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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


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

The Labor Relations and Employment Law Section of the VBA presents its 47th Annual Conference, taking place September 14-16, 2017, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Registration

Register online above or by downloading the PDF below and mailing, faxing or emailing it to the VBA office.

PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM [PDF]

Fees

  • VBA Labor Relations and Employment Law Section Member: $350
  • VBA Member (not a section member): $400
  • Non-VBA Member: $430
  • Public Sector Attorney: $320

Book Your Room

Hilton Norfolk The Main

Call 757-763-6200 or reserve online by August 22, 2017, for a special room rate of $160 a night.

What to Expect

MCLE Credits: 13.5 (2.5 Ethics) Approved

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

Thursday, September 14

  • Young Lawyers Division Seminar
  • Early Bird Ethics

Friday, September 15

  • Annual Update on Labor & Employment Law Developments
  • Ineffective Litigation Techniques & What Lawyers Do That Annoys Judges
  • Annual Traditional Labor Law Update

Saturday, September 16

  • Recent Developments Regarding the First Amendment in the Workplace with Rod Smolla
  • Wage and Hour Update

 

Real Estate Section Annual Fall Social and CLEOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

The Real Estate Section the VBA is hosting its annual fall social, networking and education event.  We are excited to host VBA Real Estate Section members and non-members at Michael Shaps Wineworks Extended in Charlottesville for a one-hour CLE (approval pending), "Be a Good Dam Lawyer…Navigating Virginia’s Regulation and Requirements for Impounding Structures.”

Join other real estate practitioners from across Virginia after the CLE to learn more about our Section, network, socialize and enjoy wines, by the glass or bottle, from Michael Shaps Wineworks (all wine available with cash bar). Wine tastings are available for $15 per person.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Education/CLE

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. - Networking/Social and Wine Tasting (Optional)

RSVP Above!

Pun Intended

"Be a Good Dam Lawyer…Navigating Virginia’s Regulation and Requirements for Impounding Structures."

Presented by J. Duncan Pitchford and Kathy Wright. 1.0 MCLE Credit anticipated.

Unless specifically excluded, all dams in Virginia are subject to the Dam Safety Act, with more than 2,900 regulated “Impounding Structures” found throughout the commonwealth. The ownership of a dam by a locality or private entity carries with it significant obligations that all attorneys representing land owners or localities must become familiar with. This one-hour course will help real estate and general practitioners navigate Virginia’s dam regulations and dam ownership obligations, including dam maintenance, inspections, construction, alteration, costs and funding.

 

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

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

Register today

Register online by clicking the link above, or fill out the below PDF and send to the VBA office via mail, fax or email. Seating is limited, so be sure to act quickly.

Registration Form [PDF]

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 of CLE and CME credit, including 1.5 hours of Ethics.

The symposium features four presentations with notable speakers, beginning at 10 a.m. and adjourning at 4 p.m. 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. 

Reception and Parking Information

A reception will follow immediately after the educational programs, and we encourage you to stick around to continue the discussion.

Parking will be validated. Enter the parking deck through the Parking/Delivery entrance and drive through the gates. Please park on level P3.

Become a member

The Joint ADR Committee is comprised of members of The Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. Annual dues are just $25. Want to know more?

Join the Committee

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Gold Level

  • Joan S. Morrow, Esq.
  • The McCammon Group
  • Troutman Sanders LLP

Silver Level

  • CMG Foundation
  • Juridical Solutions PLC
  • Karen L. Keyes, Esq.
  • LeClairRyan
  • O'Hagan Meyer
  • Spotts Fain PC

Bronze Level

  • Cyril F. Coombs, Esq.
  • Franklin Solutions
  • Marshall Yoder, Esq.
  • Positive Solutions Group, LLC

 

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.

MCLE: 7.0 (2.0 Ethics) (Anticipated)

Preliminary Agenda

Registration Open

Register by Sept. 14 to get a discounted registration. VBA Corporate Counsel Section members save even more! Register online above, or by emailing, mailing or faxing the fillable PDF form below to the VBA office.

PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM [PDF]

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

 

2017 YLD Fall MeetingOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

MCLE Credits: 4.0 (1.0 Ethics) Anticipated

Our formal program will begin Saturday morning with the meeting of the YLD Leadership Council, followed by CLE programming. Lunch will be provided.

We will end with a social event on Saturday afternoon/evening.

Check back for details as we get closer to the event.

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/17yldfall, 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

 

2nd Annual White Collar Criminal Law ForumOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

We hope you will be able to join the VBA Criminal Law Section and the VBA Law School Council at the University of Richmond for a half-day, fully packed CLE forum highlighting processes and updates in white-collar crime. The forum anticipates offering 4.5 (1 Ethics) hours of MCLE credit. The Virginia Bar Association is an accredited MCLE sponsor through the Virginia State Bar.

Express Your Interest

Registration is not yet open for this event. In the meantime, bookmark vba.org/17whitecollar, and 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

What to Expect

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

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/17health, 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

 

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

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/17tax, 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

 

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.

 

 

128th Annual MeetingOpen in a New Window

Please check back again nearer to the event, when we have more details to share.

If you are interested in information about sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising in conjunction with the 128th Annual Meeting, please contact the VBA at thevba@vba.org or by calling 804-644-0041. Or check online for additional details about how you can reach this audience and for ways to sign up online.

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About the painted image

KATHY DURDIN (W&M ’77)
Revolutionaries - Fife and Drums, 2009
Watercolor on paper
The President’s Collection of Art at The College of William & Mary
S-2017-01

 

128th Summer MeetingOpen in a New Window

Please check back again nearer to the event, when we have more details to share.

If you are interested in information about sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising in conjunction with the 128th Summer Meeting, please contact the VBA at thevba@vba.org or by calling 804-644-0041. If Virginia attorneys are part or all of your target market, this is a great way to connect with legal professionals across Virginia.

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