The Inaugural Civil Rights Law Institute at Monticello

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Monday, June 6, 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET
(Optional Tours, Reception, and Dinner)

Tuesday, June 7, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
(Live-on-Site CLE at Monticello)

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Thursday, June 7, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Live Webcast
MCLE Credit: 6.0
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fees: June 6 and 7: Live-on Site CLE plus optional
June 6 activities: $520 (Non-Discountable)
June 7: Live-on-Site CLE:
$395 (Non-Discountable)
June 7: 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 of 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, including optional tours, dinner, and cocktail reception

While we encourage registrants to join us at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello for this can’t-miss program, you have the option to attend virtually via webcast or telephone.

The Inaugural Civil Rights Law Institute at Monticello, originally scheduled to be presented in September 2021, will take place on June 7, 2022, with optional tours, cocktail reception, and dinner offered on June 6. We appreciate your understanding regarding the postponement, but we are more excited than ever to present this important inaugural CLE program.

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, the Virginia Law Foundation 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 first-of-its-kind institute will focus on what we're calling the Law of Order and will explore police misconduct and civil rights from legal and societal perspectives.

We are fortunate to also have the support of several sponsors, including Troutman Pepper, Kaufman & Canoles, Landin Law Group PLLC, Spotts Fain, and Virginia CLE®.

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.

These participants 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.


SPONSORSHIPS

The inaugural Civil Rights Law Institute provides an opportunity for your business or firm to align your organization with this important event and be a part of a relevant educational experience. Network with panelists and professional attendees, be a part of discussions featuring civic and community leaders, and experience powerful marketing benefits. For more information on corporate or individual sponsorships, please contact Katie Arata at karata@vacle.org.

Thank you to our individual sponsors:
Rudine & Ricardo Haynes


COVID-19 POLICY

(As of January 20, 2022)

  1. Vaccinations – Attendees must have received their third shot at least two weeks prior to the program. No person may attend who has not received their third shot. Attendees MUST provide proof of vaccination by sending vaccine card to sfisher@vacle.org before 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 1.
  2. Masking – Attendees, faculty, and staff shall always wear properly fitting masks, covering the mouth and nose, while indoors except while in the actual act of eating and drinking. Virginia Law Foundation will consider requests for accommodation to the Vaccinations and Masking Requirements due to an applicant’s disability. If you would like to request an accommodation to these Requirements due to a disability, please send an e-mail to sfisher@vacle.org setting forth your request.
  3. Social distancing – Attendees, faculty, and staff will be seated socially distanced, staying at least 3 feet apart while indoors.
  4. Illness – Any attendee, faculty, or staff member exhibiting symptoms including but not limited to apparent cold of flu-like symptoms, feverish, digestive discomfort, or any other symptom that might be linked to typical COVID-19 symptoms within 24 hours of the seminar shall not attend any portion of any Virginia CLE® program.

By attending a live on site Virginia CLE® seminar, you acknowledge the health risks associated with COVID-19 and that you MUST follow all Virginia CLE® COVID-19 policies. You may NOT attend a live on site program if you have not submitted proof of vaccination, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are under any self-quarantine orders per CDC guidelines.

Please revisit this page routinely for updates as we are monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. All updates to this policy will be emailed to registrants.
(Last updated January 20, 2022)

All vaccination 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 Wednesday, June 1 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.

Questions or concerns regarding Virginia CLE's COVID-19 policy for this event may be directed to tmoore@virginialawfoundation.org.


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.


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. The rate is $139.00 per night, plus taxes. The room block expires on 5/7/2022.

Option 2: Hilton Garden Inn
1793 Richmond Road, Charlottesville

This room block is in the name of Virginia Law Foundation (VLF). The room rate is $159.00 per night, plus taxes. The room block expires on 5/7/2022.

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

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Charlottesville
Clifton
Keswick Hall
Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery

 

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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 June 1, when proof of vaccination is due to sfisher@vacle.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.


Can't Attend?
E-mail distance_ed@vacle.org to be notified when/if this program is made available as an online or USB seminar.
E-mail publications@vacle.org to be notified when/if this program's seminar materials are made available for sale.

Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (Eastern Time)

Monday, June 6, 2022: Optional Activities at Monticello
(Shuttle service will depart from the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center)

3:30 Tours of Monticello
5:00 Cocktail Reception, Montalto Terrace
6:30 Dinner, Tent at Montalto
(Featuring William “Bill” Barker, Monticello’s Veteran Historical Actor – Interpreter “Thomas Jefferson –Man and Legacy”)

Tuesday, June 7, 2022: 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, (Shuttle service will be transporting guests from the Visitor Center at Monticello to Montalto)
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
Professor Anna Lvovsky, Assistant Professor of Law Harvard Law School, Harvard University
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: Alison M. McKee, Attorney, Kaufman & Canoles, Virginia Beach, Immediate Past President of the Virginia Bar Association

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
Edward A. Flynn, Retired Chief of Police, Arlington County, Virginia
Senator Jennifer L. McClellan, Virginia State Senator, Democrat. 9th District
Senator, Thomas K. Norment, Jr., Virginia State Senator, Republican, 3rd District

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

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 expected to participate include, but are not limited to:

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
Edward A. Flynn, Retired Chief of Police, Arlington County, Virginia
Dr. Sally Hadden, Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History, Western Michigan
Professor Anna Lvovsky, Assistant Professor of Law Harvard Law School, Harvard University
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 expected to participate include, but are not limited to:

William “Bill” Barker, Veteran Thomas Jefferson Interpreter
Leslie Greene Bowman, President, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Dean Risa Goluboff, Dean / University of Virginia School of Law
Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory, Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
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
Bruce C. Sams, Attorney, Law Office of Bruce C. Sams, President of the Old Dominion Bar Association
Ray White, Executive Director, Virginia Law Foundation

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