NCDD and TCDLA are proud to announce that the nation’s premier DUI forensic science seminar will once again be held, March 22-23, at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street.

The 25th Annual MSE features nationally renowned experts and lawyers with more than three centuries of combined scientific and practical experience. It includes experts Dr. James T. O’Donnell, Dr. Jimmie Valentine, Dr. Fran Gengo, Ron Moore, and Janie Arvizu.  MSE is proud to present NCDD Regents, Fellows, and DWI Defense Board Certified DWI trial lawyers Troy McKinney, Doug Murphy, Mimi Coffey, Mike Hawkins, Lenny Stamm, and Steve Oberman. The jury trial of a challenging blood test case includes experienced, exciting, and innovative trial lawyers Leslie Legrand, Katie Ferrell, Jordan Lewis, and Matt Dodd, with the exclusive live video feed of the jury deliberations and post-trial jury debriefing. The seminar includes the complimentary Bourbon Street Balcony and hospitality room (and the included balcony beads and libations) and the Thursday evening Cajun Seafood buffet reception.  Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of MSE, this nation’s premier DUI forensic evidence seminar.

Agenda Day 1 – March 22, 2018
Time
Title
Description
7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am Opening Remarks MSE Chairs
8:45am SFST – The Science of Practicalities Dr. Lance Platt.  Texas.
9:30am Gas Chromatography – Tarnish or Gold Standard. How It Works and How It Doesn’t Dr. Jimmie Valentine.  Mississippi.
10:30am Break Morning Break
10:45am DRE – Defeating DRE with the Studies and Reality Doug Murphy.  Texas.
11:30am Dean’s Address – Managing Professional Responsibilities NCDD Dean, Mike Hawkins.  Georgia.
12:00pm Lunch on Your Own Lunch on Your Own
1:15pm Extrapolation – When a BAC is Not a BAC Dr. Ron Moore.  California.
2:15pm Disconnect – Explaining the Unreasonably High BAC Dr. Fran Gengo.  New York.
3:15pm Break Afternoon Break.
3:30pm Pharmacology of Drugs, Alcohol and Combinations Dr. James T. O’Donnell.  Illinois.
4:30pm Daubert and Ethical Standards from Both Sides W, Troy McKinney.  Texas.
5:30pm Reception Feast and Festivities Free New Orleans Seafood and Cash Bar at Royal Sonesta.
6:30pm Bourbon Street Balcony Hospitality Suite Opens Beads and Booze Provided by TCDLA and NCDD

 

Agenda Day 2 – March 23, 2018
Time
Title
Description
8:45am Choose Lecture Track or Trial Track Lecture Track:  Court Trials – Defensive Strategies and Approaches.  Lenny Stamm, MD.

Trial Track:  Vire Dire – State and Defense.  (For the Prosecution:  Leslie Legrand, Tx and Katie Ferrell, Tx).  (For the Defense:  Jordan Lewis, Tx and Matt Dodd, Mt).

9:45am Lecture or Trial Track Lecture:  20 Myths of Blood, Breath and Urine Testing.  Lenny Stamm, Md.

Trial:  Opening Statements.

10:15am Break Morning Break
10:30am Lecture or Trial Track Lecture:  Breath and Blood Trials Without an Expert.  Mike Hawkins, GA.

Trial:  State Witness.  Officer Direct and Cross Examination.  (Ofc. Lance Platt).

11:15am Lecture or Trial Track Lecture:  Laboratory Accreditation, Validation and Uncertainty Measurement.  Dr. Janine Arvizu.  NM.

Trial:  State Witness Officer Continues.

12:00pm Lunch on Your Own Lunch on Your Own
1:15pm Lecture or Trial Track Lecture:  Mining for the Gold Standar Issues in Blood Lab Discovery.  Janine Arvizu.  NM.

Trial:  State Expert Direct and Cross Examination.  (Dr. James T. O’Donnell).

2:30pm Lecture or Trial Track Lecture:  The ABCs of Walking Down the BAC.  Mimi Coffey, Tx.

Trial:  Defense Expert Direct and Cross Examination.  (Dr. Ron Moore, Ca.)

3:30pm Break Afternoon Break
3:45pm Lecture or Trial Track Lecture:  Strategies and Approaches to Examinations of Officer and Experts in DWI Trials.  Steve Oberman, Tn.

Trial:  Expert testimony continues.

4:00pm Trial Track Only Trial:  Jury Charge and Closing Arguments
4:45pm Lecture and Trial Track Jury Deliberations in Main Room (.25 ethics).
5:30pm MSE Adjourns Seminar Adjourns
6:00pm Bourbon Street Balcony Hospitality Suite Opens Beads and Booze Provided by TCDLA and NCDD