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Seminars and Webinars


Driver License Restoration and Hardship Licenses

Webinar:  Monday, March 22, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

FREE for MI Assoc. of OWI Attorney Members in good standing and only $50.00 for non-members.

*Qualifies for two hours of CLE credit.  

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Driver License Restoration and Hardship Licenses webinar will be a two hour crash course covering suspension vs revocation, as well as implied consent. We will cover driver license sanctions from convictions such as drugs and high BAC. Learn what you can do for habitual offenders, including those in sobriety court. We will also cover the steps you need to take whether you win or lose in your first attempt.

You will learn from Attorney Aida Spahic, who is a criminal defense attorney in the Detroit area. She joined the MI Association of OWI Attorney Board after being an active member. She shares her experience of helping her clients and others regain their drivers license, as well as obtain hardship licenses.

This will be conducted via Zoom. Once registered, you will receive a link the day of the webinar from Mi Association of OWI Attorneys Director, Jennifer Hinze. If you have any questions regarding this webinar or membership with the MI Association of OWI Attorneys, please contact Jennifer Hinze at jenn.miaowia@gmail.com.

Our Previous Webinars and Seminars

Defending OWI Marijuana Cases

Webinar:  Friday, February 26th, 2021 from noon-1:00

FREE for MI Assoc. of OWI Attorney Members in good standing and only $35.00 for non-members.  

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The Michigan State Police recently reported that marijuana impaired driving is on the rise which will lead to increased enforcement. It is important for criminal defense practitioners to be prepared for more OWI-Marijuana prosecutions. For this reason, on February 29, 2021 MIAOWIA’s chair, Barton Morris, will be conducting a Zoom webinar on the subject of defending OWI-Marijuana Offenses. Barton Morris is a renowned expert on defending OWI-MJ cases in Michigan. He has previously presented on this topic to the Michigan Impaired Driving Safety Commission and the State Bar of Michigan Cannabis Bar Section Annual Meeting. Topics to be discussed will include, applicability of SFST’s, why the forensic science report may be unreliable and inadmissible, effective pre-trial motions and trial strategies. This event is free to MIAOWIA members. Sign up today.


Legislative and Legal Analysis of Michigans Clean Slate Law 

Webinar:  Thursday, January 28th, 2021 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. 

FREE for MI Assoc. of OWI Attorney Members in good standing and only $35.00 for non-members.  

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Criminal Justice Reform: How MI’s Clean Slate Law changed the process, timing, and eligibility for setting aside client’s prior convictions. Join us for a legislative and legal analysis of Michigan’s Clean Slate Law that will prepare defense attorneys on how to answer prior and future clients' expungement questions. Topics for exploration include but are not limited to which prior convictions will be automatically expunged and after how long, which offenses are ineligible for expungement, how many prior felonies and misdemeanors may be expunged, how the new 24-hour rule makes expungement in MI more inclusive, as well as how House Bill 6453 (2020) would expand expungement eligibility for certain first-time drunk/drug drivers in MI.

Presenters are Matthew Abdo and Joseph Campbell who have successfully navigated the expungement process for their clients consistently in multiple counties throughout Michigan.

Once registered, you will receive login instructions the day of the seminar. If you have questions regarding this seminar, or your membership with the MI Association of OWI Attorneys, contact Executive Director Jennifer Hinze at jenn.miaowia@gmail.com.

DataMaster Conspiracy Uncovered

Webinar:  Friday, December 11th, 2020 from 3:00 — 5:00 

FREE for MI Assoc. of OWI Attorney Members and only $50.00 for non-members.  

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A Breakdown From The Battleground:

Neil Rockind and Collin Daniels will present details of the Killer Cross Examination of the State“s leading expert, Mark Fondren. You will also hear facts revealed from the massive discovery that was obtained. No law firm has had more time cross-examining Mr. Fondren than Rockind Law.

This will be a webinar platform via Zoom. David Rudoi will moderate and field questions. You will receive the link after registration is completed via email. If you have questions regarding registration, contact the MI Association of OWI Attorney“s Executive Director, Jennifer Hinze at jenn.miaowia@gmail.com.



For ONE fee, you get TWO parts.

Day One, Friday, October 2 from 1:00-4:00 PM: We will feature expert Lance Platt, a former police officer and now an expert who trains criminal and civil attorneys in all matters related to impaired driving. Hear about new issues related to Covid (masks; HGN at 6 feet; temperature checks and more) and how to deal with them; obtain manuals; draft motions and more.

Day Two, Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 AM to noon: Attorneys Jeffery Crampton and David Rudoi will cover how to cross exam an expert (Lance Platt) while doing an interactive cross involving real circumstances. We will allow for a Q&A time.

Your attendance for both days will allow you to apply for 6 hours of CLE credits.

Registered attendees will receive a link to access the webinar the day prior to the actual event.

For questions related to this webinar, please contact Jennifer at jenn.miaowia@gmail.com.

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Drug Evaluation and Classification Course


This seminar will cover the key evaluation principles found in the NHTSA Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP-DRE)

About this Event

The Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys and the State Bar of Michigan Marijuana Law Section have joined hands to present a Drug Evaluation and Classification Course. This training seminar is an overview of the key evaluation principles found in the NHTSA Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP-DRE) led by Lance Platt and team-taught with Fran Gengo, PHARM.D. The course will provide a look at pharmacology from the law enforcement and pharmacologist points of view.

This unique training course will inform the attendee in the most current NHTSA/IACP approved DRE procedures and training curriculum/protocols as well as case planning techniques from a medical and scientific point of view. This training seminar will train the legal professional in:Development and effectiveness of the drug recognition process; Overview of physiology of drugs; The drug evaluation and classification procedures (12 step process); Drug evaluation eye examinations (HGN, VGN, lack of convergence, estimation of pupil size, pupil reaction to light); Vital sign examinations (pulse rates, blood pressure, and body temperature); Seven drug categories; Drug combinations; Analysis of the drug evaluation narrative report and the drug influence evaluation face sheet; and proper use of the drug evaluation matrix to form drug category classification. Attendees will receive a jump drive of the most recent NHTSA DECP course pre-school and long course manuals along with DECP studies and case law as well as ARIDE manuals. Participants will receive a Certification of their mastery of “An Overview of the NHTSA Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DRE) 2018 Curriculum.” This is a much broader Certification than law enforcement receives when it takes the DRE introductory weekend.

Included with your ticket are the following: lunch on site both days; ongoing snack and beverages; discounted hotel rate. This seminar also qualifies you for 12 CLE credits if you attend both full days.

This seminar is held at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development on the campus of Michigan State University. It is connected to, and shares a parking lot with the Candlewood Suites of East Lansing. It is also home of Forest Akers gold club and University Club of MSU. To reserve a room at a reduced rate, please mention the MI Association of OWI Attorneys block when calling 517-351-8181. This rate expires on September 2, 2020.

We expect this seminar will sell out. We recommend purchasing your ticket well in advance of the seminar to reserve your seat. Tickets are first come, first served.

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Hinze at jenn.miaowia@gmail.com or (517) 930-0726.

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