2017 Criminal Law Seminar (2017-2018 Credit)

Published by Virginia Trial Lawyers Association


This seminar is not a lecture! Taking a hypothetical case that involves an adult and a juvenile as defendants, facing charges such as DUI and Involuntary Manslaughter, Driving on a Revoked License, Felony DUI (3rd Offense) and Underage Possession of Alcohol. Panelists will discuss the case as it starts out in General District and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts and works its way up through each level of state courts. Issues that will be addressed include: juvenile vs. adult defendants, transfer compared to certification, immigration consequences, new DUI laws, plea bargaining, creative prosecution and defense, alternative sentencing, and more.

J. Burkhardt Beale
J. Burkhardt “Burk” Beale is an attorney dedicated to the practice of DUI/DWI and criminal defense. Burk has been successfully representing his clients for a period of 33 years, and brings to the table more than just an impressive resume – he brings...More
Buta Biberaj
Buta Biberaj was born in Montenegro and is of Albanian parentage. She was raised in the Bronx borough of New York City. After attending Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, NYC, for her freshman and first-half of sophomore years, she transferred to...More
Rosemary V. Bourne
Rosemary is a Senior Assistant Attorney General/Team Leader at the Office of the Attorney General. She has been with the office for over ten years in the Criminal Appeals Section where she has briefed and argued well over a hundred direct appeals in...More
Hon. Robert L. Bushnell
Bob attended public schools in Franklin County and Martinsville and is a member of the VMI Class of 1973. He is a graduate of Hampshire College and received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1978. He spent two years in the...More
Prof. Erin R. Collins
Erin R. Collins comes to Richmond Law’s criminal law faculty from the New York University School of Law, where she served as Executive Director of the Clemency Resource Center. She is a former acting assistant professor in the NYU Lawyering Program...More
Christine M. Corey
Christine joined the Virginia State Bar as an Assistant Bar Counsel in January 2016. Christine is responsible for prosecuting professional disciplinary cases in the first district and the second section of the second district. Before joining the VSB,...More
Prof. Paul T. Crane
Paul Crane served as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School before coming to Richmond Law to teach in the criminal law field. He also worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, and as a Bristow Fellow...More
Hon. Marla Graff Decker
Judge Marla Graff Decker is a graduate of Gettysburg College where she earned her B.S. in Political Science. She received her J. D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Judge Decker began her career in 1983 as...More
Michael R. Doucette
Mike Doucette joined the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 1984 as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and has been the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Lynchburg since 2006. He graduated in 1981 from the University of Connecticut and in...More
David B. Hargett
David B. Hargett is a criminal defense attorney with a concentration in criminal appeals and habeas cases. Since 1996, Mr. Hargett has devoted the majority of his practice to criminal defense, direct appeals, habeas cases, and other post-conviction...More
Michael HuYoung
Michael HuYoung is a shareholder at Barnes and Diehl, P.C. His areas of practice are family law and criminal defense.Michael began his practice of law in 1982. He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals (4th...More
Michael Jagels
Mike Jagels is the Section Chief for the Major Crimes & Emerging Threats (MC&ET) Section of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. His section is responsible for handling a wide variety of prosecutions, including those involving elected official,...More
Hon. LeRoy F. Millette, Jr.
Andrew R. Protogyrou
Admitted to bar: Virginia, 1987. Also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; and the U.S. Supreme Court.Education: J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law, University of...More
Toni R. Randall
Ms. Randall is a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in Henrico County, assigned to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. She previously served as a Supervising Assistant in the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond from...More
Hon. Rupen R. Shah
Judge Rupen R. Shah is the first Indian American judge to be elected to the Virginia Judiciary and commenced his six-year term on February 1, 2017. Judge Shah worked as a prosecutor in Augusta County for more than 20 years. He is a resident of...More
C.H. "Chuck" Slemp, III
C.H. "Chuck" Slemp, III was elected Commonwealth's Attorney for Wise County & the City of Norton on November 3, 2015. As Commonwealth's Attorney, Chuck manages an office of nine attorneys while working with State and local law enforcement officers...More
Sen. Scott A. Surovell
Scott Surovell was elected as the 36th District State Senator in November 2015 and was sworn in on January 13, 2016. He currently serves on General Laws and Technology, Local Government, and Rehabilitation and Social Services. He was also appointed...More
Norman A. Thomas
Norman A. Thomas has been a member of the Virginia State Bar since June 1981. He is the owner of Norman A. Thomas, PLLC. The firm, based in Richmond, focuses on appellate law practice. Founded in March 2014, the firm accepts both civil and...More
Hon. John M. Tran
On April 4, 2013, the Virginia General Assembly elected Judge Tran to serve on the Fairfax Circuit Court. Upon taking the bench on July 1, 2013 he became the 63rd Circuit Court judge in Fairfax County since 1742.The son of a South Vietnamese...More

Originally Published

September 14, 2017

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • 2017 Criminal Law Seminar Welcome - Video
  • 2017 Criminal Law Seminar Agenda - Paper
  • Update in Case Law - Video
  • Update in Case Law - Paper
  • Update in Newly Enacted Criminal Legislation - Video
  • Legislative Update - Paper
  • Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court - Video
  • JDR Court - Paper
  • General District Court - Video
  • General District Court - Paper
  • Circuit Court - Video
  • Circuit Court - Paper
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia - Video
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia - Paper
  • Supreme Court of Virginia - Video
  • Supreme Court of Virginia - paper
  • Ethics for the Criminal Lawyer - Video
  • Ethics for the Criminal Lawyer - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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