49th Annual Criminal Law Seminar 2019

MCLE Credits: 7.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.5

Video on Site: Tuesday, March 26 / Alexandria, Charlottesville, Danville, Hampton, Richmond
  Wednesday, March 27 / Roanoke, Winchester
  Friday, March 29 / Lynchburg
  Monday, April 29 / Fredericksburg
  Tuesday, April 30 / Abingdon, 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 - 4:45 p.m.)
MCLE Credit: 7.0 (Ethics: 1.5; GAL Child: 1.0; VIDC Recertification Credit: 7.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Live on Site: February 1 in Charlottesville and February 8 in Williamsburg

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

GAL for Children Continuing Credit Hours: 1.0

GAL Information


VIDC Recertification Credit:
7.0

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.

 

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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.

8:15 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)

DISCOUNT REGISTRATIONS

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

*Available until January 18, 2019, 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 30)
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 26)

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

Charlottesville: (March 26)

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

Danville: (March 26)

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

Fredericksburg: (April 29)
Courtyard Marriott Fredericksburg Historic District
620 Caroline Street (Venue Website / Google Map)
(540) 373-8300

Hampton: (March 26)

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

Lynchburg: (March 29)
Holiday Inn Select
601 Main Street (Venue Website / Google Map)
(434) 528-2500

Norfolk: (April 30)
SpringHill Suites Norfolk—Virginia Beach
6350 Newtown Road (Venue Website / Google Map)
(757) 333-3100

Richmond: (March 26, April 30)

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 27, April 30)

Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 North Jefferson Street (Venue Website / Google Map)
(540) 767-6161 (Validated parking is available in the Gainsboro Garage only, which is on Center Avenue and adjacent to the RHEC.  Please bring the parking ticket that you receive at the gate to the Virginia CLE staff member for validation.)

Tysons: (April 30)

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 27)
Wingate by Wyndham Hotel Winchester
150 Wingate Drive (Venue Website / Google Map)
(540) 678-4283


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


Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with 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 to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

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.

Printed Materials: You still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.

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.

After 5:00 p.m. three business days before the seminar, only the registration options that include printed materials will be available.


Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $60.00 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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