The Inaugural Civil Rights Law Institute at Monticello

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Monday, June 6, 3:30 p.m. - 9:00 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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Tuesday, June 7, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 6.0
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Registration Fees: June 6 and 7: Live-on-Site CLE plus Optional
June 6 Activities: $520 (Non-Discountable)
June 6 and 7:
Live-on-Site CLE plus Optional
June 6 Activities with Guest: $645 (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 on June 6. Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia John Charles Thomas will be the featured speaker for Monday's dinner.

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.

The Inaugural Civil Rights Law Institute at Monticello, originally scheduled to be presented in September 2021, will take place on June 7, 2022. On June 6, optional activities will also be available, including tours, cocktail reception, and dinner, featuring remarks from Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia John Charles Thomas. 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 Altria, Dominion Energy, McGuireWoods LLP, Troutman Pepper, TruistBlankingship & Keith, PC, Kaufman & Canoles, Landin Law Group PLLC, Spotts Fain, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Woods Rogers/Vandeventer Black, 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 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.

COVID-19 POLICY:

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 tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are under any self-quarantine orders per CDC guidelines.

Click here for details about the Virginia CLE® COVID-19 policy. Please revisit the webpage routinely for updates as we are monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. All updates to this policy will be emailed to registrants.
(Last updated March 2, 2022)

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

Virginia CLE recommends the following accommodations:

Hyatt Place
Hilton Garden Inn
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.
June 7 Live on Site: Registration ends at 5:00 p.m. June 5, the day preceding the seminar.
June 6-7 Live on Site: Registration ends at 5:00 p.m. May 30, one week preceding the seminar.

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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E-mail distance_ed@vacle.org to be notified when/if this program is made available as an online or USB seminar.
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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, Montalto Conservatory
(Speaker: Former Justice John Charles Thomas, Supreme Court of Virginia)

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. You MUST arrive by 8:30 to permit enough time for registration and shuttle service from the Visitor Center 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 Support 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 and to Be Learned

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, Montalto Conservatory
1:30 The Law of Excessive Force and Legal Remedies: Building Successful Arguments as They Relate to the Disproportionate Impact on People of Color

Mary Bauer, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia
Juval Scott, Public Defender for the Western District of Virginia
Professor Seth W. Stoughton, Professor of Law, Professor (by Courtesy) of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
Professor Paul J. Zwier II, Professor of Law, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Moderator/Participant: Alison M. McKee, Attorney, Kaufman & Canoles, Virginia Beach, 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 A. Cook, History Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
Chief Maggie DeBoard, Chief of Police, Herndon Police Department, Herndon, 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, Montalto Terrace
  • 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 A. Cook, History Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
Chief Maggie DeBoard, Chief of Police, Herndon Police Department, Herndon, 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
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, Professor of Law, Professor (by Courtesy) of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
John Venuti, Associate Vice President of Public Safety VCU and VCU Health System, and Chief of VCU Police Department
Professor Paul J. Zwier II, Professor of Law, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Moderators / participants expected to participate include, but are not limited to:

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, 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
Judge John Charles Thomas, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia
Ray White, Executive Director, Virginia Law Foundation

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