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25th Annual Capital Defense Workshop
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25th Annual Capital Defense Workshop
25th Annual Capital Defense Workshop

11/16/2017 to 11/17/2017

When: November 16-17, 2017
Where: Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump
12042 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia  23233
United States
Kylie Hinson

Phone: 804- 644-0041 ext.124


This program, sponsored by the Criminal Law Section of The Virginia Bar Association, and financially assisted by the Virginia Law Foundation, 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. 


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 Hilton Short Pump can receive a reduced per night group rate of $145 by calling 804-364-3600 by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 26. Be sure to identify yourself as being with The Virginia Bar Association's Capital Defense Workshop.

Conference Agenda

MCLE Credit: 11.5 (1.5 Ethics) Approved

Over the course of two days, attendees will hear notable speakers discuss pertinent cases and issues in criminal defense law.

The workshop provides the minimum of 11.5 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.



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