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Meet you in the mountains

122nd VBA Summer Meeting

The Homestead, July 19-22

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Golf Clinics with Pros

Improve your driving and pitching at the Old Course Driving Range with hotel pros, courtesy of the SunTrust Legal Specialty Group. Choose from Friday or Saturday clinics, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sign up at the VBA Registration Desk.

Take a swing at the championship Cascades Course. Join VBA members and guests on the links for a golf tournament.  Reserve a tee time for Thursday, Friday or Saturday, July 19-21, by calling (800) 838-1766, option 4.


A round robin competition is open to members, spouses and guests at every level. Men's, ladies' and mixed doubles start at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Register now by calling (800) 838-1766, Ext. 7545. Cost is $30 per event.


Travel  200 years back in time without leaving your seat at the Legacy Series Luncheon. The VBA's Committee on Special Issues of National & State Importance has invited the president of the Virginia Historical Society to describe "America's Least Understood Con-flict: The War of 1812." Members and guests should sign up in advance. Fee for the luncheon is $40 per person.


Gourmet Safari
Spouses and guests will watch, listen and taste in this culinary demon-stration. The tour visits the wine room to sip samples, the Pastry Shop to make cheesecake and the Main Kitchen for bruschetta using freshly baked bread. Fee: $30 per person. Register in advance for this program sched-uled from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, July 20.

The Homestead is offering a 20% discount on activities excluding golf, spa and falconry.  
                     Try:      Horseback or carriage rides,Homestead pool
Horses at The Homestead
    Shooting club
    Fly fishing,
    Hiking trails,
    Segway tours,
    Off-road adventures and ... Outdoor and indoor pools
Arrange your individual recreational and leisure pursuits.
Call (800) 838-1766, option 4. Advance registrations are suggested, particularly for golf, spa appointments and babysitting services. 


For the Children 
Sign up the little ones, ages 5 to 12, for a fun-filled evening of entertainment the Friday of the VBA reception and banquet. The special evening includes dinner, activities and a movie. Register in advance for this 6 to 11 p.m. program. Fee is $18 per child. 


The Homestead's KidsClub arranges a full schedule or organized fun every day. Call (800) 838-1766, option 4, for details.


Private baby-sitting on an hourly basis can be arranged. Call (540) 839-7956.


View the entire long weekend's schedule by clicking on the image of
The Homestead above.
Programs par excellence

Meet you in the mountains

122nd VBA Summer Meeting

The Homestead, July 19-22

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Everybody in!


"Exonerations: Writs of Actual Innocence (the Thomas Haynesworth Case)"
Presented by the VBA Criminal Law Section
Friday, July 20, 10:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
1.5 MCLE Credits
    "The Roberts Court at Age Six:
The 2011 U.S. Supreme Court Term in Review
Presented by the VBA Civil Litigation and
Appellate Practice sections
Friday, July 20, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Credits


"Defining What Lawyers Do and

Where They Can Do It: Part 1"

Presented by the VBA

Law Practice Management Division

Friday, July 20, 3:15-5:15 p.m.


2.0 MCLE Credits/2.0 Ethics
Concurrent Sessions


In additional to the General Session programs, attendees at the VBA Summer Meeting choose from among 
15 break-out sessions featuring topics of interest in a number of legal specialities. Each
MCLE-accredited presentation is coordinated by members of VBA sections.
The offerings include:
Health Law and Administrative Law -- SCOTUS rules on health care reform;
Labor Relations and Employment Law -- demystifying illegal harassment;
Civil Litigation and Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law -- avoiding common legal pitfalls on the Internet;
Business Law and Corporate Counsel -- socially responsible investing and Virginia's benefit corporations statute;
Judicial, Appellate Practice and Civil Litigation -- civil decisions of the Supreme Court of Virginia;
Construction and Public Contracts Law -- legislative update;
Wills, Trusts & Estates -- planning opportunities under Virginia's new trust legislation;
Administrative Law and Environment, National Resources and Energy Law -- wind energy's power play; and
Transportation Law -- the legal relationship between carriers and passengers.


View the entire program schedule by clicking on the image of The Homestead above.
Early registration ends tomorrow

122nd VBA Summer Meeting

The Homestead, July 19-22

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The VBA Law Practice Management Division


four Summer Meeting programs


1. "The Finishing Touch: Turning Law Grads into Lawyers"
Concurrent Session
Friday, July 20, 9-10:30 a.m.

     In the education of new lawyers, the gap is wide and growing between the expensive service law schools provide and the needs of employers for law school graduates.    

    Panelists Tara L. Casey, the director of the Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service at the University of Richmond School of Law, and James E. Moliterno, the Vincent Bradford Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University School of Law, will set the scene.

    Theresa Dolson, manager of Community Based Learning at the University of Richmond, will moderate as the panel looks at whether the VBA can contribute to narrowing or filling that gap, and if so, how.


1.5 MCLE Credits
2."Defining What Lawyers Do
and Where They Can Do It:
Part 1"

General session

Friday, July 20, 3:15-5:15 p.m.


   Legal ethics guru Tom Spahn of McGuireWoods LLP leads a two-hour interactive program that will address several basic issues involving the legal profession.

     Using hypothetical situations, he will guide the audience through

  • which governmental branch defines the practice of law and enforces unauthorized practice of law restrictions,
  • what is the definition of "practicing law" and what exceptions apply,
  • whether self-help books and online services constitute the practice of law,
  • where the line is drawn between permissible and impermissible actions by paralegals,
  • what activities  disbarred or suspended lawyers can  engage in without violating the law,
  • whether lawyers should be allowed to employ or partner with non-lawyers in providing legal services or non-legal services, and
  • whether non-lawyers should be allowed to own a minority or majority interest in a law firm. 

2.0 MCLE Credits (2.0 Ethics)

3. "Enterprise Risk Management for Law Firms"
Concurrent Session
Saturday, July 21, 9-10:30 a.m.


    Law firms face a panoply of risks in today's environment, and for that reason they should be proactive in mitigating those risks to safeguard their long-term success and survival.

     This program is intended to give firms of all sizes an overview of Enterprise Risk Management, so that they can begin to develop their own framework to identify and proactively address risks and opportunities across their entire firm. 

     Panelists Eileen R. Garczynski of Ames & Gough in McLean and David I. Greenberg of Richmond, an executive committee member of the LPMD, expect attendees to come away from the session with ways to make the firm eligible for favorable pricing and coverage of malpractice insurance.


1.5 MCLE Credits 



4. "Goldilocks: Managing Legal Projects with a Team

That is Just Right"

General Counsel Roundtable
Saturday, July 21, 1:30-3 p.m.


     Join the discussion in this second Summer Meeting LPMD roundtable pro-gram and learn how to select and manage the perfect team for your legal projects. Open to all.


No MCLE Credits

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122nd VBA Summer Meeting

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - Sunday, July 22, 2012

Meet you in the mountains
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