Upcoming & Past Speaking Engagements
October 29, 2016, Attorney Landry will be speaking on a panel for the California Attorneys
for Criminal Justice (CACJ) at the “CACJ Rules of the Road Seminar”
in Palm Springs, California. Attorney Landry will be speaking on Jury
Selection, her expertise and years of practicing highly sought after by
the legal industry nationwide. The event will be held at the Renaissance
Palm Springs Hotel. This seminar provides the latest in legal and tactical
updates for DUI practitioners.
Virginia Landry has been invited to speak on a Trial Strategy and Skills
Panel for the Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association. This event
will take place on
October 27, 2016 at 5:00pm in the Original Mike’s located in the city of Santa Ana.
OCCDBA promotes the interests of the private criminal defense attorneys
in Orange County and offers several seminars each month to earn continuing
legal education credits.
The National College for DUI Defense will be holding the Fall 2016 session
“DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity - High Gear Defenses For Getting
to Victory Lane," scheduled from
September 22, 2016 through
September 24, 2016. This session is co-sponsored by the National Association of Criminal
Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Attorney Virginia Landry, Regent and Board Member
with the NCDD, will be presenting three different sessions. On September
23rd, she will be presenting “Making Your Office Work," in
which she will discuss maximizing productivity and efficiency for legal
professionals in the office. That same day, Virginia will be presenting
“Preparing for Cross and Direct of Experts.” In this seminar,
Virginia will discuss how to use cross-examination to win your trial,
pointed checklists for toxicology experts, and different kinds of strategies
when direct and cross-examining experts. On September 24th, Virginia will
present “Cross of the Blood Laboratory and Alcohol Technician."
In this workshop, Virginia will provide tools and demonstrations for effective
questioning of the BLAT technician at trial. This session will be held
at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Click here for more information on "Making Your Office Work."
Click here for more information on “Preparing for Cross and Direct
Virginia Landry’s next presentation will be delivered during the
National College for DUI Defense, 2016 Summer Session. The 4-day long
seminar will take place in Cambridge Massachusetts, Austin Hall, at the
Harvard Law School beginning July 20 through July 23, 2016. Virginia’s
presentation titled “Just Say NO to Losing Your client’s Commercial
or Professional License” will discuss how attorneys can protect
clients’ professional licenses while under investigation or while
facing criminal charges. Professional licenses include Healthcare (Medical
Board, Board of Registered Nursing, Dental Board), Financial (Insurance
Broker, Real Estate Broker, Salesperson), Attorney Bar Licenses and other
Occupational Licenses including Auto Dealer, Residential Care Facility
and Family Day Care. You won’t want to miss this engaging and informative event!
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Attorney Virginia Landry will be presenting for the Orange County Bar Association,
Trusts & Estates Law section. The seminar will be held on Wednesday,
June 8, 2016 at 12:00pm. Location: Grand Catered Events located at 300 South Flower
Street in Orange. Topic and Description: The Department of Motor Vehicles
monitors the health, safety and points assessed for California drivers.
This lunch presentation will provide you with an overview of the process
related to driver’s license issues for your clients, family and
friends! Virginia will also cover the Administrative Process for the DMV
with a variety of hearing types as well as touch upon impairment issues
including medication and alcohol.
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July 30, 2015, Attorney Virginia Landry was the guest and headline presenter for The
Long Beach Bar Association Criminal Law Section held at the Long Beach
Superior Courthouse. Attorney Landry spoke on the “Nuts and Bolts”
for handling DUI cases and DMV Administrative Per Se hearings in relation
to DUIs. The speaking engagement provided 1 hour of Mandatory Continuing
Legal Education for the legal professionals who attended this informative seminar.
Attorney Virginia Landry was a speaker for the New Mexico Bar Association on
October 24, 2014. The seminar venue will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The topic of the
presentation will be "Trial Tactics and Breath Testing Cases"
Virginia delivered a presentation for NCDD/NACDL Las Vegas session from
th through September 13
th 2014. Learn more or register at:
Virginia participated and spoke to 150 DUI attorneys from across the nation
in Boston from
July 24 – July 26
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Attorney Virginia Landry instructed a group of participants in the "DWI
Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course" from
June 20, 2014 through
June 22, 2014. The course curriculum is approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of
Police (ICAP). This extensive program consists of the proper administration
of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) administered by all law
April 3rd, 2014, Attorney Virginia Landry spoke at the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar -
DUI Seminar. She discussed Ethics in Criminal Law.
October 11, 2013, Attorneys Virginia L. Landry will be leading the instruction on the proper
and improper administration of the SFSTs. Virginia has participated in
this course as a student and has since become a certified instructor in
this SFST training program through NHTSA and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
October 9, 2013, the Newport Harbor Bar Association will be presenting an MCLE program on
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) in a Nutshell. Attorney Virginia
Landry will be walking attendees through the three standardized field
sobriety tests: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), Walk-and-Turn (WAT),
and One-Leg Stand (OLS).
October 3 – October 5, 2013, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the National
College of DUI Defense (NCDD) is hosting its 17th Annual DWI Means Defend
with Ingenuity seminar at Cesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Virginia
Landry will present on voir dire techniques in which they will assist
attendees in enhancing their jury selection skills. Participants will
also engage in actual voir dire exercises and receive feedback from the
September 26, 2013, attorney Virginia Landry was a Speaker at Chapman Law School Wellness week.
The topic presented was on DUI's and frequently asked questions.
June 27, 2013, attorney Virginia Landry spoke for the Criminal Specialty Section of
the Orange County Paralegal Association. Her presentation titled, "Domestic
Violence Cases Including Cases Resulting in Death", included details
regarding how domestic violence is defined in the State of California,
the types of domestic violence and penalties for domestic violence.
April 19, 2013 through
April 21, 2013, attorney Virginia Landry instructed a group of participants in the "DWI
Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course"
held at the Hilton Hotel in Irvine. The course curriculum is approved
by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the
International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP). This extensive program
consists of the proper administration of the Standardized Field Sobriety
Tests (SFSTs) administered by all law enforcement.
March 27, 2013, attorney Virginia Landry was a Speaker at Chapman Law School Wellness
week. She discussed DUI's and answered many frequently asked questions.
January 17, 2013 through
January 18, 2013, attorney Virginia Landry presented for the National College of DUI Defense
(NCDD) Winter Session. Attorney Landry gave an extensive presentation
on Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and the administrative procedures
associated with these specific tests. Although these tests have not been
scientifically validated, these tests are continued to be used by law
enforcement to determine whether a person has been driving while impaired
by alcohol or other substances.
October 24, 2012, attorney Virginia Landry presented for the Criminal Specialty Section
of the Orange County Paralegal Association. Her presentation, named "Timing
is Everything In DUI Cases – The Do's and Don'ts" consisted
of time frames to be aware of in a DUI case, things you should never say
to law enforcement and common "probable cause" issues.
October 18, 2012 through
October 20, 2012, attorney Virginia Landry attended and presented for the National Association
of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the National College of DUI Defense
(NCDD) at the annual seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attorney Landry presented
on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST's) and discussed three
standardized tests: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk-and-Turn, and One-Leg Stand.
March 25-29, 2012, attorney Virginia Landry is scheduled to speak at the exclusive and prestigious
American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego. The topic of
the presentation will be "Complex Pharmacology in DUI Drug Prosecution,
a Criminal Case Study: When uppers, downers, and alcohol are mixed, there
still has to be proof of impairment.
March 22-24, 2012, attorney Virginia Landry will be a presenter for the 19
th Annual Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI cases in a mock trial presentation
sponsored by the National College for DUI Defense. The meeting will be
held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
March 4, 2012, attorney Virginia Landry presented for California State University Fullerton,
at the Pi Kappa Alpha Colony meeting on DUI Awareness for Under and Over
21 Year Old Students. The meeting was attended by 75 young business leaders
and students with handouts and practical advice being discussed.
February 23, 2012, Virginia presented for the Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association.
Her presentation was related to current DUI and DMV legislation and application
for practicing attorneys in California.
November 4-6, 2011, attorney Virginia Landry spoke at California Association of Toxicologist's
Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Glendale, CA. Topic: People v. McNeal.
This case concerns generic DUI charges and the introduction of partition
ratio evidence to rebut the presumption of being under the influence of alcohol.
June 3-4, 2011, attorney Virginia Landry spoke at California Public Defender's Association,
DUI Defense Practice Institute-Topic: DMV hearing presentation.
November 2, 2010, attorney Virginia Landry was a Speaker for West Orange County Bar Association
held at El Torito restaurant in
Westminster. Topic: Recent Updates in DUI Law.
October 18, 2010, attorney Virginia Landry was a Speaker at Chapman Law School Wellness week.
Topic: DUI Presentation with Q&A.
June 5, 2010, attorney Virginia Landry spoke at a seminar held at the Kona Kai hotel
in San Diego for the California Public Defender's Association. Virginia
engaged the audience with the topic titled "New Development Strategies for
DMV hearings and License Issues." Virginia discussed juvenile driver violations,
under 21 driver violations, commercial driver's license privileges
and out of state licensed drivers. She also discussed the two aspects
involved when one is arrested for a DUI: the administrative hearing with
the DMV and the criminal case with the court. Virginia Landry is committed
to providing educational information concerning the DMV and court issues.
May 20, 2010 and
April 28, 2010, attorneys from the Law Offices of Virginia Landry were involved and spoke
to high school students at Canyon High School in
Anaheim and Rossier Park High School in Buena Park, respectively. This program,
called Choices and Consequences, is a DUI prevention program for high
school students headed by Judge Kimberly Menninger from the Orange County
Superior Court. The purpose of this program is to review the consequences
of making risky choices and to help students realize the effects that
their decision can have by seeing it happen in front of their eyes in
real life with real life cases. An actual sentencing was conducted in
front of the student body with the District Attorney, Defense Attorney,
the Defendants and the Judge conducting formal sentencing.
September 1, 2009, Attorney Virginia Landry will be speaking at the Turnip Rose to give
OCWLA members and guests the benefit of her accumulated knowledge and
years of experience regarding how to represent clients who have been charged
with DUI. For more information, please visit:
For the second year, Attorney Virginia Landry will be speaking to high
school students in Orange County, California as part of “Real DUI
Court in Schools” a program aimed at teenagers. The Choices and
Consequences School Program is a DUI prevention program funded through
a grant received through the California Administrative Office of the Courts,
headed by Judge Kimberly Menninger. An actual sentencing will be conducted
in front of the student assembly with the District Attorney, Defense Attorney,
the Defendant and the Judge conducting formal sentencing. Each participant
will be able to share their experiences with the assembly and counselors
and other guest speakers will participate in the visual presentation.
The dangers of alcohol, drugs and distracted driving among young adults
are the primary focus.
February 12, 2009, Attorney
Virginia Landry was a guest lecturer at
during their annual Wellness Week focusing on How to Avoid a DUI. As a
specialist concerning Driving Under the Influence allegations in
, DUI Attorney
Virginia Landry gave the law students a practical overview of DUI investigation from a
law enforcement perspective. The investigation process included Phase
One: The Vehicle in Motion, where the officer makes a determination to
detain a driver; Phase Two: Personal Contact, where the officer is looking
for a way to get the driver out of the car for further investigation;
Phase Three: Pre-Arrest Screening which is where the hand-eye-gait coordination
tests are conducted along with an interview; and Phase Four: Chemical
Testing, where determinations of what substances and how much are in the
person’s system are done by blood, breath or urine testing. A practical
demonstration of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing was given with a
February 21, 2009, Attorney
Virginia Landry spoke for the tenth year at the Bridging the Gap program sponsored by
the Orange County Bar Association at the Central Justice Center in
Santa Ana, California. As a recognized expert in Driving Under the Influence cases,
Virginia spoke about the issues that new attorneys would have in accurately advising
their clients about a Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
and the related Department of Motor Vehicles Administrative Per Se hearing
process. Practical tips were given to assist attorneys who would be representing
persons accused, as well as a working guideline for attorneys not working
directly with criminal defense to evaluate and refer to specialists. A
brief overview of other DMV hearings was also provided, including Physical
and Mental Examinations, Negligent Operator Hearings, Fatality Cases and
Fraud Evaluations. The Bridging the Gap Program is held in February and
July each year and is free to new