46th Annual Criminal Law Seminar 2016

MCLE Credits: 6.5
Ethics Credits Included: 1.5

Live on Site: Friday, February 5 / Williamsburg
  Friday, February 12 / Charlottesville - SOLD OUT
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 6.5 (Ethics: 1.5)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.5 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Video on Site Options

Information

This years topics include:

  • Recent Developments in Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Ethical Issues in the Practice of Criminal Law
  • Overview of Recent Changes to Technology and Privacy Laws
  • Panel on Constitutional and Fourth Amendment Issues
  • Everybody Get Out of Jail Eventually: Sentencing Advocacy Panel

The Charlottesville offering of this program has sold out.

Sponsored by Virginia CLE® in cooperation with the Section on Criminal Law Virginia State Bar

Now in its 46th year, this highly acclaimed annual event always begins with a comprehensive review of developments in substantive and procedural criminal law in the past year. You'll also receive tips straight from the Bench and in-depth discussion on a number of timely topics of critical interest to criminal law practitioners in 2016.

Always well-attended, the seminar provides a wonderful opportunity to network and make valuable contacts within the Virginia criminal law community.

 

Can't Attend?
Attend one of the 16 video replays offered statewide in March and April.
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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:00 Late Registration and Exhibits
8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
Prof. Ronald J. Bacigal

Back once again by popular demand, the annual comprehensive review of developments in substantive and procedural criminal law.
9:30 Coffee Break
9:45 ETHICS ROCKS: ETHICAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL LAW PRACTICE
Paulo E. Franco, James M. McCauley

Ethics by day, musicians by night. This presentation will introduce a new format for teaching ethics. Your presenters will cover various ethics issues by introducing them through popular songs that they will perform “live,” including “Fifty Ways to Lose Your License” and “I Fought the Bar and the Bar Won.” Topics covered include ethical issues that arise from: lawyers leaving law firms, use of social media, client and witness perjury, fees, liens and billing clients, and mishandling client funds.
11:00 BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU (SORT OF): OVERVIEW OF RECENT CHANGES TO TECHNOLOGY & PRIVACY LAWS
Gene Fishel, Thomas K. Johnstone IV

This presentation will highlight current laws addressing law enforcement’s use of technology in criminal investigations, as well as procedural tools used in such investigations. Presenters will also discuss recent changes to laws that affect individual privacy, including the use of license plate readers and drones.
12:15 Luncheon Presentations

Charlottesville:
Timothy J. Longo, Sr., Police Chief, City of Charlottesville

Williamsburg:                                  
The Honorable Brian J. Moran, Secretary for Public Safety and Homeland Security
1:30

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES: PANEL ON CONSTITUTIONAL AND FOURTH AMENDMENT ISSUES
Hon. Michael R. Doucette, Lieutenant Robert C. Holland, Christopher R. K. Leibig, Prof. Corinna Lain (moderator)

In the wake of the Jones decision, the panelists will discuss the application of an 18th century Constitution to 21st century electronic surveillance and other technologies.

2:45 EVERYBODY GETS OUT OF JAIL EVENTUALLY: SENTENCING ADVOCACY PANEL

Williamsburg:
Peter D. Greenspun and Hon. Margaret P. Spencer
Charlottesville: Alexander N. Levay, Jr. and Hon. Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi
Both Locations: Hon. Michael N. Herring, Leslie Weisman, LCSW, and Lisa K. Caruso (moderator)

What are the practical applications of current criminal justice reform policies, and how do prosecutors and defense attorneys each get what they want at a sentencing hearing?
5:00 Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Faculty

FACULTY

Professor Ronald J. Bacigal, T.C. Williams School of Law / University of Richmond
Lisa K. Caruso, Esq., Stevens Caruso / Woodbridge
The Honorable Michael R. Doucette, Commonwealth's Attorney / Lynchburg
Gene Fishel, Esq., Chief, Computer Crimes Section, Office of the Attorney General of Virginia / Richmond
Paulo E. Franco, Esq., Assistant Bar Counsel, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
Peter D. Greenspun, Esq., Greenspun Shapiro, PC / Fairfax
The Honorable Michael N. Herring, Commonwealth’s Attorney / Richmond
Lieutenant Robert C. Holland, Virginia State Police, Bureau of Administrative and Support Services, Training Division / Richmond
Thomas K. Johnstone IV, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Computer Crimes Section, Office of the Attorney General of Virginia / Richmond
Professor Corinna B. Lain, T.C. Williams School of Law / University of Richmond
Alexander N. Levay, Jr., Esq., Alex Levay, Attorney, PLLC / Leesburg
Christopher R. K. Leibig, Esq., Law Office of Christopher Leibig / Alexandria
James M. McCauley, Esq., Ethics Counsel, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
The Honorable Margaret P. Spencer (Ret.), Retired Judge / Richmond
The Honorable Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi, Chief Judge, Roanoke County General District Court / Salem
Leslie J. Weisman, LCSW, Client Services Entry Bureau Chief, Arlington Community Services Board, Crisis Intervention Center / Arlington


PROGRAM CHAIR AND MODERATOR

Colette Wallace McEachin, Esq., Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney / Richmond

Locations, Dates and Fees

PREREGISTRATION FEES (All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

  • $150 Registration Fee (includes printed materials) Member, VSB CR Section
  • $170 Registration Fee (includes printed materials) Non-member, VSB CR Section
  • $185 Late Registration Fee (includes printed materials) (registrations for live locations postmarked, phoned, or faxed after January 22, 2016; video registrations not received by 5:00 p.m. the day before the program; and all walk-in registrations)
  • Judicial Member (Fee Waived)
  • $25 Luncheon Fee for Judges and CLE Coupon Registrants per location (payable only if attending luncheon)

DISCOUNT REGISTRATIONS

  • $120* Member, VSB CR Section (e-book materials only)
  • $140* Non-member, VSB CR Section (e-book materials only)

CLE coupons do not include lunch.

*Available until January 22, 2016, for the live programs, and until three business days before each video replay.

LIVE LOCATIONS AND DATES

Williamsburg / Friday, February 5, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton
50 Kingsmill Road (Venue Website / Google Map)
(757) 220-2500

Charlottesville / Friday, February 12, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton
990 Hilton Heights Road (Venue Website / Google Map)
(434) 973-2121


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SPECIAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION: Make your check payable to Virginia CLE® and mail it with your registration form to Virginia CLE®. Only credit card registrations will be accepted by fax, telephone or via the Internet. No confirmation will be sent; your check or credit card statement is your receipt. Programs will be conducted in a smoke-free environment. If you have a disability that requires special accommodations, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date. In the event of extreme weather, transfers to alternate programs may be allowed. A final decision on transfers due to weather will not be made until the morning of the program. Please direct all inquiries to Virginia CLE®.

DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK SEMINAR MATERIALS: ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use. When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address that Virginia CLE® can use to distribute the e-book materials. Discount Available: If you choose to forgo receiving printed materials and receive only the downloadable e-book, you will receive a discounted registration fee (see the registration fee options). Registrants who elect this option will receive a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES FOR DISCOUNTED FEE OPTIONS: To have the option to register for a discounted fee AND to receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar, your live program registration must be received no later than January 22, 2016, or your video replay registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar. After these dates, the discounted e-book-only registration options will NOT be available. Virginia CLE® will e-mail you a link to the downloadable e-book materials two business days before the seminar. Once you download the materials, you can review them and print the portions you want to bring with you to the seminar.

CANCELLATIONS / TRANSFERS/REFUNDS: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY PRIOR TO the seminar. NOTE: Following receipt of the e-book link from Virginia CLE®, registrants will incur a $60.00 materials fee if they cancel or transfer to a seminar other than the 46th Annual Criminal Law Seminar. Please direct all inquiries to Virginia CLE®: P.O. Box 4468, Charlottesville, VA 22905 (1-800-979-8253, Fax: 434-979-3147).

LATE REGISTRATION / SPACE LIMITED: An increased registration fee will apply to live program registrations postmarked, phoned, or faxed after January 22, 2016, and to walk-in registrations (see registration fee options for details). Space is limited to 200 registrants in Charlottesville and 600 registrants in Williamsburg. All registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; early advance registration is strongly urged. Walk-in registration cannot be guaranteed.

AUXILIARY SEATING / WILLIAMSBURG LOCATION: Once capacity seating of 500 in the main auditorium is reached at the Williamsburg location, auxiliary seating for 100 additional registrants will be provided in a room adjacent to the main auditorium, using closed circuit TV. Seating in the main auditorium will be based on the date your payment and registration are received.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms for the nights prior to the live programs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservation requests will be handled by the hotels directly:

The room block for both hotels will be released on January 22, 2016.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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