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Advanced DUI Training for Investigators and Prosecutors

The second 2015 presentation of this extremely popular training will be conducted at Roanoke on August 26-28, 2015. 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-day long training program. Overnight accommodations beginning Tuesday, August 25th will be provided, as will all breakfasts and lunches. In-Service Training Credits and MCLE credits have been awarded.

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

Click here to register for Advanced DUI Roanoke

 

Spring Institute 2016: April 3-6, Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 East Main St., Norfolk, 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.  Next year’s Spring Institute will be held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott from Sunday, April 3 to Wednesday, April 6.  Registration will open in January 2016.

 For more information, contact Shannon Weist at 757-253-4153 or smweist@wm.edu

 

DUID Training for Investigators and Prosecutors

CASC will be conducting five DUID Training Programs across the Commonwealth in 2015. 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 have been awarded.

The DUID Program will be presented at the following locations in 2015:
Newport News on February 5, 2015, at the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
Weyers Cave on April 2, 2015, at the Blue Ridge Community College
Fairfax on April 17, 2015, at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy
Bedford on June 10, 2015, at the Bedford Visitors Center (Re-opened)
Henrico on September 17, 2015, at the Henrico County Police Academy

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

Click here to register for DUID Bedford

Click here to register for DUID Henrico

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Drug Cases ("TOP GUN"), May 17-22, 2015, Williamsburg, VA


TOP GUN is an intensive, workshop-style, interactive training course on the prosecution of drug cases. 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. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 5, 2015.

ACCEPTANCE IS BY APPLICATION ONLY. Upon completion of the online registration by both team members, an application will be emailed to each team member to be completed and emailed or faxed back to CASC. Applications must be received from BOTH team members in order for your application to be considered. DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO BE SUBMITTED IS MARCH 11, 2015.

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

Registration for TOP GUN 2015 is now closed.

 

Advanced Gang Prosecution : June 18-19, 2014, Staunton, VA


This two-day training program will be presented at Staunton on June 18-19, 2014. Topics will include Overcoming Defense Attacks, The Role of Your Gang Expert, Developments in Search Warrant Law, and more.  Designed only for prosecutors, it is anticipated that this training will be approved for 8 hours of MCLE credits.

        
There will be no charge to attend this training program. The training will conclude Thursday, June 19th at 4:00 PM. All meals will be provided as well as lodging for the nights of June 17th and June 18th and mileage reimbursement for all attendees.
If you have any questions on this training, feel free to contact Ed Hibbard at whibbard@wm.edu or 757-253-4994. 

Registration for Advanced Gang Prosecution is now closed.

 

Trial Advocacy Program, June 21-26, 2015, 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 with prosecutors having similar experience levels. 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 no later than March 27, 2015. Accepted students will be notified by email and required to secure their place in the class by mailing in a REFUNDABLE $250.00 deposit, payable to the TREASURER OF VIRGINIA, mailed to CASC, PO Box 3549, Williamsburg, VA 23197-3549. This deposit will be returned upon successful completion of the course.

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

Registration for Trial Ad 2015 is now closed.

 

Annual Summer Conference, August 6-9, 2015, Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, Virginia Beach


Conference Registration:  Click on the link below to access the online registration form.  This is the only way to register.  No registration packets will be mailed.  Attendees can register as either:  1) MCLE only, for day students/commuters, or 2) full conference, which includes attendance at the Thursday night reception and Saturday night dinner dance.   Information and registration fees can be found on the online registration form.  Credit cards will be accepted this year (subject to an additional 2.75% service fee).

All checks must be payable to VACA.  Mail checks to: Molly Brown, 231 Institute Street, Staunton, VA  24401

Register to attend the program by clicking herehttp://goo.gl/forms/0PI98XhGcI

Golf Tournament Registration:  The golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 7 starting at 1:00 p.m.  Registration is available through the link above.  The cost is $55 per person and includes use of the golf course and golf cart, practice balls, taxes and other expenses.   

All checks must be payable to VACA.  Mail checks to: Molly Brown, 231 Institute Street, Staunton, VA  24401

Hotel Room Reservations:  To make reservations at the Sheraton, please go to https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1504109386&key=1AAD3E13. The conference room rate is available from August 2 - 11 for those who wish to arrive early or stay late.  The group rate is good for reservations made prior to June 30, but we expect for the rooms to sell out prior to that date.

The overflow hotel will be the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 3315 Atlantic Avenue.  To make reservations, please go to
http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/O/ORFBOGI-ACA-20150806/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. The group rate at the Hilton Garden Inn is good for reservations made by July 7.


For more information, contact Shannon Weist at smweist@wm.edu or 757-253-4153.

 

Trauma to Trial: Investigating and Prosecuting Adult Non-stranger Sexual Assaults: October 5-9, 2015, 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. Applications must be received from EACH team member no later than July 6, 2015. Acceptance notices will be issued by July 17, 2015.

 For more information, contact Shannon Weist at 757-253-4153 or smweist@wm.edu

Click here to register for Trauma to Trial

 

iPAD for Prosecutors, October 20-22, 2015: Charlottesville, Virginia

Registration is now open for iPAD 2015 – a hands-on training program for prosecutors covering a variety of iPad applications that assist with preparing and conducting trials.  The program will be held Tuesday through Thursday (noon), October 20-22, 2015, in Charlottesville. Lodging will be provided, but attendees (or their offices) will cover their own costs of travel, some meals and the purchase of the actual apps used in the course. The training is designed specifically for iPads only and students are responsible for bringing their iPad, an extension cord/powerstrip, and the apps used in the course. Class size will limited to 25 students. 

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

Click here to register for iPAD

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Insurance Fraud Cases ("Red Flag"), September 29 - October 2, 2015, (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 email to you once you have registered and will need to be emailed or faxed back to Lamar3@wm.edu. Lodging & meals are included, but mileage is not. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, September 29, and ends at noon on Friday, October 2, 2015. Virginia State Police investigators and Insurance Company Investigators should register using the link below as soon as advised that you have been selected to attend.

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

Registration for Red Flag 2015 will open in the summer of 2015.

 

Executive Program, December 3-5, 2015, The Hotel Roanoke


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 Shannon Weist at smweist@wm.edu. or 757-253-4153.

Registration for the 2015 Executive Program will open in the Fall of 2015.

 

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