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Criminal Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Section Calendar of Meetings and Events

51st Annual Criminal Law Seminar 2021

February 12, 2021

Live Webcast or Telephone Seminar

Approved for 7.0 LIVE MCLE Credits
(including 2.0 Ethics)

$120       Member, VSB CR Section

$150       Non-member, VSB CR Section

Free         VSB judicial members.
                To register, please contact Maureen Stengel at

$20          Become a member of the VSB Criminal Law Section

REGISTRATION will be live in mid-December



9:00 a.m.                     Welcome and Opening Remarks

• J. Daniel Vinson

9:05 a.m.                      Criminal Law Update
An annual comprehensive review of developments in substantive and procedural criminal law.

• Professor Corinna Lain, University of Richmond School of Law

10:35 a.m.                    Break

10:40 a.m.                    Trial Evidence: “Lack of Foundation” Objections Panel

• Hon. Gordon S. Vincent, General District Court, Accomac

• James O. Broccoletti, Zoby & Broccoletti, Norfolk

• Hon. Michael R. Doucette. Nelson Circuit Court, Lovingston

• Charles H. “Chuck” Slemp, III, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Wise

10:40 a.m.                    Break

10:50 a.m.                    New Criminal Discovery Rules

• Douglas A. Ramseur, The Ram Law Firm, Richmond

• Bryan L. Porter, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Alexandria

12:50 p.m.                   Lunch Break

1:15 p.m.                     Emergency Powers (Covid-19) v. Constitutional Rights Panel
                                     (Practical Applications)

• Prof. Corinna Lain, Moderator, University of Richmond

• Melanie D. Wilson, Dean Emeritus, University of Tennessee College of Law

• Elliott J. Casey, Commonwealth's Attorney's Services Council, Williamsburg

• William M. Stanley, Jr., The Stanley Law Group, Moneta

2:45 p.m.                      Break

2:50 p.m.                      General Ethics Overview

• James M. McCauley, Virginia State Bar Ethics Counsel, Richmond

3:50 p.m.                     Break

4:00 p.m.                      General Ethics Overview

• James M. McCauley

5:00 p.m.                      Closing Remarks and Adjournment


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82nd VSB Annual Meeting

June 16 - 19, 2021

Virginia Beach

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