Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council
Henrico County Sheriff’s Office Conference Room
November 7, 2012
Council Members Present
Michael R. Doucette (Lynchburg), Chairman
Raymond F. Morrogh (Fairfax County), First Vice Chairman
LaBravia J. Jenkins (Fredericksburg), Secretary
David N. Grimes (Pittsylvania County), Past Chairman
Council District Representatives:
1. LaBravia J. Jenkins (Fredericksburg)
2. Harvey L. Bryant, III (Virginia Beach)
3. Cassandra S. Conover (Petersburg)
5. Robert L. Bushnell (Henry County)
6. Donald S. Caldwell (Roanoke City)
7. William W. Davenport (Chesterfield County)
9. Christian E. Rehak (Radford)
10. Alexander R. Iden (Winchester)
11. Raymond F. Morrogh (Fairfax County)
Other Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Present
Joel R. Branscom (Botetourt County)
Robert B. Beasley (Powhatan County)
Nathan R. Green (Williamsburg/James City County)
Patricia T. Watson (Greensville County/Emporia)
Jeffrey W. Haislip (Fluvanna County)
James R. Ennis (Prince Edward County)
Theo K. Stamos (Arlington County/Falls Church)
James E. Plowman (Loudoun County)
James P. Fisher (Fauquier County)
Shannon Taylor (Henrico County)
CASC Staff Present
Robert Q. Harris
Jane Sherman Chambers
Marian M. Heard
Call to Order
Mr. Doucette called the meeting to order at 11:38 a.m.
The draft minutes from the September 26, 2012, meeting were previously posted and circulated to Council. The minutes were approved as submitted.
Mr. Harris announced that he is reaching his 7 year anniversary at CASC. Council members stated their approval of his performance; motion to report it to the Secretary of Public Safety was made and unanimously passed.
Executive Program 2013 Location – Mr. Harris identified the hotels that submitted bids for the 2013 Executive Program. Members discussed Council’s interest in siting the program in different areas of the state when feasible. Mr. Bushnell made a motion for Council to select the Hotel Roanoke. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
CASC Program Updates :
Mr. Harris summarized the agenda for this year’s Executive Program. He reported that 94 people have registered so far. Mr. Harris announced that the CLE year is over. Trauma to Trial and iPad Training went well. Mr. Harris explained how the iPad Training was funded this year and reported that CASC needs to find funds to hold this program again.
VCAIS Replacement Ad Hoc Committee – deferred to December 6, 2012, meeting.
Conflict of Interest training/reporting – Mr. Harris reminded everyone that they have to do their conflict of interest filings, the form for which depends on if they are on Board or Council. Next week Mr. Harris is going to training about on-line filing of conflict of interest forms and he will advise everyone of what they need to do.
CASC Spring Institute 2014 Location – Mr. Harris explained that we need to decide on a venue. Members discussed Williamsburg, National Conference Center, Norfolk. Members asked CASC to come up with bidders to discuss at the next meeting.
There being no further business before Council, the meeting adjourned at 12:08 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting is December 6, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, Virginia.