Bench-Bar Conference 2021

Event Details

Bench-Bar Conference 2021

The Bench-Bar Conference is designed to promote discussion on issues of interest to judges and lawyers and provide an opportunity for each to offer their reactions and feedback. The format features breakout sessions allowing groups of judges and lawyers to actively discuss topics of interest in their individual areas of practice. Included in the cost of the conference is admission to the Richmond Bar luncheon and a continental breakfast reception with members of the judiciary.

Time: 9:00 a.m. Р12:15 p.m
Date: October 28, 2021
Location: Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 S. 12th Street, Richmond

Cost: $100 ($110 after October 8th)
Special rate for lawyers practicing less than 6 years – $80.00 ($90 after October 8th)
Public sector attorney $80 ($90 after October 8th)

This program has been approved by the VA MCLE Board for 3.0 hours of credit. CLE materials be e-mailed to attendees approximately one week prior to the conference. Participants will also receive materials on a flash drive upon check-in on the day of the event.


Or call the Bar office at 804-780-0700 to register

8:00 – 8:55 a.m. – Registrations/Continental Breakfast Reception with the Judges (Sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company)

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Break-Out Sessions (1.5 hrs of MCLE credit)
State & Federal Civil Practice – “Evidence and Etiquette”
Panelists: Hon. Mark R. Colombell; Hon. Jacqueline S. McClenney; Christopher E. Malone
Moderator: T. Michael Blanks, Jr.

Criminal Practice – “Criminal Legislative Update”
Panelists: Kristin J. Howard; Shannon L. Taylor; Maria Jankowski
Moderator: Steven A. Mutnick

Domestic Relations Practice – “OMG, Who Do I Call? The Initial Investigative State of a Child Abuse Case”
Panelists: Lisa Wright; Adrienne E. Gardner; Briana Valentino; Gretchen Icard Brown; Toni M. Randall
Moderator: Hon. Mary E. Langer
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break (Sponsored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly)

10:45 – 12:15 p.m. – Break-Out Sessions (1.5 hrs of MCLE credit)
State & Federal Civil Practice – “Civil Legislative Update”
Panelists: Joyvan Malbon-Griffin; Leslie A.T. Haley; Michael Yager
Moderator: Darius K. Davenport

Criminal Practice – “Sentencing Reform”
Panelists: Hon. Matthew J. Quatrara; Hon. William E. Jarvis; Meredith Farrar-Owens
Moderator: Hon. Randall G. Johnson, Jr.

Domestic Relations Practice – “The Child Has Spoken. Now, How Do I Get the Evidence Admitted?”
Panelists: Hon. Frederick G. Rockwell III; Hon. Stuart L. Williams, Jr.; Mathew R. Morris; Michael HuYung; Jeannine Panzera; Jill A.F. Gasper
Moderator: Lauren K. Grant
12:30 – 1:45 Richmond Bar Association Luncheon – remarks by the Hon. Marla Graff Decker, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of VA (no MCLE credit offered) (Sponsored by The McCammon Group)


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2021-10-28 9:00:00
2021-10-28 12:15:00
Bench-Bar Conference
Bench-Bar Conference
Richmond Omni Hotel
Sharon Potter