49th Annual Criminal Law Seminar 2019

MCLE Credits: 7.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.5

Live on Site: Friday, February 1 / Charlottesville
  Friday, February 8 / Williamsburg
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 7.0 (Ethics: 1.5)
Live-Interactive Credit: 7.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Video on Site Options

Information

This year's topics include:

  • Recent Developments in Criminal Law and Procedure
  • The New Discovery Rules — Perspectives from the Bench, the Defense, and the Commonwealth
  • Memory on the Witness Stand: The Admissibility and Science of Eyewitness Testimony
  • Juvenile Law Explained: It Really is Easier than Understanding Your Teenager
  • Are You Appealing?
  • Ethics Update and Discussion

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

Now in its 49th 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 2019.

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 14 video replays offered statewide in March and April.
E-mail distance_ed@vacle.org to be notified when/if this program is made available as an online or USB seminar.
E-mail publications@vacle.org to be notified when/if this program's seminar materials are made available for sale.

Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:00 Late Registration and Exhibits
8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 Criminal Law Update
Professor Corinna B. Lain


Annual comprehensive review of developments in substantive and procedural criminal law.
10:00 Coffee Break
10:15 The New Discovery Rules — Perspectives from the Bench, the Defense, and the Commonwealth
Douglas A. Ramseur, Hon. Bryan L. Porter, Hon. Tyneka L.D. Flythe

After many years and several attempts, the Supreme Court passed new discovery rules. The panel will discuss the changes and impact on practitioners, prosecutors, and the court.
11:15 Memory on the Witness Stand: The Admissibility and Science of Eyewitness Testimony
Lori R. Van Wallendael, Ph.D., Seth C. Weston, Esq.

Research into eyewitness memory of events observed under stress has revealed significant reliability issues. Admissibility of expert witnesses to explain such issues, however, remains mostly premised on the belief that jurors can decide such issues without the assistance of expert testimony. Is it time to revisit the admissibility of expert witness testimony?
12:15 Luncheon Presentations:

Charlottesville: Chuck Rosnberg

Williamsburg: Hon. Rossie D. Alston

1:30 Juvenile Law Explained: It Really Is Easier than Understanding Your Teenager
Professor Julie E. McConnell, Olymphia Perkins

This session will cover transfer, intent to certify, and the serious offender statute–how these options actually work and why they exist. The serious offender statute gives judges wide latitude on review and is based on the idea that adolescents have the potential to be rehabilitated and the statute incentivizes working to do so while they are in DJJ. Also covered–what needs to be in the Order for
Commitment and the evidence-based changes that DJJ has made to the length-of-stay guidelines for non-serious offender commitments.
2:30 Are You Appealing?
Catherine French Zagurskie, Leah A. Darron

Appeals may be lost in the trial stage if one is not careful. Experienced appellate attorneys discuss and explain how to properly make and preserve objections during trial to lay the groundwork for the arguments on appeal.
3:30 Ethics Update and Discussion
Craig S. Cooley, Hon. Nathan R. Green

A well-respected defense attorney and prosecutor team up to provide ethics lessons and updates.
5:00 Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Faculty

FACULTY

Craig S. Cooley, Craig S. Cooley, LLC / Richmond
Leah A. Darron, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General / Richmond
The Honorable Tyneka L.D. Flythe, Judge, General District Court / Newport News
The Honorable Nathan R. Green, Commonwealth’s Attorney / Williamsburg
Corinna B. Lain, S.D. Roberts and Sandra Moore, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law / Richmond
Julie E. McConnell, Director, Children’s Defense Clinic, University of Richmond School of Law / Richmond
Olymphia Perkins, Director, Second District Court Service Unit / Virginia Beach
The Honorable Bryan L. Porter, Commonwealth’s Attorney / Alexandria
Douglas A. Ramseur, Capital Defender, Office of the Capital Defender Central Virginia / Richmond
Lori R. Van Wallendael, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Chair, University of North Carolina / Charlotte
Seth C. Weston, Law Office of Seth C. Weston, PLC / Roanoke
Catherine French Zagurskie, Chief Appellate Counsel, Virginia Indigent Defense Commission / Richmond

LUNCH SPEAKERS

Charlottesville:
Chuck Rosenberg, Crowell & Moring / Washington, D.C.

Williamsburg:
The Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia / Richmond

PROGRAM CHAIR AND MODERATOR

Seth C. Weston, Law Office of Seth C. Weston, PLC / Roanoke

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 18, 2019; 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 18, 2019, for the live programs, and until three business days before each video replay.

LIVE LOCATIONS AND DATES

Charlottesville / Friday, February 1, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton
990 Hilton Heights Road (Venue Website / Google Map)
(434) 973-2121

Williamsburg / Friday, February 8, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton
50 Kingsmill Road (Venue Website / Google Map)
(757) 220-2500


A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.


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 18, 2019, 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 49th Annual Criminal Law Seminar. Please direct all inquiries to Virginia CLE®: 105 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (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 18, 2019, 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:

  • By calling 800-222-8733, with reference group name VA State Bar 49th Annual Criminal Law Seminar.
  • Or for online reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Charlottesville:
    http://bit.ly/2019CLCville
    Or for online reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg:
    http://bit.ly/CLWB2019; Group Code VSB

The room block for both hotels will be released on January 18, 2019.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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