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University of Richmond School of Law Free Spring Symposium
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University of Richmond School of Law Free Spring Symposium
University of Richmond School of Law Free Spring Symposium


When: Thursday, March 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: The University of Richmond School of Law Moot Court
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, Virginia  23173
United States
Kylie Hinson

Phone: (804) 644-0041

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

"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


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.

Panelists include:

  • 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.

Panelists include:

  • 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)


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