Teaching Lawyer and Judges
One of things that I am proud of is my experience teaching other lawyers. Starting back in 1990, I have taught many classes for lawyers. When I was Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar, we put on classes on forensic pathology, eyewitness identification, psychology and the law, and of course, drunk-driving law.
Over the last five years, I have taught at the National College for DUI Defense at the Harvard Law School, the Wisconsin OWI Law Seminar, and a host of other seminars. Most recently, I taught sessions on “first-person opening statements” and cross-examination at the NCDD Harvard Law School summer session.
In the upcoming month, I will be teaching at two, quite different, places. The first class is for defense lawyers. It will be about the process of alcohol blood testing.
The second one is something a little new for me: I will be teaching drunk driving law at the annual Wisconsin Judicial Conference. The session will focus on two issues: first, how the recent changes in the Wisconsin rules of evidence will affect the admissibility of field sobriety tests; and second, administration of the new law regarding ignition interlock devices.
This will be the first time that I will teach at the judicial conference, although I have spent a career trying to get judges to understand these concepts. It should be interesting.