Class Descriptions

“2015 Legislative Update”

The Bar’s Legislative Update seminar is back by popular demand!  Meade A. Spotts of Spotts Fain PC is assembling and will moderate a panel covering the legislation enacted or amended by the General Assembly during the 2015 legislative session.  Join him and a panel of Senators and Delegates as they bring you up to date on the hot topics in business, real estate, commerce and labor legislation.

DATE:  Tuesday, April 7, 2015
TIME:  4:00p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST:  $50 for members ($60 after March 31) – $65 for non-members ($75 after March 31)
MCLE CREDIT:  This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of credit

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“Cocktail Party Law II:  The Not-So-Civil Side of Civil Law – Death, Divorce, Nosy Neighbors, and Disgruntled Employees: A Basic Primer in Trust/Estates, Family, Community Association, and Employment Law”

This CLE, second in a two-part series on common legal questions which nonlawyers may ask lawyers in a social context, will provide basic knowledge to all practitioners about the relevant law and procedures when a client contemplates divorce or needs a will. The CLE will also include basic information about strategies and responsibilities related to inconsiderate neighbors and difficult associations, and it will address basic issues of which all employers should be mindful. Speakers include Bruce Mertens of Sands Anderson, Alicia Finley of Barnes and Diehl, Lucia Ann “Pia” Trigiani of Mercer Trigiani, and Annemarie Cleary of Eckert Seamans.

DATE:  Tuesday, April 28, 2015
TIME:  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST:  $50 for members ($60 after April 2) – $65 for non-members ($75 after April 2)
MCLE CREDIT:  This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of credit

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“Trying Personal Injury Cases in General District Court – No Longer the Wild, Wild West”

This seminar will cover trying personal injury cases in “General District Court, with a particular emphasis on aspects of personal injury litigation unique to that forum. Given the rise of personal injury litigation in General District Court, this seminar is intended for both new and more seasoned practitioners. Presenters will be the Hon. Barbara J. Gaden, City of Richmond General District Court, Kelly Martin, Tronfeld West & Durrett, and Chris Jones, Morris & Morris.

DATE:  Thursday, April 30, 2015
TIME:  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST:  $50 for members ($60 after April 23) – $65 for on-members ($75 after April 23)
MCLE CREDIT:  This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of credit

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“Defamation, Business Conspiracy, and Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations or Economic Advantage: The Triple Crown of Virginia Business Torts”

Join us for an insightful combination of perspectives – from both the bench and bar – on three of the most common business torts pled under Virginia law. The Hon. Catherine C. Hammond, Henrico Circuit Court, having prosecuted and defended business torts in private practice before joining the judiciary, and Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP, one of the foremost experts on Virginia defamation law, will provide a practical overview on these seminal business torts, including providing strategies to implement and pitfalls to avoid to effectively pursue and defend litigation in these areas.

DATE:  Thursday, May 7, 2015
TIME:  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST:  $50 for members ($60 after April 30) – $65 for on-members ($75 after April 30)
MCLE CREDIT:  This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of credit

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“Electronic Records: Discovery, Production, and Protection”

As more records are maintained electronically, attorneys are faced with increasing requests for electronic versions of documents and the data tied to their storage and accessibility. From medical records to corporate policies and procedures to social media, electronic records are rapidly emerging at the center of discovery conflicts. Hear from a panel of experienced practitioners about how to investigate electronically maintained records, what discovery requests to issue and how to respond to requests, and how much protection is afforded to this type of data.  Speakers are Bryan Thornton, Director of NetReaction, Sean P. Byrne, Esq. of Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C. and Stacy Wilson, a paralegal at Moran, Reeves & Conn PC.

DATE:  Thursday, May 14, 2015
TIME:  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST:  $50 for members ($60 after May 7) – $65 for on-members ($75 after May 7)
MCLE CREDIT:  This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of credit

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