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CLE Calendar Refresher Seminars Three-hour seminars, approved for CLE credits, August 29 through September 27 at several locations. Sponsored by the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission. Details at http://www.vcsc .virginia.gov/training.html The refresher course is designed for the experienced user of Sentencing Guidelines who needs a quick reminder on scoring guidelines accurately. This class is an interactive session and each participant will assist in determining the focus of the seminar. Topics covered will include those issues identified by audits that affect the recommendation of the sentencing guidelines. Register by completing the form and submit to the commission. Purchase manual separately. $60 fee waived for judges, commonwealth's attorneys, P&P, public defenders and staff. Advanced and Ethics Seminars Six-hour seminars approved for CLE credits with one hour of ethics, August 28 through October 30 at several loca- tions. Sponsored by the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission. Details at http://www.vcsc.virginia.gov /training.html The refresher course is designed for the experienced user of Sentencing Guidelines. Attendees will participate in a discussion-oriented class addressing issues related to various guidelines topics. Ethics council with the Virginia State Bar will lead the discussion and answer questions related to ethical responsibilities relating to the Sentencing Guidelines. Register by completing the form on the back and submit to the commission. Purchase manual separately. $125 fee waived for judges, commonwealth's attorneys, P&P, public defenders and staff. Introduction to Guidelines Seminars Six-hour seminars approved for six CLE credits, July 9 through August 8 at several locations. Sponsored by the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission. Details at http://www.vcsc.virginia .gov/training.html The introduction seminar is designed for the attorney or criminal justice professional who is new to Virginia's sentencing guidelines. The seminar will begin with general background information and progress to detailed information on scoring each of the guidelines factors to include changes beginning July 1, 2013. Register by completing the form and submit to the commission. Space may be limited. Purchase manual separately. $125 fee waived for judges, commonwealth's attorneys, P&P, public defenders and staff. Virginia Lawyer publishes at no charge notices of continuing legal education programs sponsored by nonprofit bar associations and government agencies. The next issue will cover October 15, 2013, through December 13, 2013. Send information by September 6 to hickey@vsb.org. For other CLE opportunities, see Virginia CLE calendar and "Current Virginia Approved Courses" at http://www.vsb.org/site/members/mcle-courses/ or the websites of commercial providers. Nixon Counsel John Dean Featured in CLE As every lawyer in the United States knows, the actions of John W. Dean III when he was President Nixon's White House counsel had a profound effect on the practice law. Virginia State Bar members will have the opportunity to get Dean's personal take on Watergate and the impact his actions have had on the duties of lawyers during four CLE programs in September. The CLEs are being billed as "a case study to explore the ethics of representing an organization and the 'report up' and 'report out' requirements of Model Rule 1.13." They also explore the ethical duties of an attorney who becomes entangled in client wrongdoing, whether deliberately or unwittingly. The program features historic video, photos, rare documents, and handpicked clips from the Nixon Tapes, the Senate hearings, and the Frost/Nixon interviews. It has been tailored to Virginia legal ethics. The three-hour programs will be September 10 in Fairfax, September 11 in Charlottesville, September 12 in Virginia Beach, and September 13 in Richmond. They have three MCLE ethics credits. For more information and to register go to the Virginia CLE website at: https://www.vacle.org/product.aspx?zpid=4426. 58 VIRGINIA LAWYER | June/July 2013 | Vol. 62 www.vsb.org

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