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Advanced DUI Training for Investigators and Prosecutors

      The second 2014 presentation of this extremely popular training will be conducted at Staunton on August 20-22, 2014. 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 and MURDER ONE Programs, this training program utilizes a team-training format requiring a team consisting of a prosecutor and a law enforcement officer from the same jurisdiction. Car-pooling is suggested as attendees will be responsible for the hotel parking fee of $6.00 per day.
    There is no charge for this 3-day long training program. Overnight accommodations beginning Tuesday, August 19th 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 (Staunton) is now closed.

 

Spring Institute Program: March 22-25, 2015, Richmond Marriott, 500 Broad Street

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.

Registration for Spring Institute 2015 will open in January 2015.

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


DUID Training for Investigators and Prosecutors

CASC will be conducting five DUID Training Programs across the Commonwealth in 2014. 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 2014:
Manassas on April 18, 2014, at the Prince William Co Criminal Justice Academy (Nokesville)
Dublin on May 22, 2014, at New River CJTA
Waynesboro on June 5, 2014, at 201 West Broad Street
Richmond on July 24, 2014, at the State Police Training Academy
Chesapeake on September 5, 2014, at the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Headquarters

Click here to register for DUID Chesapeake

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

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Drug Cases ("TOP GUN"), May 18-23, 2014, 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. This year’s program will include gang related drug prosecutions. Preference will be given to teams with gang-drug experience. The training will be held at the Holiday Inn Patriot Hotel in Williamsburg VA. Same gender students will be housed in a double room (2 double beds).  Same gender teams will be kept together; mixed gender teams will be reassigned to same gender housing: a double room (2 double beds).   
This is a five day program. There is no tuition: housing, as described and most meals are provided.

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 by March 5, 2014, in order for your application to be considered.

Registration for TOP GUN 2014 is now closed.

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

 

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 22-27, 2014, Williamsburg, VA:
The Trial Advocacy Program is an intensive five-day program offered for prosecutors 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 is provided at the Holiday Inn Patriot and all meals except the evening meals Monday-Thursday will be provided. Attendance at the Spring Institute does not preclude attendance at Trial Ad. Attendance is limited to 40 students. ACCEPTANCE BY APPLICATION ONLY. TRIAL AD 2014 IS NOW FULL. Accepted students have been 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. THESE CHECKS WILL NOT BE CASHED OR DEPOSITED, (UNLESS FORFEITED BY NO SHOW OR LACK OF ATTENDANCE) BUT HELD AND RETURNED upon successful completion of the course.

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

Registration for Trial Advocacy 2014 is now closed.

 

Homicide Program ("MURDER ONE SCHOOL"), SUSPENDED PENDING FUNDING
The Homicide Program is an intensive, interactive training course on the prosecution of homicide cases. Attendance is limited to 20 prosecutors and 20 police investigators, working in teams, as in the Top Gun program above. This is a five day program, which includes workshop and discussion groups and lectures utilizing actual case studies from the crime scene, Medical Examiner,and Forensics through the trial, including dealing with the family of the victim and and incorporating decided Virginia cases in each of the subject areas covered in the course. Registration does not guarantee acceptance, teams will be selected by the faculty after registration closes.

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

 

Annual Summer Conference, August 3-6, 2014, 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.  Registration for the full conference, including all social events, is now closed.  However, you can still register for the MCLE portion of the conference here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NzozKd-de3tWPv1DSufvEypidaQ8BUnTyOCjbNPrJXA/viewform

(Note: In 2015 the program will be held at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel from August 6 – 9, resuming the traditional Thursday through Sunday schedule.


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 6-10, 2014, (Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton)
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.  Meals and lodging will be provided.

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.

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

Registration for Trauma to Trial is now closed.

 

iPad for Prosecutors, October 14-16, 2014: Lynchburg, Virginia

Registration is now open for iPAD 2014 – 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 14-16, 2014, in Lynchburg. 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 2014 is now closed.

 

Investigation and Prosecution of Insurance Fraud Cases ("Red Flag"), October 8-11, 2013, 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 15 prosecutors who will be matched with  a BCI agent and an insurance investigator from the same general geographic region. Prosecutors has been selected following an application process. Insurance company investigators and State Police investigators, once selected to attend, 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 was by APPLICATION ONLY and closed on August 7, 2013. Lodging & most meals are included, but mileage is not. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, October 8, and ends at noon on Friday, the 11th of October, 2013. Virginia State Police investigators and Insurance Company Investigators should register using the link below NO LATER THAN the close of business, Thursday, September 5, 2013.

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

Registration for this program has closed.

 

Executive Program, December 4-6, 2014, The Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton
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 this program will open in the fall of 2014.

 

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