Upcoming & Past Speaking Engagements

Virginia Landry’s next presentation will be delivered for NACDL & NCDD’s 21st Annual “DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity® - The Rock Stars of DUI Defense” Seminar at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, October 5th through October 7, 2017. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense are partnering up again for this highly anticipated annual program. Attorney Landry, Regent and Board Member of NCDD, will be speaking on “Opening Statements to Sway the Jurors”. Virginia is highly sought after by various associations across the country to share her wealth of knowledge and expertise.

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On April 8, 2017, Attorney Landry spoke for the California DUI Lawyer’s Association in Fresno, California. The topic, “DUID Voir Dire & Openings” was engaging and informative.

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On 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.

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!”

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.

On 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 is scheduled to speak 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 will be speaking for NCDD/NACDL Las Vegas session from September 11th through September 13th 2014. Learn more or register at: http://www.nacdl.org/LegalEducation.aspx?id=16284.

Virginia will be participating and speaking to 150 DUI attorneys from across the nation in Boston from July 24 – July 26th 2014. Click here for more information.

Attorney Virginia Landry will be instructing 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 enforcement.

Virginia Landry will be presenting at a seminar being held in Las Vegas, Nevada for the National College of DUI Defense. The event will be held between September 11, 2014 through September 14, 2014. Virginia will be discussing a topic on DUI related cases.

On April 3rd, 2014, Attorney Virginia Landry will be speaking for the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar - DUI Seminar on April 3-4. She will be discussing Ethics in Criminal Law.

On October 11, 2013, Attorney Virginia L. Landry will be leading the instruction on the proper and improper administration of the SFSTs. Virginia and has since become a certified instructor in this SFST training program through NHTSA and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

On Wednesday, 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).

On 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 instructors.

On 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.

On 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.

From 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.

On 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.

On 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.

On 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.

On 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.

On 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.

On March 22-24, 2012, attorney Virginia Landry will be a presenter for the 19th 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.

On 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.

On 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.

On 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.

On June 3-4, 2011, attorney Virginia Landry spoke at California Public Defender's Association, DUI Defense Practice Institute-Topic: DMV hearing presentation

On 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

On October 18, 2010, attorney Virginia Landry was a Speaker at Chapman Law School Wellness week. Topic: DUI Presentation with Q&A.

On 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.

On 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.

On 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: http://www.ocwla.org/

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.

On February 12, 2009, Attorney Virginia Landry was a guest lecturer at Chapman Law School during their annual Wellness Week focusing on How to Avoid a DUI. As a specialist concerning Driving Under the Influence allegations in Orange County, California , 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 student volunteer

On 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 California attorneys.

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