Joseph P. St. Louis In The Media

  • Seminars, lectures and CLE courses taught
  • Speaker, Serious Science, Blood Alcohol Analysis, 22nd Annual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 21, 2017.
  • Trainer, Breakout Leader 22nd Annual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 20, 2017 (with Craig Rosenstein).
  • Speaker, Advanced Challenges to Crime Lab Procedures and Protocols, 2017 APDA Conference, Arizona Public Defenders Association, Tempe, Arizona, June 21, 2017.
  • Speaker, The Ugly Truth About Laboratory Accreditation (or why I don’t eat sausage anymore), 2017 NCDD Winter Session, Tucson, Arizona, National College For DUI Defense, January 20, 2017.
  • Speaker, Statewide Blood Testing Issues and How to Present Them to a Jury, NCDD Public Defenders Conference, Tucson, Arizona, National College For DUI Defense, January 18, 2017.
  • Speaker, Practice Tips & Demonstrations: Standards and Accreditation, Metrology 3.0: Science as Your Best Defense, San Diego, California, The National College for DUI Defense, November 3, 2016 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Speaker, Do the Lab and its Methods Satisfy Basic Science?: Standards and Accreditation, Metrology 3.0: Science as Your Best Defense, San Diego, California, The National College for DUI Defense, November 3, 2016 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Trainer, Summations: Establishing a Rapport with the Jury, Las Vegas, Nevada, The National College For DUI Defense/National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, September 23, 2016 (with Tommy Kirk).
  • Speaker, SEC v. PAC-12 Summations: Compare and Contrast, 20th Annual DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, The National College For DUI Defense/National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, September 22, 2016 (with Tommy Kirk).
  • Speaker, Advanced Cross-Examination of the Blood Test Chemist and Phlebotomist, 21stAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 22, 2016.
  • Speaker, Using Technology to Win Your Case, 21stAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 22, 2016 (with Lawrence Koplow).
  • Trainer, Breakout Leader, 21stAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 21, 2016 (with Lawrence Koplow).
  • Speaker, Cross-examining the Analyst on Fermentation, NCDD 2016 Advanced Blood Course, National College for DUI Defense, Ft. Collins, Colorado, May 10, 2016 (with Dr. Carrie Valentine and Jimmie Valentine).
  • Speaker, Standards and Accreditation, Science as Your Best Defense II: Learning to Teach Judges and Juries the Science and Law of Blood and Breath Alcohol Testing, National College for DUI Defense, Atlanta, Georgia, November 6, 2015 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Speaker, Case Study: Arizona Toxicology Lab, Science as Your Best Defense II: Learning to Teach Judges and Juries the Science and Law of Blood and Breath Alcohol Testing, National College for DUI Defense, Atlanta, Georgia, November 6, 2015 (with Chester Flaxmayer).
  • Trainer, Scoring Points With Science: Crossing the State’s Blood Analyst, NACDL & NCDD’s 19th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity “Secrets Revealed: Overcoming the Illusion of Guilt”, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 3, 2015 (with Andrew Mishlove).
  • Speaker, Botched Breath Tests, NACDL & NCDD’s 19th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity “Secrets Revealed: Overcoming the Illusion of Guilt”, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2, 2015.
  • Speaker, Don’t Believe Everything You Read: An Introduction to Blood Testing, NACDL & NCDD’s 19th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity “Secrets Revealed: Overcoming the Illusion of Guilt”, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2, 2015.
  • Speaker, Blood Alcohol Testing for Dummies, Three Days in a Nutshell 2015, Cook County Public Defender’s Office and National College for DUI Defense, Oak Brook, Illinois, August 27, 2015.
  • Trainer, Breakout Leader, 20thAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 24, 2015 (with Scott Joye).
  • Speaker, Defeating Blood Tests: Bad Blood From the Vein to the Lab, 20thAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 23, 2015 (with James Nesci).
  • Speaker, The Essentials of Headspace Gas Chromatography, 20thAnnual Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 23, 2015 (with James Nesci).
  • Speaker, Why Breath Testing Doesn’t Work, DWI on Trial – Big Apple XV, New York State Bar Association, New York City, New York, May 14, 2015
  • Speaker, Statewide Blood Update (with Erik Brown), 28th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 2, 2015
  • Speaker, Blood Testing: Separating Science from Science Fiction, NCDD Florida Public Defender Seminar, National College for DUI Defense, 2015
  • Speaker, Do Laboratory Accreditation and Standards Guarantee Accurate Test Results? (with Chester Flaxmayer), Science as Your Best Defense: Learning to Teach Judges and Juries the Science and Law of Blood and Breath Alcohol Testing, National College for DUI Defense, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2014
  • Speaker, Sample Direct/Cross re: Accreditation and Standards (with Chester Flaxmayer), Science as Your Best Defense: Learning to Teach Judges and Juries the Science and Law of Blood and Breath Alcohol Testing, National College for DUI Defense, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2014
  • Speaker, Testing the Police: Challenging SFST’s at Trial (with Emily Jane Bell), NCDD Wisconsin Public Defender OWI Training, National College for DUI Defense, 2014
  • Speaker, Finding the Narrative, Stories, Themes and Theories (with Aaron Nelson), NCDD Wisconsin Public Defender OWI Training, National College for DUI Defense, 2014
  • Trainer, Trial Skills Breakout Leader, NCDD Wisconsin Public Defender OWI Training, National College for DUI Defense, 2014
  • Speaker, First Person Opening (with K. Frye), The OACDL Trial Skills Academy, Ohio Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Trainer, Trial Skills Breakout Leader (with Peter Carini), The OACDL Trial Skills Academy, Ohio Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Speaker, New SFST Manual Cross Examination Demonstration (with Anthony Palacios),2014 Summer Session, National College For DUI Defense, 2014
  • Speaker, Accreditation, Lies and ISO Standards: The Continuing Scottsdale Saga (with Lawrence Koplow) , Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 27th Annual Aggressive Defense Of The Accused Impaired Driver Conference, 2014
  • Speaker, Ethics Jeopardy (with Karen Clark), Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 27th Annual Aggressive Defense Of The Accused Impaired Driver Conference, 2014
  • Speaker, Winning Blood Alcohol Challenges (with Chester Flaxmayer), 21st Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College For DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Tear Whole Place Down: Challenging Blood Evidence by Challenging the Lab Itself, NCDD 2014 Winter Conference, National College for DUI Defense, San Diego, California January 23, 2014
  • Blood Testing: Separating Science from Science Fiction (with Chester Flaxmayer), Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar, National College of DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas, November 8, 2013
  • Blood Testing: Separating Science from Science Fiction, 2013 Public Defenders' DUI Seminar, National College of DUI Defense/Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council, Atlanta, Georgia, October 17,2013
  • Creative Opening Statements: Getting to Not Guilty Right Out of the Gate, 2013 Public Defenders' DUI seminar, NCDD/Georgia Public Defenders' Standards Council, Atlanta, Georgia, October 17, 2013
  • Creative Opening Statements: Getting to Not Guilty Right Out of the Gate, 2013 Summer Session, National College of DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 27, 2013
  • Daubert and the Scottsdale Crime Lab: Separating Science from Science Fiction (with Mark DuBiel, Lawrence Koplow and Clifford Girard), 2013 APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defenders Association, Tempe, Arizona, June 27, 2013
  • Daubert and the Scottsdale Crime Lab: Separating Science from Science Fiction (with Mark DuBiel, Lawrence Koplow and Clifford Girard), 26th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 3, 2013
  • Mock Trial (with Erin Gerstenzang, Evan Levow and Bruce Edge), 20th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College for DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 21-22, 2013
  • Blood Test Cross-Examination Demonstration (with James Nesci), National College for DUI Defense, 2013 NCDD Winter Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 18, 2013
  • "Dismantling the Blood Case," Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 25th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, May 5, 2012
  • "New Case Review; More Cases, More Changes," Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 25thAnnual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, May 5, 2012
  • Co-Chairman, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 25th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, May 4-5, 2012
  • Mock Trial (with James Nesci, Virginia Landry and Allen Trapp), 19th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, National College for DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 23-24, 2012
  • "Problem Chromatograms: Finding What Ethically Helps" (with James Nesci), 19th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases, National College for DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22, 2012
  • "Top 10 Challenges to Blood Tests," TACDL 2011 DUI Conference, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Nashville, Tennessee, October 21, 2011
  • Breakout Session on Gas Chromatography, Winning at Every Level, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers/National College for DUI Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 17, 2011 (with James Nesci)
  • "Understanding Gas Chromatography, Winning at Every Level," National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers/National College for DUI Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 16, 2011 (with James Nesci)
  • Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, Summer Session 2011, National College for DUI Defense Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 29, 2011 (with Doug Murphy)
  • Blood Metrology, 24th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 7, 2011 (with Chester Flaxmayer)
  • "Investigating & Preparing a Successful DUI Defense," 24th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 7, 2011 (with Michael Bloom and Stephen Barnard)
  • "Judges Answer the Top 10 Questions of DUI Defense Attorneys," 24th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 6, 2011 (Moderator, with Hon. Robert Doyle, Hon. Wendy Million and Hon. Paul Simon)
  • "True Blood? Identifying Issues in Blood Alcohol Testing and Communicating Those Issues to Jurors," Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, December 3, 2010
  • "The Latest in Blood Forensics," DUI XXV, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Alumni Association, Phoenix, Arizona, November 19, 2010
  • "Blood Testing Laboratory Issues in DUI Cases, Whatever Happened to the Science in Forensic Science?", Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, October 9, 2010 (with Janine Arvizu)
  • Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, Summer Session 2010, National College for DUI Defense Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 28-29, 2010, (with George Stein)
  • "Advanced DUI Blood Issues," 8th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 9, 2010
  • "Can They Do That?: What about Ethics"?, 23rd Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 8, 2010 (with Stephen Barnard and Michael Bloom)
  • "Voir Dire and Mini-Openings: Your Best Chance of Getting a Receptive Jury," 23rd Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Tucson, Arizona, May 7, 2010
  • "Blood Testing - What Lawyers Need to Know About Forensic Gas Chromatography," 17th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases, National College for DUI Defense/Texas CriminalDefense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 8, 2010
  • Death Penalty Jury Selection Co-Leader, Pima County Public Defender’s Office, Tucson, Arizona, February 11-13, 2010 (with David Wymore, Richard Miller and Natman Schaye)
  • Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, Summer Session 2009, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 15-16, 2009 (with Steve Jones)
  • "The Time is Now: Learn How to Use PowerPoint in the Courtroom," 7th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 17, 2009
  • Jury Selection, DWI on Trial - The Big Apple IX, New York State Bar Association, New York City, New York, May 8, 2009
  • "Blood Alcohol Testing, Save Your Breath for Tunica," Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tunica, Mississippi, October 30, 2008
  • Lessons Learned from Recent Capital Trials, Death Penalty Seminar, Arizona Capital Representation Project, Phoenix, Arizona, October 17, 2008 (with Natman Schaye, Julie Hall and John Bailey)
  • Jury Selection Method Demonstration, Death Penalty Seminar, Arizona Capital Representation Project, Phoenix, Arizona, October 17, 2008 (with Natman Schaye and John Bailey)
  • "Voir Dire: A Capital Idea (Lessons Learned from Death)," Summer Session 2008, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 19, 2008
  • Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, Summer Session 2008, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 17-18, 2008 (with Tracey Wood)
  • "DUI: Challenging Blood Test Results," 6th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 17, 2008 (with Chester Flaxmayer)
  • "When a DUI is in the Big Court: From Child Abuse to 2nd Degree Murder," 21st Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 3, 2008 (With Stephen Barnard, Michael Bloom and Steve Jones)
  • "Blood Tests: So Easy a Cave Man Can Do It," 21st Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 2, 2008 (With Chester Flaxmayer)
  • I Within 3 Hours of D, “I Know What You Did Last Legislature:” A DWI Seminar, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 19, 2007
  • "Blood from A to Z (and Then Some)," DUI XXI Seminar, Arizona State University College of Law Alumni Association, Phoenix, Arizona, September 7, 2007 (with Michael Bloom)
  • Breakout Sessions Co-Leader, Summer Session 2007, National College for DUI Defense, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 19-20, 2007 (with Gary Trichter).
  • "Getting Involved: How Public Defenders Can Make a Difference in the Justice System," 5th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 20, 2007 (Panel Discussion with Chris DuPont, Daniella De la Torre, and Jeremy Mussman)
  • "Blood from A to Z (and Then Some)," 20th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 19, 2007 (with Michael Bloom)
  • "Using Death Penalty Jury Selection in a DUI Case," Pima County Public Defender’s Office, Tucson, Arizona, March 2, 2007
  • FOIA Talk, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Prescott, Arizona, January 15, 2007 (with Chris Dupont)
  • "Victim’s Rights: Ethical Considerations, Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in Arizona," Lorman Education Services, Tucson, Arizona, November 17, 2006
  • "Dismantling the Blood Test, Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in Arizona," Lorman Education Services, Tucson, Arizona, November 17, 2006
  • "Using Death Penalty Jury Selection in a DUI Case," Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Flagstaff, Arizona, August 19, 2006
  • Death Penalty Panel Discussion, 5th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 22, 2006
  • "Recent TV Ads: Aimed at DUI Abatement or the Abatement of Right to Counsel?" DUI XX Seminar, Arizona State University College of Law Alumni Association, Phoenix, Arizona, February 3, 2006
  • "Working With Experts to Develop a Social History, Mitigation and a Defense," Mitigation and Mental Health Seminar, The Arizona Capital Representation Project and the Pima County Public Defender’s Office, Tucson, Arizona, October 21, 2005
  • "Using a Forensic Psychologist In the Mitigation Case: Views from a Trial Lawyer," Making the Case for Life VIII, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 1, 2005
  • "Defending a DNA Case," DNA Seminar, James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, September 14, 2005
  • "Victim’s Rights, Ethical Issues for Civil Attorneys with Criminal Clients," Pima County Bar Association, Tucson, Arizona, August 31, 2005
  • Death Penalty Panel Discussion, 4th Annual APDA Statewide Conference, Arizona Public Defender’s Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 24, 2005 (Panel Discussion)
  • "They Used to Call it Assault: The New Phlebotomists," 16th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, May 9, 2003
  • Monitor Training, Monitor Training Program, State Bar of Arizona Member Assistance Program/Law Office Management Assistance Program, Phoenix, Arizona, November 9, 2001
  • "The Blood Case Primer: A Whole New Ball Game," 14th Annual Seminar on Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tucson, Arizona, April 28, 2001 (with Michael Bloom and Suzanne Crawford)
  • Monitor Training, Monitor Training Program, State Bar of Arizona Member Assistance Program/Law Office Management Assistance Program, Tucson, Arizona, March 30, 2001
  • "DNA Y2K: The New Generation of Tests, "Victory at Sea, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Long Beach, California, September 9, 2000 (with Simon Ford)
  • "LOMAP Monitoring: Helping Lawyers Comply with Their Programs and Make Meaningful Changes in Their Practice," Monitor Training Program, State Bar of Arizona Member Assistance Program/Law Office Management Assistance Program, Phoenix, Arizona, April 21, 2000

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