Criminal Pretrial Proceedings and Motions in Virginia

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, July 21, 11:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET
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Thursday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $199

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Why Attend?

  • Review some of the most common pretrial motions
  • Discuss effectiveness of pretrial motions
  • Discover how to use pretrial motions strategically

Pretrial motions are often necessary to protect your client’s constitutional rights and can be pivotal in the outcome of a criminal case. Of interest both to those new to the practice of criminal defense and to seasoned practitioners, this program will provide a review of how to evaluate the facts of a criminal cases to determine if pretrial motions are appropriate.

This 3-hour seminar—presented by two experienced criminal defense attorneys—will discuss the strategy and effectiveness of pretrial motions. They will review when and if you should file pretrial motions. The speakers also will discuss the following most common pretrial motions:

  • Competency and Insanity
  • Confrontation
  • Jurisdiction
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Motions to Suppress
  • Motions in Limine
  • Motions to Change Venue

The seminar materials will include sample motions.

 

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Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
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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 (July 21) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Criminal Pretrial Proceedings and Motions in Virginia
2:15 Adjourn
  • 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 (July 30) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Criminal Pretrial Proceedings and Motions in Virginia
2:15 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

David M. Lee, Newport News Public Defender / Newport News
Corinne J. Magee, The Magee Law Firm, PLLC / McLean

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

David M. Lee, Newport News Public Defender / Newport News

David M. Lee earned his B.A. from Colgate University in 1987, his J.D. from William and Mary in 1994, and went into practice as a criminal defense attorney shortly thereafter. Following his term as president of the Williamsburg Bar Association, he developed his teaching skills coaching the Jamestown High School Mock Trial Team, turning a group of (predominantly) young women into fearsome warriors. Over the course of four years his teams won the state championship on two occasions and his students earned Best Attorney awards on two others. He served on the VACDL Board from 2007-2013 and served as President in 2012. He joined the Indigent Defense Commission in 2013 and presently manages the Juvenile trial team in Newport News, where he specializes in mandatory life cases. He has previously taught MCLE-approved classes on Brady and exculpatory evidence as well as legal tools for pretrial investigations.

Corinne J. Magee, The Magee Law Firm, PLLC / McLean

A native Minnesotan and undergraduate of the University of Minnesota, Corinne Magee came to the Washington, DC, area in 1972 to work for Congressman William Frenzel. She later worked as Research Director of the Legislature of Michigan’s Washington, DC, Office, where her primary responsibility was to coordinate federal and state legislation.

In 1979 Ms. Magee graduated with honors from the National Law Center at the George Washington University. She and her husband then moved back to his native state of Rhode Island, where she worked as a staff attorney for the Rhode Island Supreme Court, reviewing cases and preparing pre-hearing memoranda for the justices.

In 1981 Ms. Magee and her husband returned to Northern Virginia, where she became an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fairfax County.  In 1987 she left the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and went into solo practice, focusing on criminal defense.  In 2003 she and her husband created the Magee Law Firm in McLean, Virginia, where she is a principal.

Ms. Magee is an active member of the Fairfax County Bar Association, where she previously chaired the Criminal Practice Section for twelve years, and has been actively involved in the 8th grade court tours program from its inception. She has written several mock trial scripts. She is past-president of the McLean Bar Association and of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL), and serves on the board of directors of both organizations.  She regularly teaches continuing legal education (CLE) courses for the Fairfax Bar Association, VACDL, The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), Virginia CLE®, and the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, where she has taught “Trial of Adult Misdemeanors” for the Court-Appointed Certification Course for the first several years after its creation.  Ms. Magee has also taught CLE courses for a number of other bar associations and organizations. In 2007 Ms. Magee was recognized as one of Virginia's Leaders in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. She has also been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer and a Top Lawyer in Virginia. Ms. Magee has authored an article, "When Juries Punish Too Much; Virginia's Sentencing System Scares Criminal Defendants Away From Trial," 27 Legal Times 27 (March 22, 2004), has written the Fairfax Criminal Practice Manual (2006), distributed by the Fairfax Bar Association, and is in the process of updating that publication. She is also co-editor of the Virginia CLE® publication Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia.

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