OPEN Public Defender Employment Opportunities:
Western District (Roanoke): Assistant Federal Public Defender
JFV/NACDL/VACDL Lobby Day
Planning for Lobby Day in January 2020 will begin in the next few months. Check back soon for details!
If you aren't familiar with Justice Forward Virginia or what they have on their "to do list", please click the link below:
*UPDATE: On January 29, 2019, the Supreme Court of Virginia entered an Order to delay implementation of the new Discovery rules until July 1, 2020. While the Court reiterates that "reform of the criminal discovery rules is long overdue," they desire to coordinate and cooperate with the other branches of government. The letter from Chief Justice Lemons is found below:
On September 5, 2018, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved new rules regarding criminal discovery. After many years of work by VACDL members and our allies advocating for reform, a new playing field will emerge when these rules go into effect. To read the letter from Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons and the new rules, click below:
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice"
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thank you to our speakers, vendors and attendees for making the Spring Seminar a success! We hope to return to the University of Richmond for an event in the very near future.
Mark your calendars for the Fall Annual Meeting in Harrisonburg on October 18th!
If you join VACDL today, you won't have to pay your dues again until April 2020!
Get 2019 off to a great start by becoming a member of the only Virginia bar organization exclusively focused on criminal defense!
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VIRGINIA FAIR TRIAL COALITION:
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VACDL List Serv
Our List Serv is hosted through Yahoo Groups. If you are a VACDL member and you wish to be added to the List Serv, please send an email to vacdlmembers-subscribe@yahoogr
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Each quarter, VACDL sends a newsletter, The Virginia Champion, to active members. Recent past editions are available in the Member's Only Section.
*Members can now choose electronic or mailed delivery for The Virginia Champion. In your Member Profile, click "Edit Profile" and select your preferred delivery option!*
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers