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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 2019, so far, we've offered programming at our Annual Meeting, Bankruptcy Law Conference and Health Law Legislative Update and Extravaganza. 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


4th Annual White Collar Criminal Law ForumOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

Join the VBA Criminal Law Section for "When the Whistle Blows: Recent Developments and Trends in False Claims Act Litigation." The program will begin with welcome remarks by Zach Terwilliger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, followed by two 90-minute CLE sessions. Make plans to join us at noon for a keynote presentation by the @CrimeADay Guy, Mike Chase, and lunch (included in your registration fee). This is not a program you want to miss! 

8:45 a.m. - 10:15 p.m – Lifecycle of a False Claims Act Case: From Whistleblower to Global Resolution (90 min CLE)

Pursuing fraud and false claims against the government remains an important DOJ enforcement priority and results in the recovery of billions of dollars annually.  A moderated panel that includes a qui tam relator's counsel, federal and state prosecutors and a defense counsel will discuss the lifecycle of a False Claims Act case, offering unique perspectives for representing the various parties involved. The panel will address the initiation of qui tam and False Claims Act cases, the government’s decision whether to intervene, and cooperation between the qui tam relator and the government. The panel will also discuss common issues presented in False Claims Act investigations and litigation and offer strategies for representing companies and individuals subject to its reach.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Regulatory Trends and the False Claims Act: Policies, Priorities and Payouts (90 min CLE)

While health care and the Department of Defense consistently comprise the bulk of False Claims Act cases and recovery, many industries are susceptible to False Claims Act scrutiny. This distinguished panel will discuss False Claims Act enforcement priorities and forecast industries that may be at risk. The panel will also address DOJ’s recent cooperation guidance that further incentivizes companies to voluntarily disclose misconduct. As the panel will discuss, cooperation credit can result in substantial reduction of damages and civil penalties. Finally, the panel will discuss the application of the so-called Granston Memo, identifying the circumstances under which DOJ may dismiss a qui tam action under the False Claims Act.

SEE THE AGENDA

MCLE Credits: 3.0 Approved

Registration

Registration for the 4th Annual White Collar Criminal Law Forum is open. The deadline to register in advance is October 15. After this date, please plan to register on-site.

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 [PDF]

 

Young Lawyers Fall MeetingOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

Join fellow young lawyers and law students for a weekend of CLE programming, networking, Roanoke dining, and family-friendly fun. 

The festivities will begin Friday evening with a welcome reception at Hotel Roanoke and dinner at Billy's. 

Formal programming will begin Saturday morning with breakfast and the Leadership Council Meeting (open to all young lawyers and law students), followed by CLE programming, an afternoon in Roanoke at Mill Mountain and Big Lick Brewing, and dinner at Corned Beef & Company.

Bring your family and guests to end the weekend with a buffet breakfast on Sunday morning. 

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Regulating and Policing the Illegal Manufacturing of Alcohol (90 min CLE)

This program will highlight and discuss the federal and state regulations governing the manufacture and sale of illegal whiskey in Virginia, including the complexities associated with policing and enforcing these regulations. Special attention will be paid to licensing, taxation, and statutory enforcement matters.

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Strategies for Preventing Workplace Violence and Understanding Your Legal Obligations/Active Shooter Training (90 min. CLE)

This program will discuss legal obligations under federal law to provide a safe work environment, highlight how employers should take a preventative and proactive stance toward threats of violence, and how to ensure your policies and practices do not violate the ADA or other federal employment laws. We will also highlight workplace violence facts and statistics, and steps employers and employees can take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations in the workplace.

MCLE Credits: 3.0 Approved

AGENDA

Registration

Registration for the Young Lawyers Fall Meeting is open. Save $15 when you register by Friday, September 27. The deadline to register in advance is October 16. After this date, please plan to register on-site.

All young lawyers and law students are invited, including non-members and VBA members who have yet to get involved.

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 [PDF]

Fees

The registration fee is all-inclusive and covers the Friday welcome reception and dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, afternoon social activities, and dinner; and the Sunday closing breakfast.

  • VBA Member and
  • Affiliated Bar Member (Alexandria Bar Association, Fairfax Bar Association, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Virginia Chapter, Hill Tucker Bar Association, Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Lynchburg Bar Association, Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association, Old Dominion Bar Association, Prince William County Bar Association, Roanoke Bar Association)

        By Sept. 27: $100  After Sept. 27: $115

  • Non-VBA Member

        By Sept. 27: $125  After Sept. 27: $140

  • Lawyer Spouse/Guest

       By Sept. 27: $75  After Sept. 27: $90

  • Non-Lawyer Spouse/Guest

       By Sept. 27: $60 After Sept. 27: $75

  • Law School Student: $30
  • Children (age 3 - 12): $15

Book Your Room

Act now and reserve your room at the group rate of $179 at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. The reservation deadline is Friday, September 27. There are two ways you can reserve a room:

  • Reserve online through the hotel's website;
  • Call 540-985-5900 and reference the VBA Young Lawyers Fall Meeting

Thank you to our sponsors!

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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 Jennifer Ligon at 804-420-6423 for more information.

Interested in getting involved with the YLD?

For more information or to get involved with a VBA YLD activity or project, visit vba.org/yldactivities and express your interest to the program chair.

 

Strategies for Preventing Workplace Violence and Understanding Your Legal ObligationsOpen in a New Window

VBA on Main presents

Strategies for Preventing Workplace Violence & Understanding Your Legal Obligations.

MCLE Credits: 2.0 (Approved) 

VBA on Main presents a timely panel discussion on avoiding workplace violence, taking threats seriously and the appropriate action to deal with those threats. The second hour of the program will include Active Shooter Training by FBI Special Agent Robert Cook.

Panelists:

  • Timothy J. Heaphy, legal counsel, University of Virginia
  • Timothy Longo, Sr., interim police chief, University of Virginia
  • Kevin E. Martingayle, Bischoff Martingayle, P.C.

The presentation is free. Registration is required.

RSVP

About the panelists

Special Agent Robert Cook has been employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation since January 2000.  He has worked in both the Criminal and National Security branches.  In the Criminal branch he was assigned to the Violent Crime/ Major Offenders (VCMO) squad, investigating fugitive matters, conducting gang and drug investigations and investigating interstate transportation of stolen property.  In the National Security branch, he was as assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and worked International and Domestic Terrorism investigations; in addition he served as the Acting Supervisor of the Richmond JTTF.  SA Cook was assigned to the FBI Richmond SWAT team as an operator for over 11 years.  While a member of the SWAT team, he completed numerous FBI tactical courses to include the Observer/Sniper course, Rappel Master course and Man Tracking operations course.  During his last four years as a member he served as the Senior Team Leader.  In 2005, SA Cook completed both the law enforcement Instructor Development Course and the Firearms Instructor Course.  He has served as the Richmond Division Principal Firearms Instructor for over twelve years and is a participant in the FBI’s Adjunct Faculty Program for Terrorism and Leadership instruction.  SA Cook is also a FBI certified Tactical Instructor and Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) certified instructor, providing Active Shooter Response training to law enforcement officers and civilians. 

Timothy J. Heaphy was appointed as legal counsel to the University of Virginia by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Before his appointment, Heaphy served as a partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth, chairing the firm’s white-collar defense and internal investigations practice.

His experience includes investigations and prosecutions in a broad range of subjects including national security, financial and health care fraud, public corruption, international and national organized crime, environmental crime, money laundering, and civil rights. He also has significant experience in matters involving public institutions, state agencies, and colleges and universities.

After earning his a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia in 1986, he taught at a private school for a year and then joined the staff of then-Sen. Joseph R. Biden. He returned to Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1988 to attend the University of Virginia Law School, graduating in 1991. As a law student at UVA, he helped start a loan forgiveness program for students who entered public service work after graduation.

Timothy Longo, Sr. recently retired as chief of police of the city of Charlottesville. Longo previously served 19 years with the Baltimore Police Department, where he rose to the rank of colonel, serving as chief of technical services, chief of staff to the police commissioner, Southeastern District commander and director of the Emergency Communications Center. He worked in patrol and commanded the Special Investigations Section within the Internal Investigations Division. Longo has been a recipient of the Police Commissioner's Award of Excellence and the Webber Seavey Award. Longo is a graduate of Towson University and the University of Baltimore, School Of Law. He currently serves as a police practices expert in both criminal matters and Section 1983 claims, and assists in the monitoring of two consent decrees; United States of America v. City of Cleveland and United States of America v. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Kevin E. Martingayle is a litigation and appellate attorney based in Virginia Beach. He has been practicing law since 1992 and co-founded the firm Bischoff Martingayle, P.C. in 2012. A large portion of his practice involves employment law, workplace disputes, discrimination litigation, cases against various governmental entities, litigating and teaching legal and judicial ethics, and working to improve mental health and wellness in the legal profession. Kevin is a past president of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) and has held numerous leadership positions in the VSB and various voluntary bars at the state and national levels. Among his current positions, he is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Judges & Lawyers Assistance Program (formerly "Lawyers Helping Lawyers" ). In addition to his busy legal practice, Kevin teaches as an adjunct professor at William & Mary Law School. Kevin graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in three years (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), followed by the University of Virginia School of Law. He and his wife, Elisabeth, are the proud parents of three children, all of who are student-athletes at national university. 

Parking information

Parking is available at the following locations:

Bank of America Deck
1111 East Main Street (Enter on Cary Street)
Richmond, VA 23219

Shockoe Slip Garage
110 South 13th Street (Enter on 12th Street)
Richmond, VA 23219

James Center Parking Deck
1000 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219

 

15th Annual Virginia Health Care Practitioners' RoundtableOpen in a New Window

Register Today

Registration is open! Early-bird discounts continue through Sept. 30. The deadline to register in advance is October 21. After this date, please plan to register on-site.

Register Online

Register online by clicking the link above.

NOTE: If you sign-in at 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

What to Expect

The Health Law Section of the VBA presents the 15th Annual Virginia Health Care Practitioners' Roundtable, taking place Oct. 24, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia. 

MCLE Credits: 6.5 (1.0 Ethics) Anticipated

AGENDA

Fees

  • VBA Health Law Section Member: By September 30: $135 After September 30: $155
  • VBA Member (not a section member): By September 30: $160 After September 30: $180
  • Affiliated Bar Member: By September 30: $160 After September 30: $180
  • Non-VBA Member: By September 30: $210 After September 30: $220
  • VBA Member Government/Public Sector Attorney: By September 30: $80 After September 30: $100
  • Law Student: By September 30: $50 After September 30: $75

 

30th Annual Virginia Tax Practitioners' RoundtableOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

The roundtable is one of the best opportunities of the year to connect with colleagues from across Virginia to discuss taxation issues. A hallmark of the roundtable is its discussions, instead of merely lectures. Please bring pending cases, problems, strategies, tactics, and issues from your own practice to share. The VBA Taxation Section looks forward to you joining them for great conversation and sharing.

Agenda Update: Edward N. "Ned" Smither, Jr., Henrico County Director of Finance, will now be speaking in place of Leo M. Marsh for the Local Commissioners of Revenue and Directors of Finance panel. 

MCLE Credits: 3.0 Approved

AGENDA

Registration

Registration for the 30th Annual Tax Practitioners' Roundtable is open! The deadline to register in advance is October 23. After this date, please plan to register on-site.

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 [PDF]

Fees

  • VBA Taxation Section Member

       By Oct. 11: $110  After Oct. 11: $125

  • VBA Member (Not a Taxation Section Member) and
  • Affiliated Bar Member (Alexandria Bar Association, Fairfax Bar Association, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Virginia Chapter, Hill Tucker Bar Association, Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Lynchburg Bar Association, Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association, Old Dominion Bar Association, Prince William County Bar Association, Roanoke Bar Association)

        By Oct. 11: $140  After Oct. 11: $155

  • Non-VBA Member

        By Oct. 11: $160  After Oct. 11: $175

VBA members can click here to learn about and join the VBA Taxation Section and save on registration fees!

 

Administrative Law Annual Fall Ethics CLEOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

This annual event, sponsored the Administrative Law Section of The Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar, is free of charge. At this program, earn anticipated ethics MCLE Credits, then join colleagues upstairs for a social at the VBA on Main member center.

MCLE Credits: 2.0 (2.0 Ethics) Approved

Registration

VBA and non-VBA members can register online above, or download the PDF below and send it to the VBA office via mail, fax or email.

PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM [PDF]

Agenda

AGENDA

Parking information

Parking is available in the following locations:

Bank of America Deck
1111 East Main Street (Enter on Cary St.)
Richmond, VA 23219
Daily Rate: $21

Shockoe Slip Garage
110 South 13th Street (Enter on 12th St.)
Richmond, VA 23219
Daily Rate: $18

SunTrust Center - Richmond
919 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Daily Rate: $18

 

Update: Hot Topics in EthicsOpen in a New Window

VBA on Main is excited to host this FREE 1-hour Ethics (Approved) MCLE presentation by James M. McCauley, ethics counsel for the Virginia State Bar. This ethics update will cover ethical developments important to your legal practice. Get those remaining MCLE credits for free and just in time to meet the October 31 compliance deadline. 

The presentation is free. Registration is required.

RSVP

Parking information

Parking is available at the following locations:

Bank of America Deck
1111 East Main Street (Enter On Cary Street)
Richmond, VA 23219

Shockoe Slip Garage
110 South 13th Street (Enter on 12th Street)
Richmond, VA 23219

James Center Parking Deck
1000 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219

 

Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Section Free CLEOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

Romag v. Fossil and Disgorgement for Trademark Infringement: Is the Willfulness Requirement Extinct?

After a complimentary lunch, Andriana Shultz Day of McGuireWoods in Richmond will present:

  • Overview of Romag v. Fossil
  • Circuit Split on Willfulness Requirement
  • Statutory Interpretation and Legislative History
  • Equitable Considerations
  • Alternative Monetary Recovery

MCLE Credits: 1.0 Approved

AGENDA

Register Today

The program is free, but registration is required. Registration is open! The deadline to register in advance is October 28. After this date, please plan to register on-site.

Register Online

Register online by clicking the link above.

NOTE: If you sign-in at 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

 

Bridging the Gap: Blending Multiple Generations and Work StylesOpen in a New Window

VBA on Main presents

Bridging the Gap: Blending Multiple Generations and Work Styles

Presented by SMBW

Private office or open plan? Resident or telecommuter? Traditional or modern? Focused or collaborative? Navigate these overwhelming options to learn how to create blended environments that appeal to a diverse and multigenerational work force.

The presentation is free but registration is required.

RSVP

This is the second of three fall presentations by SMBW for VBA members.

Next presentation:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3, 8:30-9:30 a.m.: The Law Firm of the Future

About the SMBW

SMBW provides integrated architecture, interior design, landscape design and planning services that create inspired environments for working, learning and living.

Parking information

Parking is available at the following locations:

Bank of America Deck
1111 East Main Street (Enter On Cary Street)
Richmond, VA 23219

Shockoe Slip Garage
110 South 13th Street (Enter on 12th Street)
Richmond, VA 23219

James Center Parking Deck
1000 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219

 

25th 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 Sanders are included with registration, offering you the opportunity to visit and network with colleagues.

Fees

  • VBA Administrative Law Section Member: By October 17: $180 After October 17: $200
  • VBA Member (not a n Administrative Law Section Member): By October 17: $205 After October 17: $225
  • Affiliated Bar Member: By October 17: $205 After October 17: $225
  • VBA Member Government/Public Sector: By October 17: $120 After October 17: $140
  • Non-VBA Member: By October 17: $225 After October 17: $265

Register Today

Registration is open! Early-bird discounts continue through October 17. The deadline to register in advance is November 4. After this date, please plan to register on-site.

Register Online

Register online by clicking the link above.

NOTE: If you sign-in at 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

 

27th 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.

MCLE Credits: 11.5 (1.0 Ethics) Anticipated

AGENDA

Register Today

Registration is now open! The deadline to register in advance is November 18, 2019. After this date, please plan to register on site.

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

Book Your Room by Friday, November 1

Reserve online through the Omni's website or call the Omni Richmond Hotel at 1-800-843-6664 to reserve a room at the group rate of $169 by Friday, November 1, 2019. Be sure to identify yourself as being with the Capital Defense Workshop.

 

The Law Firm of the FutureOpen in a New Window

VBA on Main presents

The Law Firm of the Future

Presented by SMBW

Explore a range of solutions and planning techniques that challenge the traditional law firm design model while maximizing real estate efficiency as well as retention and recruiting potential. SMBW will provide research and examples from around the country.

The presentation is free. Registration is required.

RSVP

About the SMBW

SMBW provides integrated architecture, interior design, landscape design and planning services that create inspired environments for working, learning and living.

Parking information

Parking is available at the following locations:

Bank of America Deck
1111 East Main Street (Enter On Cary Street)
Richmond, VA 23219

Shockoe Slip Garage
110 South 13th Street (Enter on 12th Street)
Richmond, VA 23219

James Center Parking Deck
1000 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219

 

130th 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 130th Annual 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. Plan to join for 2020 and then register for the Annual Meeting. You'll be glad you did.

 

The Future of Dispute Resolution in VirginiaOpen in a New Window

Registration

Early registration can be made by clicking the button below. Each participant is being asked to pay a $20 participation fee to help cover the costs of the event (higher amounts are also appreciated).  The $20 fee (or other contribution) can be paid with PayPal or a credit card on the Sponsorship page or by mailing a check, made out to Resolution Virginia, to:

Resolution Virginia
315 Sherwood Ave.
Staunton, VA 24401

(If the $20 fee would be a hardship, please do not pay it. We do not want the participation fee to keep people from attending.) We thank you in advance for your support of the Dispute Resolution Summit. 

REGISTER

 

What to Expect

 Almost 40 years have passed since the first community mediation center opened in Virginia in 1982. Almost 30 years have elapsed since the passage of Virginia’s mediation statutes in 1992.  Today mediation and other forms of non-adversarial dispute resolution are practiced in Virginia in many places and by many people.  Are these practices adequately serving the needs of Virginians?  Are they making individuals, families, workplaces and communities more productive and peaceful?  Are they meeting emerging needs?  Are they coordinated so as to be maximally efficient?


An ad-hoc group of stakeholders from various dispute resolution sectors across the Commonwealth has been working over the past year to design a summit that will bring together service providers, consumers, and potential clients to strategically plan the future of dispute resolution in Virginia. Some of these dispute resolution sectors and stakeholders include the Virginia Mediation Network, the Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Virginia State Bar and The Virginia Bar Association, and Resolution Virginia. 

Through the provision of panelist data, other concrete information and thoughtful reflection on building future practices we plan to:

  • identify current and emerging dispute resolution practices in Virginia,
  • align dispute resolution practices with current and emerging needs; and
  • enable stakeholder collaboration to meet dispute resolution needs more adequately.

In order for the summit to meet its goals, the participation of a large group of stakeholders interested in charting the future of dispute resolution is desired.  It is the intention of the planning group to cast a wide net that includes practitioners, consumers, potential clients and educators as well as legislators, members of the judiciary and representatives of local and state government.  We hope that you will participate!

Agenda

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Keynote Speaker, Toby Guerin J.D., Managing Director for the Center for Dispute Resolution at the Maryland Carey School of Law and the convener of the 2017 International Mediation Institute’s Global Pound Conference in Baltimore, MD
  • PART II Panel discussion - Accomplishments, Challenges, and Emerging Opportunities in Dispute Resolution
  • PART III Work Groups - Creating the Future: The Relevance and Desired Impact of Dispute Resolution in Virginia
  • PART IV Reporting Out and Choosing Initiatives - Where Does Energy Exist?
  • PART  V Next Steps

Call for Panelists

The Dispute Resolution Summit will begin with a rousing keynote address followed by a four to five person panel discussion on specific accomplishments, challenges and emerging opportunities in conflict engagement and dispute resolution.  To ensure that the panelists reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, the planning team seeks input as to who would provide thoughtful reflection on future practices.

If you want to recommend someone, or if you, yourself, could serve as a panelist, please click here to complete and send your proposal by October 25, 2019.  Please include information as to why you or the person you suggest would be an excellent panelist.  If possible, please also include contact information for someone who knows your professional credentials or those of your suggested panelist.

Sponsorship Opportunities   

To enable the participation of many dispute resolution stakeholders, sponsors are sought to help cover the financial costs of the summit.  Please click this link to contribute your tax-deductible sponsorship with PayPal or a credit card or send your check (made out to Resolution Virginia) to:

Resolution Virginia
315 Sherwood Ave.
Staunton, VA 24401


Sponsorship opportunities include the following:

  • Platinum Sponsors ($5,000 or more)
  • Gold Sponsors ($2,500 - $4,999)
  • Silver Sponsors ($1,000 - $2,499)
  • Bronze Sponsors ($500 - $999)
  • Summit Supporter (any amount under $500)

There is also an opportunity to sponsor specific parts of the meeting such as the

  • Continental Breakfast ($1,000) 
  • Lunch ($2,500)
  • Networking Reception ($2,000)

Please contact Christine Poulson at (540) 294-0732 to discuss these sponsorship opportunities.  All sponsors will be recognized on the day of the event and in any resulting program materials.  A limited number of groups or people contributing $500 or more will be offered an exhibitor's table.


 

130th 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 130th 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.

 

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


 

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 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.

 

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


 

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