Essentials of Jury Selection in Virginia

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, March 10, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, March 31, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 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
VIDC Re-Certification Credit: 2.0 (VIDC Information)
Registration Fee: $159

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Why Attend?

  • Review Virginia’s jury selection statutes
  • Receive an update on the courts’ approach to jury selection in Virginia
  • Pick up practical tips to improve your jury selection skills in criminal and civil cases
  • Discover questioning techniques, including the use of jury questionnaires; when it is appropriate to use one; and questions that should be included in criminal and civil cases

Jury selection is an important part of trial preparation. Trials are often won or lost during jury selection, and having the knowledge and skills to conduct proper voir dire of potential jurors can help you better serve your clients. The attorney who has a thorough understanding of the process and procedures of jury selection will be able to confidently represent both individuals and corporations.

This program will provide both experienced practitioners and new attorneys with an overview of Virginia’s laws governing jury selection and will highlight practical techniques for effective jury selection in both criminal and civil cases. Two of Virginia’s preeminent trial attorneys will discuss how to handle sensitive trial issues and when and what type of motions can be filed during voir dire. This seminar includes concise materials with sample motions that can be resourced long after the seminar.

 

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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
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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 (March 10) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Essentials of Jury Selection in Virginia
1:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 10:30 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 (March 31) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Essentials of Jury Selection in Virginia
1:00 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

FACULTY

Rhonda Quagliana, MichieHamlett / Charlottesville
M. Bryan Slaughter, MichieHamlett / Charlottesville

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Rhonda Quagliana, MichieHamlett / Charlottesville
Rhonda Quagliana received both her Ph.D. and law degrees from the University of Virginia and her undergraduate degree from Tulane University. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia School of Law where she teaches trial advocacy. Ms. Quagliana has lectured on a number of topics, including the effective use of voir dire in criminal trials, litigating death penalty cases, and the importance of pro-bono efforts by attorneys in their communities. Ms. Quagliana has authored materials on such subjects as the recovery of damages in Virginia courts and criminal procedure. Her general litigation practice includes an emphasis on complex civil and criminal cases. She represents clients in administrative matters including campus discipline and Title IX cases.

Bryan Slaughter, MichieHamlett / Charlottesville
Bryan Slaughter concentrates his practice on complex personal injury cases. His practice areas include products liability, cases involving traumatic brain injury, serious automobile and truck accidents, premises liability, and egregious medical malpractice. Mr. Slaughter is a member of the Virginia and West Virginia state bars. He practices throughout Virginia, and has also tried cases in North Carolina, New York, and West Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991, and the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1997. He is a vice-president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, where he has served on the Board of Governors since 2001. Mr. Slaughter is a member of the Boyd-Graves conference, a faculty member at the National Trial Advocacy College, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has lectured and written on various topics involving products liability and personal injury law. Mr. Slaughter is particularly interested in improving access to justice for those who cannot afford necessary legal services.

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