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VACDL's Spring Seminar 2019

  • 05 Apr 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • University of Richmond, Jepson Alumni Center, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173


  • 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!

    *Richmond 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 is pending approval for 6 CLE credits, including 1 ethics credit.

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

On March 25, 2019, the seminar fee will increase 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 2, 2019 to receive a full refund of the tuition less a $25 administrative fee

  VACDL's Spring 2019 Seminar will be held at the University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center in Richmond on Friday, April 5, 2019.

 Speaker lineup:

 Andrew Flusche, EsqAdvanced Traffic Defense: Reckless PBTs, Bad Copies and Stops That Never End

Lisa Johnson-Firth, Esq. Trump Immigration Updates and Understanding Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Professor Allison Redlich Providing Discovery in the Context of Guilty Pleas

Anne Hill, Esq. and Joyvan Malbon, Esq. A Sobering Look at Lawyer Impairment (Ethics)

Corinne Magee, Esq. and Seth Shelley, Esq. Competency to Stand Trial

Doug Ramseur, Esq. The New Discovery Rules- A Defense Perspective: What They Mean and How They Help Your Client


 Board Meeting/Reception: On Thursday, April 4, 2019, the VACDL Board of Directors will meet in the Eskandarian Room of the University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center Building 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 Gallery of the Jepson Alumni Center from 6 to 8 p.m., which is open to all Spring CLE registrants and speakers.

Parking: For Friday's seminar, please park in the lot directly across from the Jepson Alumni Center/Bottomley House.

Hotel Accommodations: VACDL has reserved a block of rooms for Thursday, April 4, 2019 at The Westin Richmond, 6631 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230, at the rate of $119 (+ tax). Please be sure to make your reservation prior to March 14, 2019 by calling 1-888-236-2427 and referencing the VACDL block.  Or, reserve your room online through the following link:VACDL Westin Room Block


SEMINAR SPONSORS: Many thanks to Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance, SmartStart, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and the VSB Risk Management Grant Committee for their support of our educational programming.

Professor Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Scholarship: Thanks to generous funding from our sponsors, we will be able to award scholarships for this seminar. Please contact VACDL's Executive Director, Danielle Payne, at to request a scholarship application form.


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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