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Professor McLane's Presentations

Presentations & Continuing Legal Education Seminars/Trainings:

“How to Try a Draeger Case on Monday—Effective Cross of the Draeger Tech.” Presentation at Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel, Tacoma, Washington; June 6, 2018.

“The Latest DNA Technology at the WSPCLD—Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division’s New DNA Kits.” Presentation at Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Deconstructing Forensic Evidence: Persuading Judges and Jurors, Seattle, Washington; May 11, 2018.

“Mastering Complex Forensic Science to Insure Successful Pretrial Advocacy” and “Hacking Experts—the What, the Who, the How, and the Why.” Presentations at Washington Defender Association Annual Conference, Sun Mountain, Winthrop, Washington; April 27-28, 2018.

“Allegations of Ridin’ Dirty: The Ultimate Tox Interview for Your Attorney-Investigator Team.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association, Webinar, Seattle, Washington; April 6, 2018.

Frye and Evidence Rule 702—As Both Shield & Sword.” Presentation at King County Department of Public Defense, Seattle, Washington; March 14, 2018.

“Being Creative and Effective with Expert Witnesses—How to Find, Pay, Prepare, and Get Them Admitted.” Presentation at The Defender Initiative 8th Annual Conference on Public Defense: Defenders—Effecting Change, for Clients and for the Courts, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington; March 9, 2018.

“Post-Conviction DNA Testing.” Presentation in Professor Jackie McMurtrie’s Innocence Projection Northwest Clinic Course, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington; February 27, 2018.

“How to Try a Draeger Case on Monday—Effective Cross of the Draeger Tech.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association, Readying Yourself for the Draeger, Seattle, Washington; February 2, 2018.

“Innocence Project Northwest DNA Case Review and Partnership.” Presentation for Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) at Schroeter, Goldmark, & Bender, Seattle, Washington; December 11, 2017.

“Rejecting the ‘Utopian DUI Defense’: Uncovering and Telling the Unique Story in Your DUI Cases.” Presentation at King County Department of Public Defense, Seattle, Washington; November 29, 2017.

“Giving You the Keys—To Your Most Effective Draeger Tech Cross.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association Annual CLE, Criminal Defense: Emerging Issues and Longstanding Challenges, Spokane, Washington; November 3, 2017.

“The ‘Chapters’ of Crossing the Tech—The Chapters for Your Cross-Examination of the Tech in Your Draeger Trials.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association, Everett Law Group, Everett, Washington; October 20, 2017.

“Interviewing (Talking With) [IPNW] Clients.” Presentation in Professor Jackie McMurtrie’s Innocence Project Northwest Clinic Course, University of Washington School of Law; October 17, 2017.

“The ‘Chapters’ of Crossing the Tech—The Chapters for Your Cross-Examination of the Tech in Your Draeger Trials.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association, Skagit County Public Defender’s Office, Mount Vernon, Washington; October 2017.

“Wielding a Relationship With Your Client in State v. ______.” Presentation in Professor Bill Bailey’s Pretrial Advocacy Course, University of Washington School of Law; September 27, 2017.

“The Latest DNA Technology at the WSPCLD—Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division’s New DNA Kits.” Presentation at Innocence Project Northwest and Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Forging the Path with Emerging Science in Homicide and Death Penalty Cases, Seattle, Washington; September 21, 2017.

“From Theory to Reality: Confronting the ‘Totality of the Circumstances’ and the Field Sobriety Tests.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association, Snohomish County Public Defender’s Office, Everett, Washington; August 3, 2017.

“Gearing Up For: Cross-Examining the Toxes & Their Instrument”; “Revealing the Real ‘Totality of the Circumstances’ of a DUI Investigation”; and “The Coming of the Draeger 9510 Days—A Defender’s Plan of Action.” Presentations at Washington Defender Association, Level-Up Your DUI Practice: Machines, Science, Theory, Tests, and the Totality of the Circumstances, Tacoma, Washington; July 20, 2017.

“Their ‘Best’ DUI Evidence Deconstructed: How to Confront the Blood Alcohol Result.” Presentation at King County Department of Public Defense Annual Conference, Cultivating Harmony, Seattle, Washington; July 14, 2017.

“Going Rogue: How to Attack the Breath Ticket on Your Own.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association, Olympia, Washington; June 19, 2017.

“Blood, Alcohol, Sweat, and Tears: Gas Chromatography 201” and “An Attorney’s Perspective on the Tox Interview (Blood Tests).” Presentations at Washington Defender Association Annual Conference, Taking Advocacy to the Next Level, Sun Mountain, Winthrop, Washington; April 27, 2017.

“Theory-Driven Investigation in Etoh DUIs.” Presentation at King County Department of Public Defense, Seattle, Washington; April 13, 2017.

“DUI Changes: Making the Most of the Good and Mitigating the Bad.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association Annual CLE, Defense Tune-Up, Spokane, Washington; November 4, 2016.

“Blood is the New Breath—Blood at Pretrial and Trial.” Presentation at Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Misdemeanor Go: Mobilizing Your Misdemeanor Defense, Seattle, Washington; October 14, 2016.

“Beyond Words: Beyond the Allegations, Beyond the ‘Negotiations’—Domestic Violence Cases.” Presentation at Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Seattle, Washington; April 2016.

“How to Try a Breath Test Case Without an Expert: Crossing in the Fast Lane!” Presentation at King County Department of Public Defense Annual Conference, Creating Harmony, Seattle, Washington; February 26, 2016.

“DUI Case Analysis & Pretrial Motions: Issue Spotting in the Five Phases of a DUI Stop” and “The Coming of the Draeger 9510 Days.” Presentations at Washington Defender Association Annual CLE, Spokane, Washington; November 6, 2015.

“Technician Cross-Examination in a Draeger Alcotest 9510 Trial.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association, Kennewick, Washington; 2015.

“Technician Cross-Examination in a Draeger Alcotest 9510 Trial.” Presentation at Eastern Washington DUI Defense Association, Spokane, Washington; 2015.

“DUI Misdemeanor Practice: Case Analysis & Motions.” Presentation at The Defender Association Division, King County Department of Public Defense, Seattle, Washington; September 17, 2015.

“What Exactly Does the Law Require to be Measured? The Measurand.” Presentation at the National College for DUI Defense, Science as Your Best Defense: Learning to Teach Judges and Juries the Science and Law of Blood and Breath Alcohol Testing, Phoenix, Arizona; November 14-15, 2014.

“Using a Defense Expert in Breath Test Cases.” Presentation at Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel, Tacoma, Washington; 2014.

“Experts—Theirs and Yours.” Presentation at Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ace the Case, Seattle, Washington; 2014.

“Cross Examining the Technician.” Presentation at Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice Annual CLE, Defending DUIs, Seatac, Washington; December 2014.

“Owning the Science with a Defense Expert in Breath Test Cases.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association Annual CLE, Defending Drug and Alcohol DUIs—Fighting the State’s Evidence, Spokane, Washington; November 2013.

“Pretext: It’s NOT Dead Yet! The Application of Arreola.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association, Webinar, Seattle, Washington; 2013.

“Defending Marijuana Offenses (Post-Initiative I-502).” Presentation at Washington Defender Association, Webinar, Seattle, Washington; 2013.

“DUI Trial Preparation.” Presentation at Washington State Office of Public Defense, Webinar, Seattle, Washington; 2013.

“DUI Pretrial Preparation.” Presentation at Washington State Office of Public Defense, Webinar, Seattle, Washington; 2013.

“The Essentials of Defending DUI and DOL Cases in Washington—Voir Dire and Opening Statements.” Presentation at Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, Washington; 2012.

“The DataMaster Machine.” Presentation at The Defender Association, Seattle, Washington; 2012.

“Name That Tech and Tox: The Prosecution’s Obligation to Identify Witnesses and What You Can Do About It.” Presentation at Washington Defender Association, DUI Strategies for Defense, Seattle, Washington; 2011.


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