Kansas Municipal Courts

April 16, 2020


Municipal Judges: Earn CLE/CJE credit through webinars


Earn up to 3 hours of continuing legal education or continuing judicial education credit by attending two webinars Monday, April 27. 


Judge Neil Axel agreed to offer his sessions via webinar after we canceled the 2020 Municipal Judges Conference. The National Judicial College will conduct the webinars with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Axel has been an associate judge of the District Court of Maryland since 1997. His jurisdiction includes criminal misdemeanors, traffic, and alcohol-related offenses. He served 15 years on the board of directors of Maryland’s Judicial College overseeing and developing judicial education.

Register for the webinars


A registration link follows each course description. You will receive confirmation of your enrollment.


  • You cannot earn CLE/CJE credit for call-in participation.
  • During the webinars, you must respond to prompts to verify your participation.

Webinar 1: The Legalization of Marijuana and its Impact on Traffic Cases

1.5 CLE/CJE hours

10:30–11:45 a.m.


April 27

Course description

Judges have seen an increase in drug-impaired driving cases following the trend to decriminalize and legalize the possession and use of recreational and medical marijuana. 

Axel will talk about trends in marijuana use, the impact on driving, and issues in adjudicating impaired driving cases. 


This course will help you:

  • identify trends in marijuana use that affect you and your court;
  • recognize the impact of marijuana use on traffic cases; and
  • rule on various issues that may arise in impaired driving cases.
Register for Webinar 1

Webinar 2: Search and Seizure in Impaired Driving Cases: It All Begins With a Stop 

1.5 CLE/CJE hours

1–2:15 p.m.


April 27

Course description

Evidence admitted in an impaired driving case must be obtained during a constitutionally lawful traffic stop. 

Axel will discuss:

  • the lawfulness of traffic stops under the Fourth Amendment;
  • challenges to the admissibility of blood and breath testing; and
  • recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions and their impact on traffic and impaired driving cases. 

This course will help you identify, analyze, and rule on Fourth Amendment issues in impaired driving cases.

Register for Webinar 2


Denise Kilwein
education director

Van Printy
education specialist


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