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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.

Registration for Advanced DUI Roanoke is now closed.

 

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
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.

DUID Henrico is now FULL.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Basic Gang Prosecution: September 22-23, 2015, Staunton, VA

CASC is presenting this two day-long training program at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Staunton on September 22-23, 2015.  This basic level program is designed for prosecutors who are new to working gang cases.  Topics will include Gangs101, Gangs and Technology, Using Your Gang Expert, as well as Gang Statutes and Case Law. Lodging will be provided starting Monday evening, the 21st of September. All meals/per diem will be provided. There will be no charge to attend this training program.     
This training for prosecutors is anticipated to qualify for 14 hours of CLE credits.   Attendance is limited to 25 prosecutors. 


If you have any questions on this training, feel free to contact Ed Hibbard at whibbard@wm.edu or 757-253-4994. 

Click here to register for Basic Gang Prosecution

 

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.

Click here to register for 2015 Red Flag

 

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. Acceptance decisions will go out no later than September 15, 2015.

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

Click here to register for Prosecuting Homicide Cases

 

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.

Click here to register for Virginia Criminal Procedure 101

 

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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