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VACDL's Spring Seminar 2018

  • 20 Apr 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • University of Virginia School of Law, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903


  • Staff must accompany a VACDL member to the seminar; may not attend the seminar on attorney's behalf
  • Join VACDL today to attend the seminar and receive 1 year's membership for cost of the non-member tuition!
  • Join VACDL today to receive a discount on your seminar fee!

    *Charlottesville attorneys- contact Executive Director Danielle Payne at for a special discount*
  • Must be a VACDL Public Defender member in good standing
  • Must be a VACDL member in good standing

This course has been APPROVED for 6 CLE credits, including 1 ethics credit.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are all included with the tuition fee.

As of April 11, 2018, the seminar fee increased by $25 for all registrations.

All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing only, by email to, no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2018 to receive a full refund of the tuition less a $25 administrative fee
Registration is closed

  VACDL's Spring 2018 Seminar will be held at the University of Virginia School of Law (Caplin Auditorium) in Charlottesville on Friday, April 20, 2018.

 Our Spring seminar lineup:

Combat Addiction: The Syndrome and Psycholegal Considerations- Matthew Bowen, PhD.

Recent Updates in Criminal Law- Delegate Christopher Collins

Hot Topics in Digital Forensics- Sharon Nelson and John Simek of Sensei Enterprises

Litigating Forensics: Probabilities and Error Rates- Professor Brandon Garrett, Dr. Daniel Murrie and Dr. Sharon Kelley

After "A Rape on Campus"- The Brave New World of Title IX-  Justin Dillon, Esq., André Hakes, Esq., (moderator), Palma Pustilnik, Esq. and Barry Meek, Esq., General Counsel for the University of Virginia.

Me Too!-How to Survive Title IX, and Use it to Defend Your Client in the Criminal Case-André Hakes, Esq.

Ethics in Virginia Appellate Procedure-Elwood "Sandy" Sanders


 Board Meeting/Reception: On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the VACDL Board of Directors will meet in the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Camp Library Board Room from 4-6 p.m. All VACDL members in good standing are welcome to attend the Board Meeting, but please inform our Executive Director, Danielle Payne, if you plan to attend so that she can ensure sufficient seating in the meeting room. We will also host a small "happy hour" style reception in the UVA/Darden Camp Library Lobby (2nd Floor) from 6 to 8 p.m., which is open to all Spring CLE registrants and speakers.

Parking: For Thursday's events (if you are not staying in the Inn overnight), you may need to check in at the gatehouse to obtain a permit for the parking garage. For Friday's seminar, we will have a designated parking area near to the Caplin Auditorium on the Law School side of campus.


Professor Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Scholarships: *Application period now closed* Thanks to generous funding from sponsors, we have been able to award scholarships for this Spring's seminar. We will offer scholarships for the Fall annual meeting as well, and will post information regarding same in late Summer 2018.


Materials will be emailed ( via Dropbox link) to attendees during the week of the seminar.

Questions? Please contact VACDL's Executive Director, Danielle Payne, at

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