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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


127th Summer MeetingOpen in a New Window

Programming Information

Our sections and committees have lined up a wide variety of CLE panels you won't want to miss at this year's 127th Summer Meeting. This statewide event will take place July 20-22, 2017, at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Please join the fun.

The preliminary brochure, mailed this spring to VBA members, contains a full list of CLE programs and all the related events and activities of the Summer Meeting. Attendees can choose from among 17 MCLE presentations to enhance their practices. The maximum MCLE Credits a registrant can receive is 7.5 (4.5 Ethics). All educational programs have been approved for credit by the Virginia State Bar.

Preliminary Brochure [PDF]

A Few Special Events

DEBATE -- The race to become the next governor of Virginia comes to Hot Springs during our meeting. Democrat Ralph S. Northam and Republican Edward W. "Ed" Gillespie will appear in the first face-to-face debate of the winners in the 2017 state primary elections. Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of "PBS NewsHour," moderates this free, public debate at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22. Sign-up and name badges are required to enter the debate hall.

Suggest a Debate Question

BANQUET ENTERTAINMENT -- This year's banquet includes after-dinner entertainment by best-selling authors David Baldacci and Adriana Trigiani. They will exchange thoughts and comments Friday evening, July 21, in the Grand Ballroom. Each Summer Meeting registration includes a banquet ticket.

Register Today!

Sign up online by clicking "Register" above. If you sign-in on vba.org, your registration form will be populated with your member information. We encourage you to sign in because it will save you time. If you do not have a log-in, you can request a new password or you can fill in all the contact information on your registration form.

You may also download and tab through the printable registration form to fill it out. Return the printable form to the VBA office by mail, fax or email.

Printable Registration Form

Book Rooms

The hotel is expected to be at full capacity during the VBA meeting. Act soon to request your lodging for the July 20-22 meeting.

Reservations at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until the room block has filled or until a deadline of July 6.

Room Request Form

Alternative Lodging

We're Going Green

Like last year, the VBA will provide all written materials for MCLE programming online only. That's right, no more heavy packets of paper to lug around the conference center. Bring your laptop or e-device, sign on to the conference center Wi-Fi and access your materials from our website. Prefer hard copies? Be sure to print at home or work before arriving at the Homestead. All registrants are being notified of the link to access MCLE written materials. 

Sponsor, Exhibit, Advertise

Encourage your firm or office and its vendors to promote their business to legal professionals across Virginia and support The Virginia Bar Association. Visit the overview page, or take these links to go directly to the sponsorships, or exhibitors or advertisers pages.

Act early to get the most benefit. Deadlines for inclusion in the meeting program, distributed on-site to all attendees, will be here before you know it:

  • Submit sponsor requests by June 23
  • Make exhibitor requests by July 1
  • Reserve advertising space by June 5

Twitter Hashtag

Social media can play a big role in broadening the reach of the VBA and its mission. Do you tweet? Tell your friends about the July meeting with the hashtag #vbasummer17 and the debate with #vbadebate. Find the VBA on Twitter at @VaBarAssn.

 

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.

Express your interest

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.

 

Symposium on Attracting 21st Century Clients and Efficiently Solving Their ProblemsOpen in a New Window

A Place at the Table: Symposium on Attracting 21st Century Clients and Efficiently Solving Their Problems

What to Expect

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 of the Virginia State Bar and The Virginia Bar Association is sponsoring the symposium, which seeks to offer 5 hours, including 1.5 hours of Ethics, of CLE and CME credit.

The symposium features four presentations with notable speakers, beginning at 10 a.m. and adjourning at 4 p.m. A reception will follow immediately after the educational programs, and we encourage you to stick around to continue the discussion. View a complete agenda by clicking the button below.

Symposium Agenda [PDF]

Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr.Luncheon speaker

The Honorable LeRoy F. Millette Jr. will speak over lunch (included in the registration fee) on the changing role of the lawyer in the 21st century. Justice Millette provides mediation and arbitration services as a neutral with The McCammon Group and is a member of the Joint ADR Committee Council. 

Stay up to date

Registration is not yet open for this event. In the meantime, bookmark vba.org/17jointadr and return later in the year for more details. You also may express your interest in receiving email updates as details become available.

Express your interest

 

19th Annual Corporate Counsel Fall ForumOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

This conference is designed to make the most of your time outside of the office. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the conference opens with a continental breakfast, and concludes at 5 p.m. with a reception. Don't miss the midday luncheon and opportunity to network with fellow in-house counsel and corporate law professionals.

Express Your Interest

Registration is not yet open for this event. In the meantime, bookmark vba.org/17ccff, and express your interest in receiving email updates as details become available.

Express your interest

Parking Information

The hotel offers valet parking for $25 a day. There are many parking areas around the Omni Richmond. Find which one works best for you.

 

Administrative Law Section Annual Fall Ethics CLEOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

This annual event, sponsored by the Administrative Law Section, is free of charge. Leslie A.T. Haley, of ParkHaley, LLC, and Marni E. Byrum, of McQuade Byrum PLLC, will present a 2 hour Ethics CLE program. This free event will fill up quickly. 

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark this page, and check back in the coming months for programming information. In the meantime, you can express your interest in receiving email updates as details become available.

Express your interest

 

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.

Express your interest

 

28th Annual Virginia Tax Practitioners' RoundtableOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

The roundtable is one of the best opportunities of the year to discuss state and local taxes in Virginia.

A hallmark of the roundtable is that it is a discussion based and not merely lectures. Please come with any cases you have pending in your own practice, problems, questions, strategies, tactics, etc. We want to focus on making this a learning and sharing experience in this area of law.

Express Your Interest

Bookmark vba.org/17Tax to stay up to date. In the meantime, you can express your interest in receiving email updates as details become available.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

 

23rd Annual Administrative Law ConferenceOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

The 23rd Annual Administrative Law Conference is scheduled to be another fully packed day of MCLE programming. Beginning in the morning with pastries and plenty of coffee, the conference will feature a number of panels on relevant administrative law issues and topics. Lunch is provided to all attendees, and scheduled breaks provide opportunities to connect with fellow practitioners. 

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/17admin, and check back in the coming months for information on registration. In the meantime, you can express your interest in receiving email updates as details become available.

Express your interest

Parking Information

Parking will be validated - park in the Troutman Sanders deck. Enter the building through the Parking/Delivery entrance and drive through the parking deck attendant/ticket booth gates. Continue up the parking ramp to levels P3-P6 and park in spaces marked for "Troutman Sanders Client Parking" or in any unreserved parking space. Take the parking elevator down to the Lobby level, then proceed to the office tower elevators up to the 15th floor. 

 

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.

Express your interest

Conference Agenda

10.5 hours of MCLE credit anticipated.

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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