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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


130th Summer MeetingOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

The COVID-19 pandemic and current government orders have forced the VBA to make changes to the Summer Meeting July 23-25.

Agenda

Thursday, July 23

  • Noon  – 4:00 p.m.  – Executive Committee Meeting
  • 7:00 p.m.  – Executive Committee Dinner

Friday, July 24

  • 9:30  – 11:30 a.m.  – CLE: Conflicts of Interest: A Practical Roadmap
    • MCLE Credit: 2.0 (2.0 Ethics) approval pending
  • Noon – 4:30 p.m. Board meeting 
  • 6:00 p.m. – Picnic on Casino Lawn for VBA members and their guests

Saturday, July 25

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – CLE: Things You Might Have Missed in the Time of Coronavirus – Developments in Employment Law
    • MCLE Credit: 1.0 approval pending
  •  9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – CLE: Annual Review of Decisions of the Supreme Court of Virginia
    • MCLE Credit: 1.5 approval pending
  • ADJOURN

Registration Fees 

The Board decided to forgo a general registration fee for those who elect to attend in person.   

MCLE Programming

Attend LIVE at the Homestead

If you plan to attend in person, there is no fee for the MCLE programs. Please use the link below to register for the Summer Meeting and select which MCLE programs you will be attending.

REGISTER

Cannot Attend in Person But Want the MCLEs?

If you plan to attend virtually, you can attend all three programs for a discounted rate of $200, or register for programs individually at an a la carte rate. Once you have registered for the webinar, please watch your email for a registration confirmation. For your security, you will receive an email with instructions on how to connect to the webinar the day before the presentation. 

REGISTER FOR ONLINE CLEs

Friday, July 24 · 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Title: Conflicts of Interest: A Practical Roadmap

Speaker: Thomas E. Spahn

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (2.0 Ethics) approval pending

Fee to Attend via Webinar: $100

Description: This interactive program uses hypotheticals to explore basic conflicts of interest rules, including: the general prohibition on adversity to current clients; the definition of "client" for conflicts purposes (including corporations, associations, estates and others); the definition of "adversity" for conflicts purposes (including business adversity, adverse financial impact, discovery of clients and positional adversity); the complex rules governing joint representations; the more subtle standard governing adversity to former clients; determining the status of an attorney-client relationship; application of the "substantial relationship" standard; "material limitation" conflicts; lawyers' ability to withdraw from a representation to cure a conflict (including the "hot potato" rule); consents that can cure conflicts (including the revocability of consents and prospective consents); disqualification motions based on conflicts of interest (including standards, process and effects).

Saturday, July 25 · 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Title: Things You Might Have Missed in the Time of Coronavirus – Developments in Employment Law

Speaker: Steven D. Brown

MCLE Credit: 1.0 approval pending

Fee to Attend via Webinar: $55

Description: The presentation will provide an overview of major Labor & Employment topics as well as cover new developments and trends in the practice area.

Saturday, July 25 · 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Title: Annual Review of Decisions of the Supreme Court of Virginia

Speakers: Hon. Everett A. Martin, Hon. Daniel E. Ortiz and Monica Taylor Monday

MCLE Credit: 1.5 approval pending

Fee to Attend via Webinar: $75

Description: Join us as we review decisions of the Supreme Court of Virginia over the past year.

The U.S. Senate Debate, Baliles Legacy Series Presentation and Other Signature Activities 

The planned debate among candidates for the U.S. Senate from Virginia will not be held in July. This public event will be rescheduled.
The Baliles Legacy Series presentation, sponsored by the Committee on Special Issues of National & State Importance, will be offered as a livestreaming event at a date and time to be determined. The topic is the centennial of woman's suffrage, presented by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.
There are no plans for organized tournaments, the Fun Run or the Spouse/Guest Culinary Program this year.
The Friday Banquet will not be held this year. Instead, members and guests in the VBA room block are invited to an outdoor picnic Friday evening. Incoming Life Members, who traditionally take the banquet stage in recognition of their long VBA involvement, instead will be honored in the fall 2020 VBA Journal.
Receptions are not planned, given current social distancing guidelines. If applicable government orders allow larger gatherings at the time of the meeting, receptions may be scheduled which may involve additional charges to attendees to cover expenses.

Reach Virginia Lawyers

Download this brochure on sponsorships, exhibitors and advertisers for the Summer MeetingIf you are interested in information about sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising in conjunction with the 130th Summer Meeting, please review the Sponsor & Exhibitor Guide and the pages on the website. You can select your choices in the guide's form and online.

Alternatively, you can contact the VBA at thevba@vba.org or by calling 804-644-0041. If Virginia attorneys are part or all of your target market, these are great ways to connect with legal professionals across Virginia. 

Book Your Room

Omni Homestead Resort
1766 Homestead Dr.
Hot Springs, VA 24445

Act now and request your lodging by July 9. There are two ways you can reserve a room:

  • Reserve online through the resort's website;
  • Call 1-800-838-1766 and reference The Virginia Bar Association Summer Conference 2020.

Please note that The Homestead has discontinued taking room reservations by paper form.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM ONLINE

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.

 

Journey to Morocco - CANCELLEDOpen 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 reget 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!

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

We are offering both in person and virtual options for this conference. 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
    • Before July 31: $450 | After July 31: $500 
  • VBA Member (not a L&E section member)
    • Before July 31: $450 | After July 31: $550
  • VBA Member - Public Sector Attorney
    • $450
  • Affiliated Bar Member
    • Before July 31: $450 | After July 31: $550
  • Non-VBA Member
    • Before July 31: $500 | After July 31: $600

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 3-day period. If you practice labor and employment law, this Conference is a must for you. On September 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 August 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

    Scholarships

    Scholarships are available by application for attorneys who serve in the public sector, public interest groups, and solo or small firm attorneys. To apply, download the application and submit it to Kylie Hinson at khinson@vba.org.

    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

    Thank You to Our 50th Anniversary Sponsors

    Gold Level:

    • Isler Dare, PC
    • Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
    • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
    • Williams Mullen
    • Woods Rogers PLC

    Silver Level:

    • Gentry Locke Attorneys

    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

     

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

    UPDATE

    The 23rd Annual Bankruptcy Law Conference has been postponed to October 1-2, 2020. Conference planners made the decision for the health and safety of VBA members and conference attendees. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

    If you already registered for the event originally scheduled for May 7-8, you remain registered for Oct. 1-2. The Kingsmill Resort transferred your room reservation to Oct. 1-2. If you are unable to attend in October, write the VBA requesting a full refund of your registration.

    What to Expect

    This year’s program will expand to 6.0 (1.0 Ethics) anticipated MCLE credits with five panels of experienced practitioners and bankruptcy judges.

    The event kicks off on Thursday evening with a cocktail reception to welcome meeting attendees and guests. A golf outing is being planned at Kingsmill on Thursday afternoon. Please contact Patrick Keith for more information. On Friday, after a breakfast buffet, programming will take place until 11:45 p.m. A luncheon will follow, then programming will continue until 4:00 p.m.

    The conference is open to all attorneys. The VBA welcomes new members. Signing up is easy online. If you're already a VBA member, but not a member of the VBA Bankruptcy Law Section, consider joining. Annual dues are $25.

    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. Please note that in order to register as a VBA Member, registrants must have paid their 2020 dues. To register as a Bankruptcy Law Section Member, registrants must have paid Section dues.

    Fees:

    • VBA Bankruptcy Law Members
      By August 3: $335 After August 3: $350
    • VBA Members (Not Bankruptcy Law Section Members)
      By August 3: $370 After August 3: $385
    • Affiliated Bar Members
      By August 3: $370 After August 3: $385
    • Non-VBA Members
      By August 3: $425 After August 3: $440

    PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM [PDF]

    Agenda

    MCLE Credit: 6.0 (1.0 Ethics) Anticipated

    AGENDA

    Book Your Room By September 17

    Guests can call the Kingsmill Resort reservations team at 757-253-1703 or 1-800-832-5665 to book their rooms. Please reference “The Virginia Bar Association – Bankruptcy Conference” for our group rate.

     

    22nd Annual Corporate Counsel Fall ForumOpen 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.

     

    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. 

     

    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.

     

    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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