47th Annual Criminal Law Seminar 2017

MCLE Credits: 6.5
Ethics Credits Included: 1.5 (GAL Child: 1.0)

Video on Site: Wednesday, March 22 / Alexandria, Charlottesville, Danville, Hampton, Richmond, Roanoke
  Thursday, March 23 / Lynchburg, Norfolk, Winchester
  Wednesday, April 26 / Abingdon, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Tysons
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; GAL Child: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Live on Site: February 3 in Williamsburg and February 10 in Charlottesville

Information

This years topics include:

  • Recent Developments in Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Should YOU Be Committed if You Do Not Have a Mental Health Docket?
  • Evidence-Based Practices: Buzzword or Useful Tool?
  • Are You Smarter Than a 3L: Ethical Issues in Criminal Defense
  • What You Need to Know About the Transformation of Virginia's Juvenile Justice System
  • Lab Notes: Department of Forensic Science Update

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

GAL for Children Continuing Education Credit Hours: 1.0
GAL Information

 

Now in its 47th 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 and in-depth discussion on a number of timely topics of critical interest to criminal law practitioners in 2017.

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

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.

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

Last chance to hear Prof. Bacigal’s annual comprehensive review of developments in substantive and procedural criminal law.
9:30 Coffee Break
9:45 Should YOU Be Committed if You Do Not Have a Mental Health Docket?
Hon. William E. Jarvis, D. Bradley Marshall, Rita M. Romano

Mental health issues in the criminal justice system are an inescapable problem. Jurisdictions are facing increased pressure to adequately identify, evaluate, and treat mental illness before criminal culpability can be determined. This portion of the program addresses one jurisdiction’s attempt to address these issues through the formation of a mental health (divert) docket.
10:45 Evidence-Based Practices: Buzzword or Useful Tool?
Kristina Bryant, Wendy L. Goodman, Patricia L. Smith
Elizabeth P. Murtagh (Moderator)

A discussion on the efficacy and value of making decisions within the criminal justice system, based on collected empirical evidence and data that would affect the way the system handles non-violent offenders and offenders with mental health and/or substance abuse issues at both the pretrial and post-trial stages, with the goal of reducing recidivism.
12:15 Lunch Recess
1:30 Are You Smarter Than a 3L: Ethical Issues in Criminal Defense
Devika E. Davis, Tracy E. Paner

This discussion will present factual scenarios and ask the participants to suggest what course of action the Rules of Professional Responsibility dictate.

2:45 What You Need to Know About the Transformation of Virginia’s Juvenile Justice System
Andrew K. Block, Jr., Prof. Julie E. McConnell

This session will discuss the many reforms that are part of the Department of Juvenile Justice’s Transformation, and the implications of these changes for legal representation in delinquency proceedings.

3:45 Lab Notes: Department of Forensic Science Update
Amy M. Curtis

Recent developments in forensic science, departmental policies, and laboratory capabilities for the Commonwealth.
4:45 Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Faculty

FACULTY

Professor Ronald J. Bacigal, T.C. Williams School of Law / University of Richmond
Andrew K. Block, Jr., Esq., Director, Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice / Richmond
Kristina Bryant, Assistant Director, Chesterfield Community Corrections / Chesterfield
Amy M. Curtis, Esq., Department Counsel, Virginia Department of Forensic Science / Richmond
Devika E. Davis, Esq., Devika E. Davis, P.C. / Richmond
Wendy L. Goodman, Administrator of Case Management, & Program Infrastructure Reentry and Programs Division, Virginia Department of Corrections / Richmond
The Honorable William E. Jarvis, Chief Judge, Prince William General District Court / Manassas
Professor Julie E. McConnell, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Children’s Defense Clinic, University of Richmond School of Law / Richmond
D. Bradley Marshall, Esq., Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Prince William County / Manassas
Elizabeth P. Murtagh, Esq., Public Defender for Albemarle/Charlottesville / Charlottesville
Tracy E. Paner, Esq., Public Defender for the City of Richmond / Richmond
Rita M. Romano, Emergency Services Division Manager, Prince William County Community Services / Manassas
Patricia L. Smith, Executive Director of Offender Aid and Restoration and Jefferson Area Community Corrections / Charlottesville

PROGRAM CHAIR AND MODERATOR

Timothy J. Heaphy, Esq., Hunton & Williams LLP / Washington, DC

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 20, 2017; video 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 January 20, 2017, for the live programs, and 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 22)

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

Charlottesville: (March 22)

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

Danville: (March 22)

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

Fredericksburg: (April 26)
Courtyard Marriott Fredericksburg Historic District
620 Caroline Street (Venue Website / Google Map)
(540) 373-8300

Hampton: (March 22)

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 23)
Holiday Inn Select
601 Main Street (Venue Website / Google Map)
(434) 528-2500

Norfolk: (March 23, April 26)
SpringHill Suites Norfolk—Virginia Beach
6350 Newtown Road (Venue Website / Google Map)
(757) 333-3100

Richmond: (March 22, 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.–5:15 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.)

Roanoke: (March 22, 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: (April 26)

Courtyard Marriott
1960-A Chain Bridge Road (entrance to hotel on Greensboro Drive; free parking in hotel garage) (Venue Website / Google Map)
(703) 790-0207

Winchester: (March 23)
Wingate by Wyndham Hotel Winchester
150 Wingate Drive (Venue Website / Google Map)
(540) 678-4283


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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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REGISTRATION DEADLINES

To receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar AND register for the lower fee, your registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar. A link to the downloadable e-book materials will be e-mailed to you 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.

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