Peterson asked to chair committee
Conference will be held at Loyola School of Law
The Illinois Supreme Court has asked Judge Lance Peterson to chair a judicial education committee scheduled to present to Illinois judges at a conference on felony and misdemeanor DUI, traffic and statutory summary suspension law on May 15 and 16.
The Illinois Supreme Court’s committee on Judicial Education selects certain judges to serve as faculty to coordinate and present to judges on a statewide basis on different fields of law.
The committee then develops the content and curriculum for the conference and chooses experts in the field to speak on specialized topics pertinent to that field of law.
The conference will address recent changes in the law of evidence, recent procedural changes and new case law. Some of the topics covered will be the Secretary of State’s breath alcohol ignition interlock device program, drug-impaired drivers, and substance abuse evaluations.
The judges presenting at the conference will film mock courtroom scenarios during which the pertinent legal issues are argued before a judge. The videotaping is to take place at a mock courtroom at Loyola University School of Law, and the videos will be used as a teaching tool at the conference.
This is the sixth time the Illinois Supreme Court through its administrative office has asked Judge Peterson to present to judges as a faculty member and the second time he has been asked to serve as chairman of the committee.