Alcohol and Drugs: The Science and Limitations in Your Case


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

This presentation will provide an examination of biological testing for drugs and alcohol, the use of evidence in civil cases, including workplace matters, and whether the findings have limitations to determine impairment at the time of an incident.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Types of Testing and Limitations
•   Specimen Integrity
•   THC and Issues of Current Trends
•   Specimens and Proximate Cause of an Accident/Incident

Date / Time: August 27, 2021

•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
•   10:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
•   9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.

•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

Closed-captioning available

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Original Broadcast Date: August 27, 2021

Ronald E. Henson, PhD_Beron Consulting_myLawCLERonald E. Henson, PhD | Beron Consulting

Ronald E. Henson, PhD is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Beron Consulting, with offices in Illinois and Florida. Dr. Henson is an independent drug and alcohol testing consultant, providing drug and alcohol testing evaluations, research, and expert testimony. He has been qualified as an expert in field sobriety testing, drug and alcohol testing, physiology, and pharmacology in criminal, civil, military and employment law cases across the United States.

Dr. Henson has served as a police officer, police administrator, a police academy instructor supervising the alcohol testing program at the University of Illinois, a college professor at multiple institutions, and as a Dean of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. He has served on several advisory and research committees related to law enforcement and drug and alcohol testing using breath, blood, urine, saliva, hair, and field sobriety testing (for both drugs and alcohol). Clients have included fortune 500 companies, professional athletes (NBA & MLB), dignitaries, employee unions, and government entities.



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I. Types of Testing and Limitations | 12:00pm – 12:15pm
II. Specimen Integrity | 12:15pm – 12:30pm
III. THC and Issues of Current Trends | 12:30pm – 12:45pm
IV. Specimens and Proximate Cause of an Accident/Incident | 12:45pm – 1:00pm