Replay – The 2023 DWI Institute

Date: Oct 7, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $225

Non-Member Price: $275

Event Code: I017423R

Areas of Law: Municipal Court Practice

Earn up to 7.7 credits, including 1.0 in Ethics and 1.0 in Diversity! (More Information)

Faculty

Keynote

Moderator

Sophia Shalaby, Esq.
Law Offices of Sophia M. Shalaby, LLC, New Brunswick
Law Offices of Sophia M. Shalaby in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and New York City, is an accomplished and experienced litigator, in civil and criminal courts, in New York, New Jersey and federally. She has extensive experience representing individuals, businesses, insurance companies and governmental bodies. A former prosecutor, she has litigated both sides of civil lawsuits and both sides of criminal cases.

Ms. Shalaby is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Ms. Shalaby received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, attended St. Thomas University School of Law and received her J.D. from New York Law School.
(9/23)

Presenters

Hon. Shelia Ellington, JMC
Hamilton Township
Cherry Hill Twp.
Franklin Twp. (Somerset County)
Hamilton Twp. (Mercer County)
Logan Twp.
Hon. Harry D. Norton, Jr.
Hall Booth Smith, PC, Woodland Park
is a Partner in Hall Booth Smith P.C. in Paramus, New Jersey, where his practice areas include insurance defense, litigation of personal injury protection and reimbursement claims, the defense of Title 59 defendants, the defense of uninsured and underinsured claims, and the investigation and prevention of insurance fraud on behalf of insurance carriers. In addition to his private practice, Judge Norton serves as a Municipal Court Judge in six municipalities and has served as Borough Attorney or Special Counsel to Saddle River, Ramsey and Ridgefield Park as well as the cities of Hackensack, Clifton and Paterson. He has served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, the Superior Court of New Jersey and the United States District Court; is recognized as a Rule 1:40 Qualified Mediator; and is frequently appointed by the Court to mediate complex commercial disputes.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, Judge Norton has been a Trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and has also served by appointment of the Supreme Court as a Volunteer III Investigator for the Office of Attorney Ethics. He has been a member of the Bergen and Passaic County Bar Associations, the Defense Research Institute and the New Jersey Defense Association; has served in several sections of the American Bar Association; and has been Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Automobile Litigation and No-Fault Committee. He is Past Chair of the District XI Ethics Committee.

Judge Norton has served on the Faculty of the National Business Institute and is the recipient of the Bergen County Bar Foundation’s Lawyer Achievement Award, among other honors. He has lectured at both the New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting in Atlantic City and the Mid-Year Meeting in Rome, Italy, as a panelist on the program Hot Topics for Civil Litigators.

Judge Norton received his B.A. from Lafayette College and his J.D. from Seton Hall University Law School. He served as Law Secretary to the Honorable John L. Ard, J.A.D.
(9/23)
Hon. Lindal Scott-Foster, CJMC
Township of Irvington, Irvington
James G. Beatty, Jr.
DWI Expert, JGB Investigations, Point Pleasant
operates J.G.B. Detective Agency in Keansburg, New Jersey, a full service investigative business agency handling both civil and criminal matter for law firms throughout the State of New Jersey and specializing in alcohol-related traffic offenses. As a consultant in these matters he has reviewed more than 1000 videotapes of suspected alcohol affected subjects and has testified as an expert on both the Breathalyzer and Psychophysical Testing in municipal courts in Burlington, Ocean, Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Morris, Essex and Union Counties. His reports have been made a part of the record in more than one hundred other cases.

A Certified operator of the Alcotest 7110 breath-testing instrument, Mr. Beatty has served as Recording Secretary of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association. A former member of the Keansburg, New Jersey, Police Department, he conducted investigations in motor vehicle accidents, drunk driving, narcotics and homicides. Mr. Beatty’s technical and professional training includes courses completed in Theory, Use and Operation of the Breathalyzer; Basic Drug Enforcement; Advanced Drug Enforcement; Criminal Investigation; and Photographing and Police Identification. He has also attended numerous national conferences and seminars.

Mr. Beatty attended Union Junior College and Northwestern State University, and is a graduate of the Monmouth County Police Academy. He received his A.S. in Criminal Justice from Brookdale Community College.
(9/23)
Steven W. Hernandez, Esq.
The Hernandez Law Firm, PC, Toms River
Certified as a Municipal Court Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, is President of the Hernandez Law Firm, P.C. in Toms River, New Jersey, and concentrates his practice almost exclusively in DWI defense.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court, Mr. Hernandez has been a member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) and the American, New Jersey State and Ocean County Bar Associations. He is Past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Municipal Court Practice Section and has served as Co-Chair of the Municipal Court Practice Section of the Ocean County Bar Association. He is also Certified as a DUI attorney by the National College of DUI Defense.

Mr. Hernandez has lectured for ICLE and other organizations, and is the author of Inside the Minds: Negotiating a Plea Deal in DUI Cases (Aspatore Publishing, 2011) and the New Jersey DWI Book, the Law and Practice (Lawyers & Judges Publishing, 2016), among other publications. He has been qualified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor. He is also the only attorney in New Jersey to receive a Forensic Sobriety Assessment (FSA) Certificate and is a certified operator of the Alcotest 7110 breath-testing instrument.

Mr. Hernandez received his B.S. from Rutgers Business School and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law-Camden. He has received advanced training in drug-related DWI’s, especially those arrests involving a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), has taken more than 100 hours of forensic chromatography courses and has passed the American Chemical Society Lawyer-Scientist examination.
(9/23)
John Menzel, Esq.
Law Offices of John Menzel, Asbury Park
is an attorney in private practice in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He has tried thousands of drunk driving cases and argued more than one hundred appeals before the New Jersey Superior Court’s Law and Appellate Divisions and the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was lead attorney in State v. Chun and State v. Foley, the seminal cases on the Alcotest 7110 MK-III-C in New Jersey.

Mr. Menzel is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is Past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Municipal Court Practice Section. A sustaining member and former New Jersey State Delegate for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), he is Certified by the NCDD in DUI Defense Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Practice Division, the Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys of New Jersey and the Monmouth and Ocean County Bar Associations.

Mr. Menzel has been an associate member of the New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists and an adjunct instructor at Ocean County College. He has held seminars on New Jersey’s drunk driving laws, breath testing instrumentation and trial techniques. Throughout his career Mr. Menzel has received training from the National Association for DUI Defense and has attended training for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. He was named the 2015 Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year by the New Jersey State Bar Association and was the 2017 recipient of the National College for DUI Defense Mentoring Award.

Mr. Menzel received his B.F.A, summa cum laude, from the New York Institute of Technology and his J.D. from New York Law School.
(9/23)
Raymond S. Santiago, Esq.
Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Freehold
is the founder of Santiago and Associates, P.C. in Freehold, New Jersey, where he concentrates his practice in criminal law, immigration, civil litigation and personal injury matters.

Mr. Santiago is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of New York, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York. He was formerly a County Prosecutor for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Santiago received his J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law at Queens College.
(9/23)

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section

For this replay, NJICLE's annual DWI Institute features a faculty of highly respected attorneys in the field of DWI, who, together, will discuss some of the latest developments in DWI practice. This replay will feature discussion, a demonstration trial and critique by our experienced panel on some of the most recent developments in NJ. Register today and sharpen your abilities to present a DWI case!

  • News: Olenowski, Zingis and Cunningham 
    • Defense Attorneys: Steven W. Hernandez; John Menzel, Esq.
  • Ethics: Sentencing Exposure 
    • Judge: Hon. Shelia Ellington, JMC
    • Defense Attorney: John Menzel, Esq.
  • Ethics: Plea Bargaining
    • Judge: Hon. Shelia Ellington, JMC
    • Defense Attorney: Steven W. Hernandez, Esq.
  • Motions to Suppress
    • Judge: Hon. Shelia Ellington, JMC
    • Defense Attorney: John Menzel, Esq.
  • Pretrial Motions
    • Judge: Hon. Shelia Ellington, JMC
    • Defense Attorney: Steven W. Hernandez, Esq.
  • Prosecution
    • Defense Attorneys: Steven W. Hernandez, Esq.; John Menzel, Esq.
  • Demonstration (Reports)
    • Judge: Hon. Harry D. Norton, Jr., JMC
    • Defense Attorneys: Steven W. Hernandez, Esq.; John Menzel, Esq.
    • Witness: James G. Beatty
  • Demonstration (Observation Case) 
    • Judge: Hon. Harry D. Norton, Jr., JMC
    • Defense Attorney: Steven W. Hernandez, Esq.; John Menzel, Esq.
    • Witness: James G. Beatty
  • Trial Tips (Reports and Observation Case)
    • Defense Attorney: Steven W. Hernandez, Esq. with panel discussion
  • History of Breath Testing
    • Defense Attorney: John Menzel, Esq.
  • Rehabilitation Programming
    • Prosecutor: Raymond S. Santiago, Esq.

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.7 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.0 in Ethics and 1.0 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: Municipal Court DWI Refusal: 7.7, NJ Advanced Diversity: 1.0, NJ Ethics: 1.0, NJ General: 5.7).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 5.5
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 1.5, PA Substantive Credit: 4.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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