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Advanced DUI Training for Investigators and Prosecutors

      The first 2015 presentation of this extremely popular training will be conducted at Williamsburg on February 18-20, 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, February 17th will be provided, as will all breakfasts and lunches. In-Service Training Credits and MCLE credits have been awarded.

A second Advanced DUI training will be conducted August 26-28, 2015 in Roanoke, Virginia.

For more information, contact Ed Hibbard at or 757-253-4994.

Registration for the February Advanced DUI 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 the 2015 Spring Institute is NOW OPEN.  In order to attend Spring Institute, you must register online through the link below no later than March 13, 2015.

There is a $50 per person registration fee.  Checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia should be mailed to CASC, P. O. Box 3549, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187.

As a special offering this year, a cigarette trafficking training program will be offered at NO COST.  It will begin with a luncheon at the Marriott immediately upon the conclusion of Spring Institute on March 25 and will run through the afternoon.  This free event will be presented by the National White Collar Crime Center and Altria.  If you are interested in attending, please check the “Cigarette Trafficking” box when you register.  More information about this training will be posted as it becomes available.

The Richmond Marriott is completely booked for Spring Institute. 

Unfortunately, our overflow block at the Hilton Garden Inn has also filled for the 2015 Spring Institute, March 22 – 25.  However, there are several other hotels near the Marriott that have rooms available at the government rate of $113/night, the same rate we are getting at the Marriott and the Hilton Garden Inn.  Here is the information to make a reservation at those hotels:

Crowne Plaza, 555 East Canal Street

Commonwealth Park Suites, 901 Bank Street

Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street

Holiday Inn Express Richmond Downtown, 201 East Cary Street (offering rooms at $108/night)

 For more information, contact Shannon Weist at 757-253-4153 or

Click here to register for Spring Institute 2015


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 (Full)
Fairfax on April 17, 2015, at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy (Full)
Bedford on June 10, 2015, at the Bedford Visitors Center (Full)
Henrico on September 17, 2015, at the Henrico County Police Academy

For more information, contact Ed Hibbard at or 757-253-4994.

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 or 757-253-4612.

Click here to register for TOP GUN 2015


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 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 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 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 which will need to be completed and returned to CASC no later than March 17, 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

Click here to register for Trial Advocacy 2015


Annual Summer Conference, August 6-9, 2015, 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 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.  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

Registration for Trauma to Trial will open in late spring 2015.


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

Registration for iPAD 2014 is now closed.


Investigation and Prosecution of Insurance Fraud Cases ("Red Flag"), September 30 - October 3, 2014, 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 their 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 on or before September 5, 2014. Lodging & meals are included, but mileage is not. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, September 30, and ends at noon on Friday, October 3, 2014. 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 or 757-253-4612.

Registration for Red Flag 2014 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 or 757-253-4153.

Registration for the 2014 Executive Program is now closed.




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