IACDL Annual Drug Seminar
Fri, May 19, 2017
8:15– 8:45 Registration, breakfast & vendor exhibits
9:00-10:00 REEFER MADNESS?!Is Fourth Amendment Cannabis Law Bending Toward Sanity?
Bruce Mosbacher, Mosbacher Law Group, Chicago, IL
10:00-11:00 Teacher, Leave the Kids Alone! Special Considerations in Representing Kids in Narcotics Cases
Paul Cain, Clinical Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University
11:15-12:15 Professional and Ethical Considerations in Representing Addicted Clients
Nick Zimmerman, Winnebago County Public Defenders’ Office
12:15-1:15 Lunch Provided
1:00 Afternoon Registration Begins
1:15-2:15 Themes & Theories: Creative Ideas and Twists on That Old Worn Defense
Barry Horewitch, Cook County Public Defenders’ Office, Chicago, IL
2:15-3:15 Winning Dog Sniff Traffic Stops: Pause When Paws Give Probable Cause
Kimberly Bilbrey and Jillian Weiss,
Assistant Public Defenders, Kane County
3:30-4:30 “Give Me Your Money!” Considerations in Forfeiture Cases When the Government Takes Your Client’s Property
Joe “The Shark” Lopez, Lopez & Lopez, Chicago, IL
Kimberley Bilbery has been interested in the 4th Amendment since she was a kid in high school trying to figure out her privacy rights to her hallway locker. This interest coupled with her desire to advocate for all of her juvenile delinquent friends in the principal’s office were the driving forces behind her application to law school. Kim has worked with the Kane County Public Defender’s office for 9 years now. Kim has won and lost a whole bunch of motions to suppress evidence based on illegal stops and prolonged detentions!
Paul Cain is a clinical professor in the College of Law’s Clinical Faculty. Professor Cain teaches the Criminal Defense Clinic. He joined the Northern Illinois University College of Law in September 2003. During his teaching in the clinical program at NIU, Professor Cain has also taught the Mediation Clinic, the Elder Law Clinic, the Domestic Abuse Clinic, and the Juvenile Justice Clinic. In addition to clinical teaching, Professor Cain has taught Lawyering Skills, the pre-trial simulation course.
In 2009, prior to becoming a clinical faculty member and while a member of the supportive professional staff, Professor Cain received a Certificate of Recognition from the Northern Illinois University Supportive Professional Staff Council for making important contributions to NIU or to the profession outside of regular job duties. This award is given annually to 25 supportive professional staff of the 800 university-wide supportive professional staff.
Prior to teaching at NIU, Professor Cain taught as a visitor in the clinical program at the University of Denver College of Law. At Denver, Professor Cain directed the Externship Program for two years, taught in the Civil Clinic for one year, taught part-time in the Criminal Defense Clinic and co-taught a Wrongful Conviction course. Professor Cain began his teaching career as a visitor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic. At Case Western, Professor Cain taught in the Criminal Defense Clinic for one year and in the Civil Clinic for one year.
Prior to teaching, Professor Cain practiced civil and criminal law for eighteen years in central Ohio. He began his career with legal services, then practiced with small firms before opening his own practice.
Professor Cain is currently President Elect of the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys where he also chairs the Law Professor Committee and the Juvenile Law Committee. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Prof. Cain has served on various committees of the Winnebago County Bar Association and the 17th Judicial Circuit Court Family Violence Coordinating Council. Professor Cain has also been a mentor in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court Mentoring Program.
Barry Horewitch is an Assistant Public Defender with the Cook County Public Defender’s Office currently assigned to the Felony Trial Division in Chicago. A trial lawyer for the last seven years, Mr. Horewitch started in the Traffic Division litigating DUIs and other traffic misdemeanors for two and a half years and then handled felony preliminary hearings and other general misdemeanors for approximately one year. For the last three and a half years, he has been litigating both simple and complex felony litigation at the trial level taking dozens of cases to jury verdict and dozens more to bench findings. He also assists in defending homicide cases. In 2015, he was part of the trial team that defended Bryant Brewer, the man arrested and tried for the murder of Chicago Police Officer Thor Soderberg. Mr. Horewitch has also appeared as guest faculty for Trial Advocacy courses at John Marshall and DePaul Law Schools.
Joe “The Shark” Lopezz is a principal at the law firm of Lopez and Lopez, Ltd. A criminal defense attorney for over thirty years, Mr. Lopez frequently defends clients at the state and federal level, in both trial and appellate courtrooms.
Mr. Lopez is well known for being flamboyant in and out of court, as well as for being an aggressive tactician. Mr. Lopez’s high profile clients have included the trial defense of former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson who was accused of killing his wife, as well as Outfit boss Frank Calabrese in the federal prosecution known best as the “Family Secrets” trial.
Mr. Lopez is both a frequent lecturer on a variety of criminal defense topics and a commentator on television regarding criminal cases of local and national interest. Most recently, Mr. Lopez has made his professional debut as an actor, playing a defense attorney on the popular television program, “Chicago P.D.”
Bruce Mosbacher is the principal of the Mosbacher Law Group in Chicago, a practice formed in 2011 focusing on the defense of criminal cannabis charges
Prior to that Bruce was an Assistant Public Defender in the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender for 23 years following a 7 year stint as an Assistant Appellate Defender with the office of the Illinois Appellate Defender. He is a member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law's Legal Committee and is an advocate for the legalization of cannabis. Bruce also does Pro Bono Publico work on criminal cases for Cabrini Green Legal Aid. Bruce writes a blog covering both serious and humorous aspects of the criminal justice system including brief reviews of helpful new caselaw at the Mosbacher Law Group page on Facebook.
Jillian Weiss has been an assistant public defender with the Kane County Public Defender’s Office since September 2009. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, class of 2007. She has a BA from Albion college where she majored in psychology. Prior to attending law school, she worked for three years as a substance abuse clinician at the Macomb County Jail, just outside Detroit. In that capacity, she assessed jail inmates for substance abuse problems and worked with the court system to shorten sentences and facilitate placement into residential treatment. During and after law school, she interned with The Washtenaw Office of Public Defense, the Detroit Public Defender’s Office, and Monroe County Office of Prosecuting Attorney. Being a public defender is her calling and she hopes to continue advocating for indigent defendants throughout her career. Jillian currently resides in North Aurora with her husband Jeremy Kay and their cat Winona.
Nick Zimmerman is First Deputy Public Defender of Winnebago County. He is a class of 2000 graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law. He graduated Cum Laude. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. In practice attorney Zimmerman has worked primarily as a criminal defense attorney in both private practice and the public sector. For the last six years attorney Zimmerman has been employed by the Winnebago County Public Defender's Office in Rockford defending clients in felony drug cases and homicides.
610 North Bell School Road, Rockford, IL 61107
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No refunds will be considered after the event.
Fri, May 19, 2017
|$100.00||IACDL Member Rate|
|$125.00||Non-IACDL Public Defenders Rate|
|$150.00||Non-IACDL Private Attorneys Rate|
|$200.00||Registration day of Seminar|
|$75.00||Half Day Rate (All Member Types - AFTERNOON SESSION ONLY)|
Phone: (312) 401-8090
Fax: (312) 602-4964
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