The Inaugural Civil Rights Law Institute at Monticello

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Wednesday, September 29, 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET
(Optional Tours, Reception, and Dinner
)

Thursday, September 30, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
(Live-on-Site CLE at Monticello)

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Thursday, September 30, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0) Pending
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 Pending (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fees: September 29 and 30: Live-on Site CLE plus optional
September 29 activities: $520 (Non-Discountable)
September 30 Only: Live-on-Site CLE:
$395 (Non-Discountable)
September 30 Only: Webcast CLE:
$325 (Discountable)

Information

Why Attend?

  • Explore timely topics within the complex field of civil rights and police misconduct
  • Learn from and connect with expert faculty from across the Commonwealth and nation
  • Understand historical perspectives and legal precedents regarding the nature and purpose of policing
  • Hear speakers from UVA, VCU, and Liberty discuss police power on university campuses
  • Understand the law of excessive force and legal remedies – learn to make winning arguments as they relate to the disproportionate impact on people of color
  • Examine legal and practical ramifications of new legislation designed to curtail police abuses
  • Enjoy a truly unique CLE experience presented at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
  • For an additional $125 fee ($520 total), you are entitled to enjoy September 29's optional tours, dinner, and cocktail reception

While we encourage registrants to join us at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello for this one-of-a-kind Experience CLE event, you have the option to attend virtually via webcast.


Policing is one of the most important civil rights issues facing our Commonwealth and nation today. It is crucial for lawyers to understand sensitive and complex topics such as police power on university campuses, litigating police misconduct cases, the law of excessive force, and legislation curtailing police abuses. Recognizing historical perspectives and staying up to date in this field are also important for lawyers handling civil rights and police misconduct cases.

To shed light on these issues, Virginia CLE® has partnered with The Virginia Bar Association, The Old Dominion Bar Association, and founding members from the Virginia State Bar's Diversity Conference to present the Inaugural Civil Rights Law Institute at Monticello.

This timely new program will focus on what we're calling the Law of Order and will explore the topic of police misconduct.

A world-class group of experts from various fields will review the subtleties of the laws surrounding civil rights and the latest developments in this field. Our spectacular group of panelists and moderators includes Roger Gregory, Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; University of Virginia School of Law Dean Risa Goluboff; and Associate Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina Seth W. Stoughton, who was a key witness in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd. They will be joined by leading attorneys and scholars, key players in law enforcement and government, college administrators, journalists, historians, directors of civil rights organizations, and more.

This first-of-its-kind institute will equip attendees with the information you need to know to understand police misconduct from a law practice perspective and from a societal perspective. As we in Virginia pride ourselves on being Citizen Lawyers, this could well be one of the most important seminars and events you've seen in your careers.

Optional tours, cocktail reception, and dinner at Montalto will be offered the evening before the full-day program on September 30.

This is an excellent opportunity to gather once againwhether in person or virtuallythough of course we hope you can and will join us in September at historic Montalto, overlooking Monticello as we address one of the most pressing issues facing our nation today.

COVID-19 POLICY

As we transition toward life as it was pre-pandemic, for the time being, and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of attendees, the live-on-site option will be available only to registrants who have been fully vaccinated and who provide proof by Friday, September 24. After registering for the live-on-site option, please email a copy of your vaccination card to tmoore@virginialawfoundation.org. As time goes on we hope to be able to transition back to how things were pre-pandemic in all ways, but at this point we hope you understand our need to balance the very important need for your fellow attendees, faculty, and staff to feel safe, and for us at this to time require what we hope you will agree is a prudent step so we can do our best to ensure that safety is and always will be our number one concern.

This information will only be used to ensure entry for this program and no sensitive information will be saved or shared. You MUST email your vaccination card by Friday, September 24 to attend the live-on-site program. Registrants who cannot provide proof of vaccination will not be permitted to attend the live-on-site seminar and will be invited to enroll in the webcast format. Face masks are encouraged for all attendees.

Questions or concerns regarding Virginia CLE's COVID-19 policy for this event may be directed to tmoore@virginialawfoundation.org. Please visit this page routinely for updates regarding this policy as the program date approaches. Once again, we appreciate your understanding and cooperation and we look forward to seeing you in September!

Want to attend but not seeking MCLE credit? Contact Deanna McGlothlin at deanna.mcglothlin@vacle.org to request a discounted registration fee.

The live-on-site option for this program is NOT eligible for discounts.
The webcast option for this program IS eligible for discounts.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact Katie Arata at karata@vacle.org for more information.

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PARKING / DIRECTIONS

Please park at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, where shuttles will depart for all conference events. The GPS address is 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

For your convenience, Virginia CLE has secured two room blocks for hotels near Monticello:

Option 1: Hyatt Place
2100 Bond Street, Charlottesville

This room block is in the name of Virginia Law Foundation/VA CLE. The rate is $139.00 per night, plus taxes. The room block expires on 8/29/21.

Option 2: Hilton Garden Inn
1793 Richmond Road, Charlottesville

This room block is in the name of VA Law Foundation. The room block code is: VLF. The room rate is $159.00 per night, plus taxes. The room block expires on 8/15/21.

These room blocks may fill fast so we encourage you to act now if you are interested in booking either room block option. Furthermore, as Charlottesville is a popular destination city, we also recommend the following accommodations:

Boar’s Head Inn
Quirk Hotel Charlottesville
The Graduate
The Draftsman
Residence Inn Downtown Charlottesville
Omni Charlottesville

 

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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.
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on September 24, when proof of vaccination is due to tmoore@virginialawfoundation.org.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $90 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 (Eastern Time)
(Subject to Change)

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021: Optional Activities at Monticello

3:30 - 6:30   Registration Open
3:30 Optional Tours of Monticello
5:00 Cocktail Reception, Montalto Terrace (Shuttles will depart the Visitor Center for Montalto beginning at 4:45 p.m.)
6:30 Dinner, Tent on the Grounds of Montalto (Featuring Bill Barker, Veteran Thomas Jefferson Interpreter)

Thursday, September 30, 2021: Handling and Litigating Police Misconduct Cases (Current schedule below contains 6 hours of CLE credit; lunch topic not included)

8:00 Registration, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello ( Shuttles will depart the Visitor Center for Montalto beginning at 8:00 a.m.)
8:30 Light Breakfast, Montalto Dining Room
9:00 Introduction and Welcome, Montalto Conservatory

Ray White, Executive Director, Virginia Law Foundation
9:15 Opening Remarks

Leslie Greene Bowman, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation
9:30 Drawing Upon Historical Perspectives and Precedents Regarding Laws and Legislative Intent on the Nature and Purpose of Policing to Build Winning Arguments

Dr. Sally Hadden, Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at Western Michigan
Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University


Moderator/Participant:
The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

11:30 Break, Montalto Dining Room
11:45 Police Power on University Campuses: Lessons Learned in Charlottesville

Roscoe Roberts, Esq., Former Chief Counsel for the University of Virginia, past Senior Assistant Attorney General of Virginia
John Venuti, Associate Vice President for Public Safety VCU and VCU Health System and Chief of VCU Police
Joseph Martins, Interim Dean Liberty University School of Law, Professor of Law, Director of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic

Moderator: Rudene Mercer Haynes, Partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

12:45 Lunch, Tent on the Grounds of Montalto
1:30 The Law of Excessive Force and Legal Remedies: Building Winning Arguments as They Relate to the Disproportionate Impact on People of Color

Mary Bauer, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia
Julie McConnell, Director of the Children’s Defense Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Richmond
Juval Scott, Public Defender for the Western District of Virginia
Professor Seth W. Stoughton, Associate Professor of Law, Associate (Affiliate) of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina

Moderator/Participant: Dean Risa Goluboff, Dean of the University of Virginia School of Law

3:00 Break, Montalto Dining Room
3:15 Legal and Practical Ramifications of New Legislation Designed to Curtail Police Abuses


DeAnza Cook, (History) Ph.D. Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Senator Jennifer L. McClellan, Virginia State Senator, Democrat. 9th District
Senator, Thomas K. Norment, Jr., Virginia State Senator, Republican, 3rd District

Moderator: Alison M. McKee, Attorney, Kaufman & Canoles, Virginia Beach, Immediate Past President of the Virginia Bar Association

4:45 Closing Remarks


Bruce C. Sams, Attorney, Law Office of Bruce C. Sams, President of the Old Dominion Bar Association
David Landin, Senior Managing Partner Landin Law Group, Board Member Monticello, Past President Virginia Bar Association and Virginia Law Foundation

5:00 - 6:00 Optional Reception, Tent on the Grounds of Montalto
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY (Subject to Change)

 

Mary Bauer, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia
DeAnza Cook, (History) Ph.D. Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Sally Hadden, Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History, Western Michigan
Joseph Martins, Associate Dean, and Professor, Liberty University School of  Law
Senator Jennifer L. McClellan, Virginia State Senator, Democrat, 9th District
Julie McConnell, Director of the Children’s Defense Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law, University of Richmond
Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Norfolk State University
Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr., Virginia State Senator, Republican, 3rd District
Roscoe Roberts, Esq., Former Chief Counsel for the University of Virginia
Juval Scott, Public Defender, Western District of Virginia
Professor Seth W. Stoughton, Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina
John Venuti, Associate Vice President of Public Safety VCU and VCU Health System, and Chief of VCU Police Department

MODERATORS / PARTICIPANTS

William “Bill” Barker, Veteran Thomas Jefferson Interpreter
Leslie Greene Bowman, President, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory, Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
Dean Risa Goluboff, Dean, University of Virginia School of Law 
Rudene Mercer Haynes, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Alison M. McKee, Attorney, Kaufman & Canoles, Virginia Beach, Immediate Past President of the Virginia Bar Association
David Landin, Trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation; Past President, Virginia Bar Association and Virginia Law Foundation
Ray White, Executive Director, Virginia Law Foundation

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