Class Descriptions

“Competence, Communications and Conflicts 2015 Update”

This program will feature a discussion of VA RPC 1.1 Competence, 1.4 Communication and Rules, 1.7 & 1.8 Conflicts of Interest, Hypotheticals illustrating how rule violations trigger ethics complaints and malpractice claims will be  highlighted.  Speakers for the seminar are Thomas Auth, Regional Sales Director and Claim Attorney for Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, and Jeff Geiger, general counsel and group leader of the business and professional liability litigation practice at Sands Anderson PC.

DATE:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015
TIME:  4:00 – 500 p.m.
LOCATION:  2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST:  $37.50 for members ($47.50 after October 14th) – $75 for non-members ($85 after October 14th)
MCLE CREDIT:  This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 1.0 hour of ethics credit

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“Hot Topics in Legal Ethics”

Join Jim McCauley, Ethics Counsel of the Virginia State Bar, for an update on recent developments in legal ethics and professional responsibility.  Mr. McCauley will cover recent legal ethics opinions and Supreme Court rulings with a special focus on the hot topic of non-lawyer participation in the legal services market. Additional topics Mr. McCauley will discuss include technology, lawyers leaving law firms and the future of law practice.

DATE:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015
TIME:  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST:  $37.50 for members ($47.50 after October 14th) – $75 for non-members ($85 after October 14th)
MCLE CREDIT:  This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 1.0 hour of ethics credit

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“Common Young Lawyer Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them): Advice from the Bench”

This program is designed to help new practitioners (and seasoned attorneys) avoid the common mistakes that young lawyers have made inside and outside of the courtroom. The panelists will include the Hon. Barbara J. Gaden of the Richmond General District Court, the Hon. Pamela S. Baskervill (Ret.), formerly of the Petersburg Circuit Court and now of The McCammon Group, and the Hon. Thomas B. Hoover (Ret.), formerly o f the 9th Judicial Circuit of Virginia and now of The McCammon Group. The panel will be moderated by Amanda E. DeBerry of the Boleman Law Firm.

DATE:  Tuesday, October 27, 2015
TIME:  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST:  $75 for members ($85 after October 20th) – $150 for non-members ($160after October 20th)
MCLE CREDIT:  This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of credit

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