Class Descriptions

Our Fall CLE programs feature interesting, timely topics presented by the area’s leading attorneys and judges.

“In Transition: The Ethics of Switching Firms”

Join James M. McCauley, Ethics Counsel with the Virginia State Bar, at this one-hour ethics CLE seminar that will address the ethical issues arising when lawyers move between firms.  This program also focuses on a client’s rights with respect to the departing attorney.  Get the facts now before you or your firm is faced with this precarious predicament.

DATE: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
TIME:  4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST: $25 for members ($35 after Oct. 14) – $37.50 for non-members ($47.50 after Oct. 14)
MCLE CREDIT: This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of ethics credit.

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“Warning Signs: Attorney Impairment”

This one-hour ethics CLE seminar addresses attorney impairment, including substance abuse and mental health issues.  This seminar also addresses impairment proceedings.  Panelists are the Honorable William C. Mims, Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Barbara Ann Williams, Deputy General Counsel at McGuireWoods LLP and James M. McCauley, Ethics Counsel at the Virginia State Bar.

DATE: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
TIME:  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST: $25 for members ($35 after Oct. 14) – $37.50 for non-members ($47.50 after Oct. 14)
MCLE CREDIT: This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education 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 Honorable Barbara J. Gaden of the Richmond General District Court, The Honorable Richard D. Taylor of the Richmond Circuit Court and the Honorable B. Waugh Crigler (Ret.).  Moderated by Amanda DeBerry of the Boleman Law Firm.

DATE: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
TIME:  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST: $50 for members (late fee waived for RBA members) – $65 for non-members ($75 after Oct. 15)
MCLE CREDIT: This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 2.0 hours of credit.

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“Cocktail Party Law I: Drunks, Dogs & Guns: A Basic Primer in DUI, Traffic, Animal Law and Gun Law”

This CLE, first in a two-part series on common legal questions which nonlawyers may ask lawyers in a social context, will provide basic knowledge to all practioners about the relevant law and procedures when a client gets a DUI or another related traffic offense.  It will also include basic information about your rights and responsibilities related to dangerous dogs, dog bites, and animal neglect and will address basic firearms law such as permits, concealed carry rules and practical advice for gun owners.  Speakers are the Hon. Thomas A. Garrett, Jr. of the Senate of Virginia, Chris A. Bain of  BainSheldon and K. Michelle Welch of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office.

DATE: Thursday, October 30, 2014
TIME:  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST: $50 for members ($60 after Oct. 23) – $65 for non-members ($75 after Oct. 23)
MCLE CREDIT: This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 2.0 hours of credit.

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