50th Annual Criminal Law Seminar 2020 (USB Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 7.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 7.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
VIDC Re-Certification Credit: 7.0 (VIDC Information)
Price: $359 - USB with electronic materials
$389 - USB plus printed materials (includes electronic materials)
Available Through: 02/28/2023


A pre-recorded video replay of the February 2020 live seminar, 50th Annual Criminal Law.

Topics covered include:

  • Recent Developments in substantive and procedural Criminal Law
  • Sexual Assault Cases: The Interplay Between Title IX Proceedings, Civil Litigation, and Criminal
  • Federal Criminal Practice Overview
  • Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
  • Ethical Issues with Standby Counsel
  • Ethical Issues for Criminal Attorneys

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

Now in its 50th 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 in-depth discussion on a number of timely topics of critical interest to criminal law practitioners in 2020.




Opening Remarks
Criminal Law Update
Professor Corinna B. Lain

Annual comprehensive review of developments in substantive and procedural Criminal Law.
Sexual Assault Cases: The Interplay Between Title IX Proceedings, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Prosecutions
Areshini Pather, Rhonda E. Quagliana

An experienced prosecutor and defense attorney specializing in these cases discuss how to identify issues and navigate your way through them.
Federal Criminal Practice Overview
Carolyn Grady, Matthew Miller

This presentation will cover the nuts and bolts of federal practice in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. The presenters will highlight differences from state court, including bond motions, discovery, guilty pleas, sentencing issues, and other substantive motions.

Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
Donald Goodman

An experienced prosecutor will cover forfeiture by wrongdoing including the current state of the law and its potential effect on witnesses and prosecutions.
Ethical Issues with Standby Counsel
Professor Erica Hashimoto, Hon. David W. Lannetti

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.
Political Pressure and High-Profile Prosecutions: A Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Perspective on the Ethical Issues That Arose in the Wake of the August 2017 Violence in Charlottesville
Hon. Joseph D. Platania

In this session, the Honorable Joseph Platania provides his perspective on the ethical issues that arose in the wake of the August 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Closing Remarks and Adjournment



Donald P. Goodman, III, Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office / Leesburg
Carolyn V. Grady, Federal Public Defender's Office / Richmond
Erica Hashimoto, Georgetown Law / Washington, DC
Corinna B. Lain, University of Richmond School of Law / Richmond
The Honorable David W. Lannetti, Norfolk Circuit Court / Norfolk
Matthew M. Miller, Assistant U.S. Attorney / Roanoke
Areshini Pather, Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney / Charlottesville
The Honorable Joseph D. Platania, Commonwealth's Attorney / Charlottesville
Rhonda E. Quagliana, MichieHamlett / Charlottesville


S. Eugene Fishel, IV, Office of the Attorney General / Richmond

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