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VACDL's Spring Seminar 2021

  • 14 May 2021
  • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Van Metre Hall, George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Registration

  • Join VACDL today to receive a discount on your seminar fee!

    *Northern Virginia attorneys- contact Executive Director Danielle Payne at vacdlawyers@gmail.com for a special discount*
  • Join VACDL today to receive a discount on your seminar fee!
  • Must be a VACDL Virginia or Federal Public Defender member in good standing

    This registration level is for those who wish to attend our Spring Seminar in person, in Arlington.
  • Must be a VACDL Virginia or Federal Public Defender member in good standing

    This registration level is for those who wish to attend our Spring Seminar virtually, via Zoom Webinar.
  • Must be a VACDL member in good standing.

    This registration level is for those who wish to attend our Spring Seminar in person, in Arlington.
  • Must be a VACDL member in good standing.

    This registration level is for those who wish to attend our Spring Seminar virtually, via Zoom Webinar.

Register

  VACDL's Spring Seminar 2021 will be held in Van Metre Hall at the George Mason University Arlington Campus [3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA 22201] on Friday, May 14, 2021. 

   This program will be presented as a hybrid event: we will allow up to 45 in-person attendees in Arlington, and an unlimited number of virtual attendees, via Zoom. Masks will be required by all attendees on the George Mason University Arlington Campus, except during refreshment/lunch breaks. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to attendees, but by methods that allow for social distancing and strict COVID-19 protocols as set by George Mason University's Events Team, VACDL, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please take these guidelines into consideration when selecting your attendance option.

 Seminar Schedule:


8:30-8:55 a.m.             Registration and Breakfast (provided for in-person attendees)

8:55-9:00 a.m.             Welcome and Announcements                                               

                                                André Hakes, VACDL President-Elect

9:00-9:55 a.m.             Advanced Mitigation Tactics

                                                Morgan Faulkner, Esq. and Molly O’Rourke, Mitigation Specialist

10:00-10:25 a.m.         Legal Evolution: Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in the Law

                                                Morgan Folus, LexisNexis

10:30-11:10 a.m.         Breaking Through the Mass Sealing: How to Argue a Motion to Unseal a Search                                         Warrant Like a Lady

                                                André A. Hakes, Esq.         

11:10-11:20 a.m.         Break

11:20 a.m. -12:20 p.m.    Changes in Criminal Law from the 2020-2021 Legislative Sessions

                                                Charniele Herring, Esq., Delegate for the 46th District of Virginia

12:20-1:15 p.m.              Luncheon [provided for in-person attendees]                                                   

1:15-2:15 p.m.             ETHICS HOUR: Ethical Issues for Criminal Defense Lawyers

                                                Seth M. Guggenheim, Esq. Assistant Ethics Counsel, VSB

2:15-2:25 p.m.             Break

2:25- 3:55 p.m.             Judge or Jury: Practical Considerations When Going to Trial

                                                The Honorable David Bernhard and Amy Jordan, Esq.

4:00 p.m.                     Adjournment


______[5.5 MCLE Credit Hours Pending Approval]___________________

 Board Meeting and Reception: On Thursday, May 13, 2021, the VACDL Board of Directors will meet in the Glebe Room at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston [4610 N Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203] from 4-5:30 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.  *Masks and social distancing will be required at all times inside the Holiday Inn*

  We will also host a small "happy hour" style reception on the outside patio at Crafthouse [901 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203] from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021, which will be open to all Spring CLE registrants, speakers and special guests. *All COVID-19 protocols for Crafthouse will be followed; please wear masks when not actively eating or drinking* 

Hotel Accommodations: VACDL has reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston [4610 N Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203] for Thursday, May 13, 2021 at a rate of $75.00 plus tax. Please call 1-866-876-4238 and identify yourself as a VACDL member, or book online via this link:

VACDL Spring CLE Hotel Room Reservation Link

Parking: For Friday's seminar, parking is available in the Van Metre Hall Parking Garage, with a daily maximum rate of $15, or $3 per hour.

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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.

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Materials will be emailed (via Dropbox link) to attendees during the week of the seminar, along with the Zoom Link for virtual attendees. Additionally, a Mason Covid Health Check *mandatory* survey will be sent out the week of the seminar. All in-person attendees must respond to the Covid Health Check and receive a "Green Status" in order to attend the program.  

This course is pending approval for 5.5 CLE credits, including 1 ethics credits.

Lunch and refreshment breaks, as well as the Thursday Happy Hour, are all included with the tuition fee.

All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing only, by email to vacdlawyers@gmail.com, no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2021 to receive a full refund of the tuition less a $25 administrative fee.

Registrants may pay by credit card online. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING CHECKS OR CASH AS METHODS OF PAYMENT FOR THIS PROGRAM.  There will be NO walk-in registrations; all registration fees must be paid in advance of the program.

Questions? Please contact VACDL's Executive Director, Danielle Payne, at vacdlawyers@gmail.com

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