Gang Law and Trends in Virginia

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Thursday, April 11, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

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Why Attend?

  • Learn about trends in gang crimes
  • Explore complicated gang statutes and case law
  • Discover how to effectively deal with and establish a relationship with a client who is a gang member
  • Consider strategy based on real cases

Certain gangs are always in the headlines nowadays, but there are many different kinds of gangs across the state that vary greatly by region. They range from international-based street gangs to traditional territorial gangs to motorcycle gangs, as well as local and hybrid gangs. Meanwhile, gang laws are complicated by First Amendment considerations such as the freedom of association and freedom of assembly.

Please join us to learn about general gang trends, as well as trends within specific gangs. Hear from an experienced prosecutor and defense attorney on the front lines of gang cases. Explore different strategies for these types of cases based on real world examples, and come away with a better understanding of the world of gangs and the legal framework in which their criminal cases are litigated.

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (April 11) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Gang Law and Trends in Virginia
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (May 3) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Gang Law and Trends in Virginia
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Manuel E. Leiva, The Leiva Law Firm, P.L.C. / Fairfax

Manuel E. Leiva received both his undergraduate degree and J.D. from American University. After law school, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in Fairfax County before joining a litigation law firm. Since entering practice, Mr. Leiva has handled all types of gang-related cases ranging from aggravated malicious wounding by mob, gang participation/recruitment, and murder.  He has handled several RICO murder cases in the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia involving members of MS-13. Mr. Leiva is a past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia, is a former board member on the Virginia State Bar's Criminal Law Section, served on the Virginia Indigent Commission's Criminal Discovery Reform Task Force, is a former board member on the Virginia State Bar's Diversity Conference, served on the Virginia Bar Association's Professionalism committee, and has served on various judicial screening committees. 

D. Bradley Marshall, Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney's Office / Manassas

Bradley Marshall has served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Prince William County since 2009, where he specializes in prosecuting criminal street gang cases, violent crimes, firearms offenses, and mental health–related cases.  He is the president of the Prince William County Bar Association, having served on its Board of Directors for two years prior.  He is also in his second term on the Board of the PWC Bar Foundation, and is the chairman of the Community Criminal Justice Board.  Mr. Marshall is heavily involved in criminal justice reform at the local and state level, serving on the local Evidence-Based Decision Making Policy Committee, is a member of the local DIVERT Committee on the mentally ill in the criminal justice system, and helped establish and implement PWC's Mental Health Docket.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and his juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University.  Mr. Marshall is a graduate of Leadership Prince William, received the Potomac Local Forty Under 40 Award in 2014, received the County Executive Award for 2015, was named to the inaugural class of Virginia Lawyers Weekly's "Up and Coming Lawyers" in 2016, and was named the 2017 Pro Bono/Volunteer Attorney of the Year by the PWC Bar Association.

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