"You've been served (but it's not what you think!):
A Lawyer's Commitment to Service"
Contrary to popular opinion and a great number of unfunny jokes, attorneys provide invaluable services our communities, our profession, and to our clients. Please join the University of Richmond Law School Council in a symposium exploring service to the public, service to the profession of law, and service to clients.
Please register online above by March 22, 2017.
What to Expect
DOWNLOADABLE AGENDA [PDF]
Morning Pro Bono Panel: Service to the Community 1.0 (1.0 Ethics)
The "Service to the Community" panel presentation will discuss Model Rule of Professional Responsibility 6.1, creating and sustaining a culture of service, policies and initiatives, and how to define “pro bono”. The presentation will include a variety of attorney perspectives, the pro bono culture and address the issue of whether there are any downsides to service.
Moderated by: Professor Tara Casey, Director of the Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service at the University of Richmond School of Law.
- John Whitfield, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Legal Services
- George Hettrick, Managing Partner of Hunton & Williams Pro Bono Offices, Chair of Pro Bono Leadership Committee
- W. Benjamin Pace, Partner, Williams Mullen
Afternoon Panel: Client Service (No CLE Credit)
The presentation will offer a panel of attorneys discussing the scope of client service, various billing structures, and the pros and cons of client service models based on client-type. Discussions will include, among others, client service pertaining to individual and corporate clients, those involved in family law matters, and the attorney-client.
Moderated by: Jim Guy, Immediate Past President of The Virginia Bar Association, Partner and Energy Industry Team Leader at LeClairRyan.
- Nupur Bal, Shareholder, DeFazio Bal
- Steven Gould, Principal, ByrnesGould PLLC
- Kevin Martingayle, Bischoff Martingayle, P.C.
- Michael Quinan, Partner, Christian & Barton, LLP, General Counsel, The Virginia Bar Association
MCLE Credit Hours
1.0 (1.0 Ethics)