1p
General Session
Grand Ballroom 
DUI Basics Track
Terry Rudes and Kelly Farrish
(Thurber Room)
1 - 1:45p

What the Black Box Can and Cannot Tell us

James Madden 

1 - 2p Chemical Tests - Basics
1:45 - 2:45p

Working with Experts: Trial Strategies in OVI Per Se Cases

Brock Schoenlein & Dr. Ron Henson

2 - 3p Motion Hearings
2:45 - 3p BREAK  3 - 3:15p BREAK
3 - 3:45p

Core Scientific Issues in OVI Cases

Jan Semenoff

3:15 - 4:30p Trials
3:45 - 4:30p

Cell Tower Data and Its Limitations

Alex Deardorff


Session Concludes


Session 3 
Saturday March 9, 2024
10:00a to 3:45p

"Using the 3 Circles of Energy in Voir Dire" led by Rafe Foreman

Plus - Practical Tips & Trial Skills Techniques You Can Use Right Now

Additionally, selected faculty members will share favorite tips, techniques, and ideas.

Rafe Foreman Rafe is a Trial Advocacy Professor at Stetson University & UMKC Summer Program in Oxford, England; Director and Professor of Advocacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; Trial Lawyers College graduate, Board Member, and Instructor.

Practical Tips & Techniques will be presented by Rafe and other selected members of the faculty.

Trial Skills Training & Workshop Get ready to hear favorite strategies from some of the country’s best trial lawyers—an unparalleled opportunity to quickly expand your skill set with easy to understand and effective practice tips.

Practical Tips and Demonstrations. This year’s morning session will consist of short presentations, quick tips, and demos that will help you get ready for and to excel in Voir Dire, Motion Hearings and Trials. Whether you are a beginner or a master of the craft you will learn techniques you can use.

Trial Skills Workshop. After lunch we will divide into break-out groups to work on courtroom skills incorporating some of the things learned in the above presentations.  Some groups will focus on learning the basic skills and other, more experienced groups, will focus on honing those skills and will be exposed to new ideas for taking it to a higher level. The groups will be small and based upon experience and training levels, which you will “self-select.” Groups will range from groups made up of relatively new lawyers and at least one group of highly experienced lawyers, with groups with experience levels in between.

Don’t Do Much DUI Defense? Featured speaker and Lead Trial Skills Instructor Rafe Foreman is not a DUI lawyer per se but rather is a Trial Lawyer’s Trial Lawyer; he has handled all varieties of criminal defense cases, plaintiff’s personal injury cases, civil rights cases, employment discrimination cases, and wrongful death cases, as well as excessive force and 1983 actions. Even as a full time Professor he continues to try very serious cases as a part of his unique Honors Advanced Trial Advocacy program.

Members of the national DUI Defense Lawyers Association will help us run this session.  

 9:30 – 10:00   Sign in, get comfortable – be in the room by 10:00

10:00 - 12:30  Presentations and Demonstrations – see above

12:30 - 1:00    Break - Get lunch and take it to breakout rooms

 1:00 - 2:30     Small Group Skills Session

 2:30 - 2:45     Break

 2:45 - 3:45     Small Group Skills Session continued



Scholarship Application

Westin Hotel Reservations

Register Now!

Printer-Friendly Version