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Advanced DUI Training for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

The initial 2016 presentation of this extremely popular training will be conducted at the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg on February 16-19, 2016. 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 16th will be provided, as will all breakfasts and lunches. In-Service Training Credits and MCLE credits have been awarded.

This program will be repeated August 23-26, 2016, in the western region of Virginia.

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

Registration for Advanced DUI Williamsburg is now closed.

 

Prosecuting Economic Crimes, February 28 - March 3, 2016, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Downtowm Richmond (New CASC Program in 2016!)

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, and trying the financial case.

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

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

Click here to register for Prosecuting Economic Crimes

 

Crashing in the Courtroom (New CASC Program in 2016!)

CASC will be presenting the inaugural schedule of CRASHING IN THE COURTROOM in 2016.  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 approval is pending.  There is no charge for this one-day program. Lunch will be provided.

Crashing in the Courtroom will be presented at the following locations in 2016:
Weyers Cave on March 10, 2016, at the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Acedemy
James City County on May 25, 2016, at the James City County Police Department.
Dublin VA on July 7, 2016, at the New River Criminal Justice Training Academy
Ashurn on August 9, 2016, at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy

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

Click here to register for Weyers Cave

Click here to register for James City County

Click here to register for Dublin

Click here to register for Ashburn

 

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. In order to attend Spring Institute, you must register using the "Click here to register" link below.  If you would like a binder for your written materials, please be sure to register no later than Wednesday, March 16.  (Remember to click “Submit Registration” before exiting the registration website or your registration will not go through.) 

You can make a reservation at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott by calling 1-800-228-9290 or 757-627-4200 and letting them know you’re attending the Commonwealth’s Attorneys Services Council’s Spring Institute or using this link: Norfolk Waterside Marriott ReservationsThe rooms are at the state per diem rate of $89/night.  Parking is discounted to $14/day. WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT THERE ARE NO MORE ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THE NORFOLK WATERSIDE MARRIOTT AT THE STATE PER DIEM RATE OF $89.00 BUT THERE ARE ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THE PER DIEM RATE AT THE SHERATON NORFOLK WATERSIDE ACROSS THE STREET.
The Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel is the overflow option.  You can make a reservation at the Sheraton by calling 1-800-325-3535 and mentioning the Spring Institute 2016 room block or using this link: Sheraton Norfolk Reservations. The rooms at the Sheraton are also $89/night.

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

Click here to register for Spring Institute 2016

 

DUID Training for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

CASC will be conducting six DUID Training Programs across the Commonwealth in 2016. 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 2016:
Front Royal on March 24, 2016, at the Warren County Sheriff's Office
Newport News on April 13, 2016, at the Hampton Roads CJTA
Wytheville on May 12, 2016, at the Wytheville Community College
Fredericksburg on June 30, 2016, at the Rappahannock Regional CJA (Main Campus)
Farmville on July 28, 2016, at the Farmville Emergency Operations Center
Richmond on Sepatember 14, 2016, at the State Police Academy

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

Click here to register for Front Royal DUID

Click here to register for Newport News DUID

Click here to register for Wytheville DUID

Click here to register for Fredericksburg DUID

Click here to register for Farmville DUID

Click here to register for Richmond

 

I.M.P.A.C.T., Training for the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Prosecutor: Initiating Meaningful Prosecution at Critical Times, May 9 - 13, 2016, Mariners Landing, Smith Mountain Lake, VA. (New CASC Program in 2016!)

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 Mariner’s Landing.  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 Shannon Weist at smweist@wm.edu or 757-253-4153.

Click here to register for J&DR IMPACT 2016

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Drug Cases ("TOP GUN"), May 15-20, 2016, 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. Applications must be received from EACH team member no later than February 18, 2016. Acceptance notices will be issued after February 23, 2016.

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

Click here to register for TOP GUN 2016

 

Trial Advocacy Program, June 19-24, 2016, 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 a local hotel. 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. 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 2016 will open in the spring of 2016.

 

Annual Summer Conference, August 4-7, 2016, 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 9.0 MCLE credits is open to all Virginia prosecutors. 


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

Registration for 2015 Trauma to Trial is now closed.

 

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

Registration for iPAD 2015 is now closed.

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Insurance Fraud Cases ("Red Flag"), September 29 - October 2, 2015, Mariners Landing, Smith Mountain Lake, Huddleston, Virginia


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 mmheard@wm.edu NO LATER THAN AUGUST 17, 2015. NOTE: Deadline has been extended to August 27, 2015. 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 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 you have been advised that you have been selected to attend.

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

Registration for 2015 Red Flag is now closed.

 

Prosecuting Homicide Cases: How to Prepare a Successful Homicide Case , November 16 - 19, 2015, Kingsmill Double Tree , 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 (for attendees whose offices are more than thirty miles from the venue) and 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 no later than September 10, 2015. extended to September 15, 2015. Acceptance decisions will go out on September 15, 2015 extended to September 16, 2015.

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

Registration for Prosecuting Homicide Cases is now closed.

 

Virginia Criminal Procedure 101, November 18, 2015, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kingsmill Double Tree , Williamsburg, 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 of November 17th for those traveling more than 30 miles.
This program is free for Virginia prosecutors.   Lodging and meals will be provided.  Mileage will not be covered. 

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

Registration for Virginia Criminal Procedure is now closed.

 

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 Executive Program is now closed.

 

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