46th Annual Criminal Law Seminar 2016

MCLE Credits: 6.5
Ethics Credits Included: 1.5

Video on Site: Tuesday, March 29 / Alexandria, Charlottesville, Danville, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke
  Wednesday, March 30 / Hampton, Winchester
  Thursday, March 31 / Lynchburg
  Tuesday, April 26 / Abingdon, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Tysons Corner
Registration: 8:00 a.m. (Richmond location: 8:30 a.m.)
Program: 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Richmond location: 9:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m.)
MCLE Credit: 6.5 (Ethics: 1.5)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
This is a video replay of a live program held in February 2016.

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

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.

 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

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.
10:45 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 Lunch Recess
1:15 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.

2:30 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?

4:45 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 not received by 5:00 p.m. the day before the program; and all walk-in registrations)
  • Judicial Member (Fee Waived)

DISCOUNT REGISTRATIONS

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

*Available until three business days before each video replay.

VIDEO LOCATIONS AND DATES
Videotape replays run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m (except in Richmond, where the program will begin at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.). There is a scheduled lunch recess that does not include a speaker. Afternoon session will reconvene at 1:15 p.m.

Schedule Notice: The amount of time allocated to each subject and, occasionally, the order of topics may vary from the published schedule. If you are interested in attending a specific portion of a videotape replay, please contact Virginia CLE® several days prior to the seminar for schedule times (1-800-979-8253).

Abingdon: (April 26)
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, on the Campus of Virginia Highlands Community College (I-81 exit 14)
1 Partnership Circle (Venue Website / Google Map)
(276) 619-4300

Alexandria: (March 29)

Courtyard Marriott Alexandria Old Town / Southwest
2700 Eisenhower Ave. (Venue WebsiteGoogle Map
(703) 329-2323

Charlottesville: (March 29)

The Virginia CLE® Building
105 Whitewood Road (Venue Website / Google Map)
(800) 979-8253

Danville: (March 29)

The Institute Conference Center
150 Slayton Avenue (Venue Website / Google Map)
(434) 766-6777

Fredericksburg: (April 26)
Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center (formerly the Holiday Inn Select)
2801 Plank Road (Venue Website / Google Map)
(540) 786-8321

Hampton: (March 30)

Old Dominion University's Peninsula Center, Peninsula Workforce Development Center, Second Floor
600 Butler Farm Road, next to the TNCC Campus (Venue Website / Google Map)
(757) 766-5200

Harrisonburg: (April 26)

Courtyard by Marriott
1890 Evelyn Byrd Avenue (Venue Website / Google Map)
(540) 432-3031

Lynchburg: (March 31)
Holiday Inn Select
601 Main Street (Venue Website / Google Map)
(434) 528-2500

Norfolk: (March 29, April 26)
SpringHill Suites Norfolk—Virginia Beach
6350 Newtown Road (Venue Website / Google Map)
(757) 333-3100

Richmond: (March 29, April 26)

UVA Richmond Regional Center
2810 N. Parham Road, Suite 300, Third Floor (Venue Website / Google Map)
(804) 662-7464 (Parking available only in spots not marked “Visitor Parking”) (Please note that the Richmond video replay will run 9:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.)

Roanoke: (March 29, April 26)

Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 North Jefferson Street (Venue Website / Google Map)
(540) 767-6161
(Parking validated for parking deck adjacent to center only)

Tysons Corner: (April 26)

Hilton Garden Inn Tysons Corner
8301 Boone Blvd. (Vienna) (Venue Website / Google Map)
(703) 760-9777

Winchester: (March 30)
Wingate by Wyndham Hotel Winchester
150 Wingate Drive (Venue Website / Google Map)
(540) 678-4283


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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.

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Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

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