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Advanced Plea Bargaining - Sharpen Your Focus

Find Winning Strategies, Avoid Legal and Ethical Pitfalls

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Date Published

November 12, 2020


Virginia Trial Lawyers Association


Criminal Law, Ethics, Plea Bargaining


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Most criminal cases resolve through plea negotiations, with many pros and cons for both sides. This seminar provides input from top defense attorneys, prosecutors, and the bench. Our in-depth program will tackle the complex issues involved in reaching acceptable terms. Discover how to identify and avoid legal and practical pitfalls; uncover ethical dimensions in plea bargaining; explore the practical aspects of case management and client relations; and receive tips from top litigators for effective plea negotiations.

What You Can Expect:
- Plea Agreements: Avoiding Legal and Practical Pitfalls
- Ethics: Plea Bargaining and Ethical Considerations for
- Plea Bargaining: Things to Think About (That We All Too Often Do Not)
- Making the Deal: Strategies for Effective Plea Negotiations

Live Webinar recorded November 12, 2020.

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Areshini Pather
City of Charlottesville Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Areshini Pather is the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Charlottesville where she prosecutes felony cases;... Read More

Graven Craig
CraigWilliams, PLC

BAR ADMISSION: VirginiaEDUCATION:•George Mason University School of Law J.D. | 1997•University of Maryland B.A. |... Read More

The Hon. James Clark
Alexandria Circuit Court

Jim Clark, a fourth generation Alexandrian, practiced law in state and federal courts in Virginia from 1976 until 1992 when... Read More

Eugene J. Rossi

With nearly three decades of criminal and civil litigation experience at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Gene... Read More

Joseph D. Platania
City of Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney

Joe Platania was elected Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney in 2017 after serving in the office since 2003. He was also... Read More

Craig S. Cooley

Craig S. Cooley has practiced as a trial attorney handling criminal defenses for over 43 years. He has tried over 600 jury... Read More

Colette McEachin
City of Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney

Colette McEachin was born in Fort Carson, Colorado, but following her parents' active duty service, she grew up as the oldest... Read More

John Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein Law Group PLC

John E. Lichtenstein is a founding member of Lichtenstein Law Group PLC. Over 28 years of practice, he has tried to verdict... Read More

Rhonda Quagliana

Rhonda leads MichieHamlett's complex criminal and Title IX practice. For over 25 years, she has represented individuals and... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Advanced Plea Bargaining - Sharpen Your Focus
Advanced Plea Bargaining - Sharpen Your Focus - Paper
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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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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. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

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.

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