Averting Disaster! How to Avoid Common Advocacy Mistakes.

This program is designed to help new practitioners (and seasoned attorneys) avoid the common mistakes that lawyers make inside  and outside of the courtroom as well as provide advice to all attorneys on how to more effectively litigate & negotiate on behalf of your client. The panelists will include the Honorable B. Waugh Crigler (Ret.), former U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Virginia, now of the McCammon Group, the Honorable Thomas B. Hoover (Ret.), formerly of the 9th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, and now of The McCammon Group and the Honorable Lawrence B. Cann, Richmond General District Court, 13th Judicial District of Virginia. Joel R. McClellan, an attorney at Marks & Harrison, will moderate the panel. All CLE registrants are invited to join us for a Happy Hour afterwards just a block away at Capital Ale House. Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be provided (included in registration fee).

DATE: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
TIME: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST: $75 for members/$85 after February 28th, $150 nonmembers/ $160 after February 28th
MCLE CREDIT:
 This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of credit

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Convict to Citizen: Perspectives on the Restoration of Civil Rights

Join experts, Stuart A. Raphael, Solicitor General of Virginia; Hope Amezquita, Staff Attorney and Legislative Counsel for the Virginia ACLU; Anthony F. Troy of Eckert Seamans; and an expungement practitioner as they discuss the legal processes related to the restoration of civil rights post-conviction. Panelists will focus on the Howell v. McAuliffe case, the expungement process and the restoration of rights for the wrongly convicted, using the Norfolk Four as an example. Following the general discussion questions and comments from attendees are encouraged.

DATE: Thursday, March 30, 2017 
TIME: 
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 
2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST: 
$75 for members/$85 after March 23rd, $150 nonmembers/ $160 after March 23rd
MCLE CREDIT: 
This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of credit

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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: The Practical & Legal Considerations of a Business Divorce

This CLE will provide a primer on business and what it involves, including a discussion on how to recognize when a business divorce may be the best course of action for an organization that is not currently considering it. In addition to discussing their own experiences, the speakers will address the statutory mechanisms for triggering a seperation, ethical considerations for counsel to the organization, and the unique challenges facing parties in litigation of this nature. Speakers: W. Michael Holm, LeClairRyan; Stephen M. Faraci, Sr., LeClairRyan; and C. Matthew Haynes, LeClairRyan

DATE: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
TIME: 
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 
2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST: 
$75 for members/$85 after April 18th, $150 nonmembers/ $160 after April 18th
MCLE CREDIT: 
This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of credit

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Making Sense of Numbers: An Accounting & Finance Primer for Attorneys & Specialized Topics in Litigation

Please join the experts from Protiviti for an accounting primer that will address; 1) analysis of financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows, 2) financial ratios, and what they mean, 3) footnotes to financial statements, and their usefulness, and 4) terminology.   The subject matter for the litigation topics will include; 1) commercial litigation damage theories and concepts, 2) damage period implications. 3) damage calculations, and 4) specific considerations in damages preparation. Speakers are: Alicia Moosally, Protiviti; Heather Williams, Protiviti; and Rob Smith, Protiviti.

DATE: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
TIME: 
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 
2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST: 
$75 for members/$85 after April 19th, $150 nonmembers/ $160 after April 19th
MCLE CREDIT: 
This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of credit

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2017 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 2016 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: Thursday, May 4, 2017
TIME: 
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 
2nd Floor Conference Room, 707 E. Main Street
COST: 
$75 for members/$85 after April 27th, $150 nonmembers/ $160 after April 27th
MCLE CREDIT: 
This program has been approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of credit

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