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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
  • MCLE reporting deadline: Dec. 16
  • MCLE late filing deadline: Feb. 1 of next year

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. 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


Sinking the Ink? E-SIGN, Electronic Signatures and Digital Channel Migration Post-COVID 19Open in a New Window

What to Expect

Business entities large and small have been evaluating what services and procedures they can migrate into digital channels for some time, but those decisions have taken on new urgency in the age of social distancing under COVID-19. Many companies are exploring increasing online and mobile customer and partner interaction channels, moving execution of customer agreements to online and mobile channels, and exploring vendors and technology solutions to help achieve these goals.

This session will provide an overview of the U.S. law on electronic signatures and electronic contracting, and address steps to ensure compliance with E-SIGN and legal enforceability of electronic signatures. The presentation will also address unique considerations in certain types of electronic transactions, such as consumer and commercial loan transactions involving real estate and unique issues regarding remote online notarization and electronic recording challenges for these transactions.

MCLE Credit: 1.0 Anticipated

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Erin F. Fonté

Erin’s practice focuses largely on four areas: FinTech, traditional and emerging payments (including mobile), banking operations and regulatory, and privacy and data security.

Erin is co-chair of the firm’s financial institutions corporate and regulatory practice. She assists clients with a broad range of legal and regulatory matters related to payments and payment systems, digital commerce, banking and financial services, technology and internet products, privacy and data protection laws, and general corporate matters.

Erin regularly advises financial institutions and alternative payment providers regarding mobile banking, mobile payments, and mobile wallet products and services. She has been involved in the creation of new payment networks and has worked extensively on emerging products, services and network operating rules related to mobile payment systems.

On behalf of advertisers, marketers and retail companies, Erin provides industry-focused guidance regarding mobile payments and add-on mobile products such as mobile loyalty/rewards and geo-location advertising, coupons and offers. She also has experience with a broad range of matters related to e-commerce technology and internet products, confidentiality and data security laws. In addition, Erin counsels clients on a broad range of general corporate matters.

Cecilia Y. Oh

Cecilia has deep experience with complex commercial and innovative technology transactions, especially pertaining to e-commerce, payments and FinTech services.

She is known for negotiating a wide range of technology transactions, including those involving payment systems, information technology and business process outsourcing, cloud-based services, ERP implementations, e-commerce and general licensing. In particular, she focuses on technology agreements in the financial services and retail industries. Her work often involves providing practical advice to clients on core banking platforms, account processing solutions, merchant processing services, card tokenization services, encryption solutions, payment gateway services, PCI DSS compliance, E-SIGN compliance, and emerging payment solutions, such as mobile wallets. 

Cecilia’s clients include some of the largest financial institutions and retailers in the United States.

 

Journey to Morocco - CANCELEDOpen in a New Window

Updated May 26, 2020 

CLE Abroad and the VBA have decided to cancel the upcoming trip to Morocco. Complications of international travel will persist for some time and we regret not having this immediate opportunity to share the marvels of Morocco. Full refunds of deposits are being processed and should reach your accounts by the week of June 1. 

LAW & CULTURE: MOROCCO - CANCELLED

Casablanca | Fes | Rabat

Optional 2-Night Extension to Marrakesh, September 9-11

Morocco's location at the crossroads of Europe and Africa has endowed the country with a richness of culture and heritage preserved and perpetuated to this day. Join our journey through Morocco's diverse food, music, customs and architecture. 

Today Morocco is a thriving society embracing modernity and diversity. Our delegation will learn about Morocco's social fabric and political systems, rewarding the open-minded traveler with a better understanding of the nature of Islam, erasing many popular preconceptions from the western world. 

TRIP DETAILS

About the journey and costs

This is the second year the VBA has teamed up with CLE Abroad to introduce members to foreign cultures and legal processes overseas.

MCLE Credits are expected.

Tour costs include hotels, meals and admission expenses as described in the itinerary, ground transportation and a full-time tour leader and specialized local guides, and airport transfers. Airfare, additional meals and incidentals and recommended trip cancellation insurance are not included.

The core six night/seven day program starts at $3,275 per person for double occupancy at 3- or 4-star accommodations. Single and triple rooms and rates are available, as are 5-star accommodations.

The optional two-day trip extension to Marrakesh is $895 extra per person for double occupancy.

Discounts and deadlines

Receive $100 off your final invoice when your registration and $1,000 deposit are received by April 3, 2020. 

Refer a friend or colleague to join the program and you both receive $100 off the final invoice. This offer is applicable to separate room reservations only. Limit 2 referral credits per person.

Deadline to register and submit trip deposit is May 1, 2020 (or earlier if program reaches capacity). Final payment is due June 16, 2020.

 

50th Annual Conference on Labor and Employment LawOpen in a New Window

Registration is Now Open!

The deadline to register in advance is September 4. After this date, please plan to register on-site.

This conference offers both in-person and virtual options for attendees. Please indicate the method in which you will attend on your registration form. Virtual attendees will be emailed an access link the week of the conference. 

Fees

  • VBA Labor and Employment Law Section Member: $500
  • VBA Member (not a L&E section member): $550
  • VBA Member - Public Sector Attorney: $450
  • Affiliated Bar Member: $550
  • Non-VBA Member: $600
  • Law Clerks, Paralegals, and Secretaries: $275

Register Online

Register online by clicking the link above.

NOTE: If you sign-in on vba.org, your registration form will automatically populate with your member information. We encourage you to sign in as a time-saver. If you do not have a log-in, or can't remember your password, please contact Elizabeth Gerde at 804-644-0041, Ext. 118.

Register by Hand

Download and tab through the printable registration form to fill it out. Please return the form to the VBA office by mail, fax or email.

PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM

Moderators and Speakers at the Conference

We are offering some great sessions over a three-day period. If you practice labor and employment law, this conference is a must for you. On Sept. 11, 2020, during the annual Update on Labor & Employment Law Developments at 8:15 a.m., we will cover the new labor and employment laws signed by our governor in 2020.

  • 3 sessions on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020
  • 6 sessions on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020
  • 3 sessions on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020

Click on the Agenda button below to see the times, moderators and speakers. 

MCLE Credits: 14.0 (2.0 Ethics) Anticipated

AGENDA 

Book Your Room

Act now to request your lodging for the conference.

Discounted reservations at the Richmond Marriott are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until the room block has filled or until the deadline of Aug. 19, 2020. Please make reservations through the hotel. Reference the VBA 50th Annual Conference to receive the discounted room rate.

There are two ways to reserve rooms:

  • Reserve online through the hotel's website;
  • Call 1-800-228-9290 or 804-643-3400 and reference the VBA 50th Annual Conference

RESERVE YOUR ROOM ONLINE 

Thank You to Our 50th Anniversary Sponsors

Gold Level:

  • Isler Dare, PC
  • Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Vandeventer Black LLP
  • Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP
  • Williams Mullen
  • Woods Rogers PLC

Silver Level:

  • Gentry Locke Attorneys
  • Simopoulos Law

Interested in becoming a 50th Anniversary Conference Sponsor?

Silver ($500) and Gold ($1000) levels sponsorships afford your firm signage at the event and honorable mentions throughout the conference. Your sponsorship helps provide a great annual conference each year. Please let Kylie Hinson know if you would like to be a sponsor and at what level. 

Have you considered joining the VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join us and then register for the 50th Annual Conference on Labor and Employment Law. You'll be glad you did.


Please be aware of the Conduct Policy adopted by the Labor & Employment Law Section leadership and approved by the VBA for registrants during this conference. Feel free to contact the section council should you have any questions.

 

POSTPONED - VBA Appellate SummitOpen in a New Window

VBA Appellate Summit Postponed

Due to the emergent circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it is with great sadness to inform you that the VBA Appellate Summit, set for Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 has been postponed. The Summit will now take place in the fall of 2021. Please stay tuned for additional details.

Have you considered joining the VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join us. You'll be glad you did

 

POSTPONED - 23rd Annual Bankruptcy Law ConferenceOpen in a New Window

UPDATE

The 23rd Annual Bankruptcy Law Conference has been postponed to May 2021. Stay tuned for more information.

 

VIRTUAL - 5th Annual White Collar Criminal Law ForumOpen in a New Window

Join the VBA Criminal Law Section for a half-day, fully packed CLE forum highlighting processes and updates in white-collar crime.

Express Your Interest

Registration for the Young Lawyers Fall Meeting is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/20whitecollar, 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. This is especially valuable for non-VBA members who want to take part. Just click the link, fill in your name, your organization and your email address and click the event or events about which you'd like to receive emails.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Have you considered joining the VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join us and then register for this event. You'll be glad you did.

 

Young Lawyers Fall MeetingOpen in a New Window

What To Expect

Join young lawyers in Duck, North Carolina, for a weekend of CLE programming, networking, dining, and family-friendly fun.

MCLE Credits: 2.0 Anticipated

Express your interest

Registration for the Young Lawyers Fall Meeting is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/20yldfall, and check back in the coming weeks for information on registration. In the meantime, you can express your interest in receiving email updates as details become available. This is especially valuable for non-VBA members who want to take part. Just click the link, fill in your name, your organization and your email address and click the event or events about which you'd like to receive emails.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Event sponsors

Silver

Bronze

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum sponsorship opportunities are available. Complete the sponsorship form and contact Jon Puvak at 540-983-9399 or Madelaine Kramer at 703-663-1705 for more information.

Have you considered joining the VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join the VBA and then register for this event. You'll be glad you did.

 

16th Annual Virginia Health Care Practitioners' RoundtableOpen in a New Window

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/20healthrt, 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. This is especially valuable for non-VBA members who want to take part. Just click the link, fill in your name, your organization and your email address and click the event or events about which you'd like to receive emails.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Have you considered joining the VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join us and then register for the Health Care Practitioner's Roundtable. If you're already a VBA member, but not a member of the VBA Health Law Section, consider joining now. Annual dues are $25.

 

26th Annual Administrative Law ConferenceOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

MCLE Credits: 6.0 (1.0 Ethics) Anticipated

Designed to make the most of your time away from the office, the program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and will conclude at 5 p.m. Breakfast and lunch at Troutman Pepper are included with registration, offering you the opportunity to visit and network with colleagues.

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/admin, 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. This is especially valuable for non-VBA members who want to take part. Just click the link, fill in your name, your organization and your email address and click the event or events about which you'd like to receive emails.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Have you considered joining the VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Activate your membership and then register for the Administrative Law Conference. If you're already a VBA member, but not a member of the VBA Administrative Law Section, consider joining. Annual dues are $25.

 

28th Annual Capital Defense WorkshopOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

This program, sponsored by the Criminal Law Section of The Virginia Bar Association and funded by a generous grant from 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.

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/20cdw, 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. This is especially valuable for non-VBA members who want to take part. Just click the link, fill in your name, your organization and your email address and click the event or events about which you'd like to receive emails.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Book Your Room

Act now to request your lodging for the conference.

Discounted reservations at the Richmond Marriott are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until the room block has filled or until the deadline of October 26, 2020. Please make reservations through the hotel. Reference the VBA Capital Defense Workshop to receive the discounted room rate. Call 1-800-228-9290 or 804-643-3400 to reserve your room. 

 

22nd Annual Corporate Counsel Fall Forum - Socially Distanced EditionOpen in a New Window

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/20ccff, 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. This is especially valuable for non-VBA members who want to take part. Just click the link, fill in your name, your organization and your email address and click the event or events about which you'd like to receive emails.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Have you considered joining the VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join us and then register for the Corporate Counsel Fall Forum. If you're already a VBA member, but not a member of the VBA Corporate Counsel Section, consider joining. Annual dues are $25.

 

131st Annual MeetingOpen in a New Window

Details to come when we get closer to this event.

If you are interested in information about sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising in conjunction with the 131st Annual Meeting, please contact the VBA at thevba@vba.org or by calling 804-644-0041.

If Virginia attorneys are part of your target market, this is a great way to connect with legal professionals across the commonwealth.

Have You Considered Joining The VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join us and then register for this event. You'll be glad you did.

 

YLD Spring MeetingOpen in a New Window

Details to come when we get closer to this event.

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/21yldspring, 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. This is especially valuable for non-VBA members who want to take part. Just click the link, fill in your name, your organization and your email address and click the event or events about which you'd like to receive emails.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Have You Considered Joining The VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join us and then register for this event. You'll be glad you did.

 

131st Summer MeetingOpen in a New Window

Details to come when we get closer to this event.

If you are interested in information about sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising in conjunction with the 131st 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.

Have you considered joining the VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join us and then register for the Summer Meeting. You'll be glad you did.

 

51st Annual Conference on Labor and Employment LawOpen in a New Window

Details to come when we get closer to this event.

Have You Considered Joining The VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join us and then register for this event. You'll be glad you did.


 

Young Lawyers Fall MeetingOpen in a New Window

What To Expect

Join young lawyers in Duck, North Carolina, for a weekend of CLE programming, networking, dining, and family-friendly fun.

 

52nd Annual Conference on Labor and Employment LawOpen in a New Window

Details to come when we get closer to this event.

Have You Considered Joining The VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join us and then register for this event. You'll be glad you did.

 

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