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24th Annual Capital Defense Workshop
24th Annual Capital Defense Workshop

11/17/2016 to 11/18/2016

When: November 17-18, 2016
Where: Omni Richmond Hotel
100 South 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia  23219
United States
Caitlin McKelway

This program, sponsored by the Criminal Law Section of The Virginia Bar Association, is designed for criminal defense attorneys willing to accept appointment in capital cases. Part-time and full-time prosecutors may not attend the workshop, even though part of their practice may include court-appointed cases for criminal defendants.

Registration Open!

To register, fill out the PDF form, and send it in to the VBA office via mail, email or fax. 

Registration Form [PDF]

The Virginia Law Foundation provides financial assistance that allows this workshop to be presented with only a nominal charge to registrants to cover expenses over and above grant funding. 

Hotel Information

Conference attendees staying at the Richmond Omni can receive a reduced per night group rate of $159 by calling 804-344-7000 by Wednesday, November 2. Be sure to identify yourself as being with The Virginia Bar Association's Capital Defense Workshop.

Conference Agenda

This year's program seeks to provide 11 hours of MCLE credits, including 2 Ethics. Over the course of two days, attendees will hear notable speakers discuss pertinent cases and issues in Criminal Law.

The workshop provides the minimum of ten hours of specialized capital defense training, as required by § 19.2-163.8(B) of the Virginia Code. The conference begins Thursday with afternoon CLE programs. The conference continues on Friday for a full day of programming. Refreshments are provided throughout the two days, and attendees will receive a boxed lunch on Friday. View the full conference agenda below.


Downloadable Agenda[PDF]



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