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Advanced DUI Training for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

The spring 2017 presentation of this extremely popular training will be conducted at the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg on February 14-17, 2017. Topics to be covered at this intensive training include Investigative Stops, Checkpoints, Blood Testing Issues and DUI Manslaughter.  The latest version of the Virginia DUI Manual will be distributed to participants. Much like our TOP GUN Program, this training program utilizes a team-training format requiring a team consisting of a prosecutor and a law enforcement officer from the same jurisdiction.
There is no charge for this 3 1/2-day long training program. Overnight accommodations beginning Tuesday, February 14th will be provided, as will all breakfasts and lunches beginning February 15th. In-Service Training Credits and MCLE credits are pending.

For more information, contact Ed Hibbard at whibbard@wm.edu or 757-253-4994.

Click here to register for Advanced DUI Williamsburg

 

Prosecuting Economic Crimes, February 26 - March 2, 2017, Hilton Garden Inn, Blacksburg

A five day, intensive training for prosecutors on prosecuting various types of economic crimes.  Topics to be covered include an overview of financial institutions, basic economic crimes and comparative offensives, payment methods, money laundering, identity theft and fraud, elder fraud, construction fraud, welfare fraud, cybercrimes and electronic evidence, admitting business records, and trying the financial case.

Lodging will be provided for attendees whose offices are more than thirty miles from the Hilton Garden Inn, Blacksburg, VA.   Meals will be provided or reimbursed, but mileage to and from the program is not covered.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-253-4153

Click here to register for Prosecuting Economic Crimes

 

Asset Forfeiture: Law and Procedure, March 9, 2017, Chesterfield County Police Academy

This program is co-sponsored by the Virginia State Crime Commission, Department of Criminal Justice Services and CASC and is designed for prosecutors, law enforcement, and civilian asset forfeiture coordinators. This one-day class will cover the basics of asset forfeiture law and procedure, as well as administrative requirements. Instructors include experienced law enforcement officers and prosecutors from the field. It will be offered at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-253-4153

Registration will open in Winter of 2017.

 

Crashing in the Courtroom

CASC will be presenting once again trainings on CRASHING IN THE COURTROOM in 2017.  This is an intensive one day (8 hour) course taught primarily by Senior Trooper Steven Kean, who teaches the basic and advanced Crash Reconstruction Courses to Virginia law Enforcement.   Each of those courses is two weeks in length.  The content will be compressed and abbreviated into need-to-know information essential for the prosecution of serious motor vehicle crashes in Virginia. This course is for prosecuting attorneys only.  It is intended as an introduction to the field of crash reconstruction, which must be accomplished by LEO’s who have advanced training in crash investigation.  A limited  number of seats may be available for Law Enforcement supervisors who supervise  crash investigators. Coverage will include scene evidence, speed determination, vehicle dynamics, Event Data Recorder (EDR) analysis and related matters.  The state of current law concerning the admissibility of crash reconstruction evidence in criminal cases will be presented and analyzed.  Virginia CLE credits will be applied for.  There is no charge for this one-day program. Lunch will be provided.

Crashing in the Courtroom was presented at the following locations in 2017:
Ruckersville on February 9, 2017, at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Newport News on September 6, 2017, at the Newport News Police Department
Additional Location (TBD)

For more information, contact John Bowers at jcbowers@wm.edu or 757-746-5653.

 

Spring Institute 2017: April 2-5, Richmond Marriott, 500 East Broad St., Richmond, VA

The Spring Institute Program is a multi-track continuing legal education program offering at least 16.0 hours of MCLE credit and emphasizing current developments in the criminal law, including recent legislative enactments and judicial decisions. Attendance is open to all Virginia prosecutors. 

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-253-4153.

Registration for Spring Institute 2017 will open in January 2017.

 

DUID Training for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

CASC will be conducting six DUID Training Programs across the Commonwealth in 2017. This training, for prosecutors and LEO’s, focuses on the difficult cases involving driver impairment due to the use of illegal and/or prescription drugs. Topics to be covered include: Recognizing the Drugged Driver, Keys to Winning DUID Cases, Blood Testing Issues, and much more. The latest version of the Virginia DUI Manual will be distributed to all participants.    There is no charge for this single day training program. Lunch will be provided. MCLE and In-Service Training Credits are pending.

The DUID Program will be presented at the following locations in 2017:
Norfolk on March 16, 2017, at The Department of Forensic Science
Lynchburg on April 27, 2017, at the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
Christiansburg on June 8, 2017, at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Henrico on June 22, 2017, at the Henrico Training Center
Nokesville on July 13, 2017, at the Prince William County Public Safety Training Center
Weyers Cave on Sepatember 14, 2017, at the Blue Ridge Community College

For more information, contact Ed Hibbard at whibbard@wm.edu or 757-253-4994.

Click here to register for DUID NORFOLK

Click here to register for DUID LYNCHBURG

Click here to register for DUID CHRISTIANSBURG

Click here to register for DUID HENRICO

Click here to register for DUID NOKESVILLE

Click here to register for DUID WEYERS CAVE

 

I.M.P.A.C.T., Training for the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Prosecutor: Initiating Meaningful Prosecution at Critical Times, May 15 - 19, 2017, Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton, VA.

A weeklong, intensive training for the J&DR prosecutor.  The program will include one full day on juvenile court practice & procedure, one full day on domestic violence cases, and one full day on child abuse cases.   Specific topics to be covered include juvenile brain development, juvenile trials & sentencing options, forensic interviewing, medical evidence in child abuse cases and domestic violence cases, corroboration of child testimony, domestic violence dynamics, evidence-based prosecution and determining the primary aggressor, and forfeiture by wrongdoing.  The faculty includes some of the top J&DR prosecutors in Virginia, victim advocates, CSU staff, a CAC representative, DJJ, a forensic psychologist, a SANE nurse, and a child abuse pediatrician.
Lodging will be provided for attendees whose offices are more than thirty miles from the Stonewall Jackson Hotel.  Meals will be provided or reimbursed, but mileage to and from the program is not covered.

Acceptance is by application only. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the program application and further instructions.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-253-4153.

Registration for I.M.P.A.C.T., Training for Juvenile & Domestic Relations Prosecutor will open in the spring of 2017.

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Drug Cases ("TOP GUN XXV"), May 21-26, 2017, Williamsburg, VA

TOP GUN is an intensive, workshop-style, interactive training course on the prosecution of drug cases, one of CASC's longest running programs being offered since 1992. Attendance is limited to 20 teams, each of which consists of a prosecutor and a law enforcement investigator from a given jurisdiction. This program covers the latest developments in the law, the criminal practices used, and the latest illegal drug types and their usage. The training will be held at the Holiday Inn Patriot, 3032 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg VA. This is a five day program. There is no tuition: housing, single occupancy rooms, and all meals (except dinner on Wednesday) are provided.

ACCEPTANCE IS BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration by both team members an application will be emailed to both team members to be completed and returned to CASC.

For more information, contact Larry Martin at Lamar3@wm.edu or 757-253-4612.

Registration for 2017 TOP GUN will open in the spring of 2017.

 

Trial Advocacy Program June 18-23, 2017, Williamsburg, VA

The Trial Advocacy Program is an intensive five-day program offered for Commonwealth's Attorneys and their Assistants at all levels of experience, offering 25 CLE hours. Attendees spend approximately 8 hours at lectures and demonstrations given by prosecutors and physicians covering medical, legal and tactical aspects of the prosecution of child abusers, focusing on abusive head trauma cases. The remaining time is spent in small workshop groups discussing and practicing case analysis, trial strategy, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination and closing argument in the context of a hypothetical abusive head trauma case. Attendees will be assigned to workshop groups. Wednesday afternoon is free time. Two hours of ethics will be offered by video on Wednesday afternoon. Classes are held at the William and Mary Law School. Lodging will be provided at the Great Wolf Lodge. Attendance at the Spring Institute does not preclude attendance at Trial Ad. Attendance is limited to 40 students.

ACCEPTANCE BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration an application will be emailed to the applicant and will need to be completed and returned to CASC.

For more information, contact Larry Martin at Lamar3@wm.edu.

Registration for 2017 Trial Advocacy will open in the spring of 2017.

 

Annual Summer Conference, August 3-6, 2017, Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, Virginia Beach

This training program is held at the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, Virginia Beach, in conjunction with the Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys' (VACA) Annual Conference.  This single-track continuing legal education program offering up to 9.0 MCLE credits is open to all Virginia prosecutors. 

Conference Registration

Registration will open online in the Spring of 2017.


For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-253-4153.

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Gang Cases ("Gang Busters V "), September 10-15, 2017, Williamsburg, VA

Gang Busters is an intensive, workshop-style, interactive training course on the prosecution of gang cases, similar to TOP GUN one of CASC's longest running programs. Attendance is limited to 20 teams, each of which consists of a prosecutor and a law enforcement investigator from a given jurisdiction. This program covers the latest developments in the law, the criminal practices used, and the latest developments in gang investigation and prosecution. The training will be held at a local hotel in Williamsburg VA. This is a five day program. There is no tuition: housing, single occupancy rooms, and all meals (except dinner on Wednesday) are provided.

ACCEPTANCE IS BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration by both team members an application will be emailed to both team members to be completed and returned to CASC.

For more information, contact Larry Martin at Lamar3@wm.edu or 757-253-4612.

Registration for Gang Busters V 2017 will open in the Spring of 2017.

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Insurance Fraud Cases ("Red Flag"), September 26-29, 2017, (location to be determined)

The Insurance Fraud program combines prosecutors, Virginia State Police/BCI investigators and insurance company fraud investigators for three days of team training on investigating and prosecuting insurance fraud. The training will be open to 12 prosecutors who will be trained with  BCI agents and insurance SIU investigators from the across Virginia.  Prosecutors will be selected following an application process. Insurance company investigators and State Police investigators, once selected to attend by your supervisors should register using the link below to confirm attendance, to be added to the Reservation List for the hotel and to be added to the Conference Roster.

FOR PROSECUTORS, ADMITTANCE is by APPLICATION ONLY which will be emailed to you once you have registered and will need to be emailed or faxed back to CASC. Lodging (for those whose offices are more than thirty miles from the venue) & meals are included, but mileage is not. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, September 26, and ends at noon on Friday, September 29, 2017. Virginia State Police investigators and Insurance Company Investigators should register using the link below as soon as you have been advised that you have been selected to attend.

For more information, contact Ed Hibbard at whibbard@wm.edu or 757-253-4994.

Registration for 2017 Red Flag will open in the Summer of 2017.

 

Trauma to Trial: Investigating and Prosecuting Adult Non-stranger Sexual Assaults: October 2-6, 2017, Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton, VA

CASC again is offering an intensive 5-day training for 15 prosecutor/law enforcement teams on the topic of investigating and prosecuting adult non-stranger sexual assaults.   Learn how to keep your victim on board through trial.  Learn how to get the evidence you need to overcome the consent defense.  Find out the real truth about false reports.    The program is free.  Lodging and parking will be provided and meals will be reimbursed at state per diem rates. Mileage is NOT covered and will be the attendee's responsibility.

Space is limited to 15 teams. Teams are to be comprised of one prosecutor and one investigator from the same jurisdiction.

ACCEPTANCE IS BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration an application will be emailed to both team members to be completed and returned to CASC. For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at 757-253-4153 or ejcasey@wm.edu

Registration for Trauma to Trial 2017 will open in the Summer of 2017.

 

Virginia Criminal Procedure 101, October (tbd), 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lynchburg, Virginia

The Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council is offering a one-day Virginia Criminal Procedure course.  This course is designed for new Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys but it also will serve as a refresher course for veteran prosecutors.  Topics will include: Virginia Court System, Search Warrants & Warrantless Searches, Electronic Interceptions, Confessions, Arrest, Bail, Double Jeopardy, Speedy Trial, Discovery & Exculpatory Evidence, Forfeitures and Other Provisions of Title 19.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Lodging is available for the night prior to the training for those traveling more than 30 miles.
This program is free for Virginia prosecutors.   Lodging and some meals will be provided.  Mileage will not be covered. 

For more information, contact Ed Hibbard at 757-253-4994 or whibbard@wm.edu

Registration for 2017 Virginia Criminal Procedure 101 will open in the Summer of 2017.

 

DEFCON: Digital Evidence, Forensics, Computers & Networks: Fall (tbd) 2017, Fredericksburg, Virginia

This program is designed for two-person law enforcement-prosecutor teams experienced in and regularly engaged in collecting and presenting digital evidence. Building on their basic knowledge, students will study the legal and Constitutional framework for collecting digital evidence, both from the internet and communication providers as well as from digital devices. Experienced law enforcement instructors will also teach the most advanced technologies available and how to navigate the ever-changing world of digital communications to solve and prosecute criminal cases.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at 757-253-4153 or ejcasey@wm.edu

Registration for DEFCON will open in Spring 2017.

 

Prosecuting Homicide Cases: How to Prepare a Successful Homicide Case , November (tbd), 2017, Williamsburg, Virginia

A four day training program for approximately 38 prosecutors on trial preparation skills to include  Ethics: Discovery, Exculpatory Evidence and Media Relations.  The training will cover all aspects of preparing and trying a successful homicide case from voir dire to closing argument. Emphasis will be on the visual trial presentation, electronic evidence gathering and presentation, preparation of expert witnesses and forensics as well as meeting common defenses including alibi, NGRI, misidentifications, causation of death and self-defense.
Lodging at a local hotel(for attendees whose offices are more than thirty miles from the venue) and meals, except for two evening meals, to be provided, mileage to and from the program is not covered.

Acceptance is by Application Only, upon registering you will be provided with an application which will need to be completed and returned to CASC.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-253-4153.

Registration for Prosecuting Homicide Cases 2017 will open in the Summer of 2017.

 

Prosecuting Capital Cases: The Unique Issues Presented in Trying a Capital Case, November (tbd), 2017, Williamsburg, Virginia

A day and a half training program for prosecutors on Capital Cases trial preparation skills to include:  Charging Decisions, Motions Practice, Jury Selection, Mental Health Issues and the Penalty Phase of Capital Cases. 
Lodging at a local hotel for the night following the first half-day of the training (for attendees whose offices are more than thirty miles from the venue) and breakfast and lunch on the day of the training to be provided, mileage to and from the program and dinner on the night following the first half-day of the training are not covered.

Registration is open to all Virginia Commonwealth's Attorneys and their Assistants. No application is needed to attend this program. Attendance at the Prosecuting Homicide Cases program earlier in the week, is not a prerequisite for registering for this Capital Case training but the Capital Case program does require a separate registration for anyone wishing to attend both programs.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-253-4153.

Registration for Prosecuting Capital Cases 2017 will open in the Summer of 2017.

 

Executive Program, December 1-3, 2016, The Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton, VA

The Executive Program is a training seminar devoted to management issues, with attendance restricted to the 120 elected Commonwealth's Attorneys and their chief deputies. The program addresses leadership skills, office management, case management, employment practices and personnel issues, police relations, press and public relations and other topics important to prosecutors in leadership positions.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-253-4153.

Click here to register for the Executive Program

 

Executive Program, November 30 - December 2, 2017, Omni Hotel, Charlottesville, VA

The Executive Program is a training seminar devoted to management issues, with attendance restricted to the 120 elected Commonwealth's Attorneys and their chief deputies. The program addresses leadership skills, office management, case management, employment practices and personnel issues, police relations, press and public relations and other topics important to prosecutors in leadership positions.

For more information, contact Elliott J. Casey at ejcasey@wm.edu or 757-253-4153.

Registration for the 2017 Executive Program will open in the Fall of 2017.

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