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Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)

MCLE Requirements

The Commonwealth of Virginia mandates 12 continuing legal education (CLE) hours, including 2 hours in ethics/professionalism and 4 hours from live programs.

  • MCLE completion deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
  • MCLE reporting deadline: Dec. 16, 2014
  • MCLE late filing deadline: Feb. 1, 2015

Failure to meet deadlines results in $100 fines.

Continuing Legal Education Programs

The Virginia Bar Association offers a wide variety of continuing legal educational programs to satisfy your MCLE credits. In 2014, so far, we've offered programming at our Annual Meeting, Spring Symposium, Bankruptcy Law Conference, Health Law Legislative Update and Summer Meeting. See below for a list of our upcoming programs or check out our CLE calendar.

MCLE Program Calendar

Online CLE

Unable to attend in person? No problem. The VBA offers all lawyers continuing legal education courses on demand through VBA Online CLE, written materials included. VBA members enjoy special discounts.

VBA Online CLE




Upcoming MCLE Programs


CLE and Washington Capitals vs. Nashville Predators hockeyOpen in a New Window

Join The Virginia Bar Association and Virginia CLE® at the Verizon Center to learn about ethical advocacy in civil litigation in the Center’s Board Room. Then enjoy dinner and refreshments in a club-level suite, where you can watch the Washington Capitals take on the Nashville Predators.

The seminar will be presented in a small-group learning environment and is limited to 22 attendees. MCLE Credit: 2.0 (1.0 Ethics). Plus, attendees will receive a coupon for a free 2-credit online seminar through Virginia CLE, for a total of 4.0 credit hours.

Hone your advocacy skills. Expect practical training from two prominent judges and a leading attorney in an intimate, workshop environment.

Topics

  • Common Virginia litigation myths worth debunking
  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • Effective trial strategies
  • How and when to use mediation to resolve disputes
  • Ethical obligations as officers of the court
  • Ethical obligations to opposing counsel at trial
  • Ethical obligations to your client at trial
  • Ethics of mediation

VBA-Member Faculty

The Honorable Daniel E. Ortiz, Fairfax County Circuit Court judge

The Honorable Stanley P. Klein (Retired), Fairfax County Circuit Court judge and currently a neutral for The McCammon Group

David J. Gogal, a principal at Blankingship & Keith in Fairfax

Schedule

Registration begins at 3:30. The seminar runs from 4 to 6 p.m., beginning with "Civil Litigation Practice Pointers," followed by "Ethical Considerations at Trial and During Mediation." Dinner at 6 p.m. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

Fees

Regular registration is $365. It includes the seminar, printed materials, game admission, dinner and beer, wine and soft drinks, plus the coupon for a free 2-credit online Virginia CLE seminar.

Want to bring a guest to the game? A $660 fee covers the above for the primary registrant plus one guest ticket for dinner, the game and suite admission.

Parking is not provided as part of the seminar but is available at nearby commercial lots. The Verizon Center is near the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station, on the Red Line, Yellow Line and Green Line. Get additional information on parking and transportation options.

Registration

Please register through the Virginia CLE for this program.

 

20th Annual Bankruptcy Law ConferenceOpen in a New Window

Book Your Room

Conference attendees benefit from a discounted overnight rate of $169 at the Kingsmill Resor in Williamsburg. Reserve your room by April 14 to take advantage of this special offer.

  • Reserve via phone by calling: 757-253-1703 and referencing The Virginia Bar Association

Express Your Interest

Check back in the coming weeks for details on programming and registration. In the meantime, mark your calendar and book your room! You can express your interest in receiving email updates as details become available.

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127th Summer MeetingOpen in a New Window

Bookmark this page or remember vba.org/vbasummer17 and return when more details are available.

Special features of this meeting include plans to present Virginia's first debate among the candidates for governor.

If you are interested in information about sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising in conjunction with the 127th Summer Meeting, please contact the VBA at 804-644-0041.

 

47th Annual Conference on Labor Relations and Employment LawOpen in a New Window

Express Your Interest

Check back in the coming months for details on programming and registration. In the meantime, mark your calendar and book your room! You can express your interest in receiving email updates as details become available.

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Book Your Room

A special room rate of $160/night is available to all conference attendees. Call 757-763-6200 and reference The Virginia Bar Association's Labor and Employment conference by August 22, 2017 to reserve your room. You can also visit the Hilton Norfolk online to take advantage of this special offer.

 

Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee SymposiumOpen in a New Window

Registration information is not yet available for this event. In the meantime, you can express your interest in receiving email updates as details become available.

 

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Symposium on the Future of ADROpen in a New Window

A Symposium on the Future of ADR is planned to be held in Richmond. Check back closer to the event for more details, including location.

The event will explore how Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) fits in now, and how negotiation and other ADR skills are critical for the future as the practice of law changes.

The Joint ADR Committee is organizing the symposium, which is expected to offer CLE and CME credit.

 

13th Annual Virginia Health Care Practitioners' RoundtableOpen in a New Window

This annual seminar, sponsored by the Health Law Section, is an all-day conference held at the Troutman Sanders offices in Richmond. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast. Programming, which consists of six presentations, runs from 9 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. The registration fee includes a boxed lunch.

Express Your Interest

Check back in the coming months for details on programming and registration. In the meantime, mark your calendar and bookmark vba.org/17health! You can express your interest in receiving email updates as details become available by clicking the button below.

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25th Annual Capital Defense WorkshopOpen in a New Window

This program, sponsored by the Criminal Law Section of The Virginia Bar Association, and financially assisted by the Virginia Law Foundation, is designed for criminal defense attorneys willing to accept appointment in capital cases. Part-time and full-time prosecutors may not attend the workshop, even though part of their practice may include court-appointed cases for criminal defendants.

Hotel Information

Conference attendees staying at the Hilton Short Pump can receive a reduced per night group rate of $145 by calling 804-364-3600 by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 26. Be sure to identify yourself as being with The Virginia Bar Association's Capital Defense Workshop.

Express Your Interest

Registration information is not yet available for this Workshop. In the meantime, you can express your interest in receiving email updates as details become available.

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Conference Agenda

Over the course of two days, attendees will hear notable speakers discuss pertinent cases and issues in criminal defense law.

The workshop provides the minimum of ten hours of specialized capital defense training, as required by § 19.2-163.8(B) of the Virginia Code. The conference begins Thursday with afternoon CLE programs. The conference continues on Friday for a full day of programming. Refreshments are provided throughout the two days, and attendees will receive a boxed lunch on Friday. Check back in the coming months for more detailed programming information.

 

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