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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 2014, so far, we've offered programming at our Annual Meeting, Spring Symposium, Bankruptcy Law Conference, Health Law Legislative Update and Summer Meeting. 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


128th Summer MeetingOpen in a New Window

NOTE: Online registration for the 128th Summer Meeting is now closed. If you wish register, you may do so on-site by visiting the VBA Registration Desk in the Mt.Vernon Foyer at The Omni Homestead Resort.

Programming Information

Click on this image to see the Summer Meeting Preliminary Program including programmingOur sections and committees have lined up a wide variety of CLE programs you won't want to miss at this year's 128th Summer Meeting. This statewide event will take place July 19-21, 2018, at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Attendees can choose from among 14 MCLE presentations to enhance their practices. Click on the preliminary program image to see the entire meeting agenda and the CLEs. More than a dozen VBA substantive law sections and divisions have organized this educational feast. Plus, VBA meetings always include events for spouses or guests and children. Bring your family and join in on the fun.

MCLE Credit: 6.5 (3.0 Ethics) Approved

Registration

Online registration for the 128th Summer Meeting is now closed. If you wish register, you may do so on-site by visiting the VBA Registration Desk in the Mt.Vernon Foyer at The Omni Homestead Resort.

Debate Plans

Beginning in 1985, The Virginia Bar Association has hosted a debate of the candidates for statewide office. With one of Virginia’s U.S. Senate seats on the fall 2018 ballot, the VBA’s 128th Summer Meeting will provide a forum for qualifying candidates.

Plans are underway to host the Virginia U.S. Senatorial Candidates Debate at 11 a.m. July 21, with Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour,” returning as moderator. Meeting registrants, their guests and members of the public are welcome to attend in person at no charge. Or watch the debate live-stream online.

Have a question or two for the candidates? Please share.

Staying Green in 2018

Like last year, the VBA will provide all written materials for MCLE programming online only. That's right, no more heavy packets of paper to lug around the conference center. Bring your laptop or e-device, sign on to the conference center Wi-Fi and access your materials from our website. Prefer hard copies? Be sure to print at home or work before arriving at the Homestead. All registrants are being notified of the link to access MCLE written materials. 

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.

Book Your Room

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

Thank you to our sponsors!

The 128th Summer Meeting would not be possible without the following organizations:

Premier Meeting Sponsor: Virginia Barristers Alliance, Inc.

  • CSX Corporation
  • Dominion Energy
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
  • M&T Bank
  • McCandlish & Lillard, P.C.
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • Mercer Trigiani
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Pender & Coward PC
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • SunTrust Bank
  • The Omni Homestead Resort
  • TimberlakeSmith
  • Vandeventer Black LLP
  • VBA on Main
  • Whitham, Curtis & Cook P.C.
  • Williams Mullen
  • Woods Rogers PLC

 

48th Annual Conference on Labor and Employment LawOpen in a New Window

Book Your Room By August 30, 2018

Rates start at $159/night. Reserve a room online by using the Group Code AVB18913 or by calling 1-833-564-0200 and referencing The Virginia Bar Association.

Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
710 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Register Today

Registration is now open! The deadline to register in advance is September 11. 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 because it will save you time. 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

MCLE Credits: 13.0 (2.5 Ethics) Anticipated

AGENDA

Thursday, Sept. 13

  • Section Golf Tournament
  • Food Pantry Volunteering Opportunity
  • Early Bird Ethics
  • Welcome Reception
  • Hospitality Suite

Friday, Sept. 14

  • Full day of CLE programming
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Reception
  • Dine-A-Rounds
  • Hospitality Suite

Saturday, Sept. 15

  • Morning CLE Programming
  • Final Remarks

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Gold Level

  • IslerDare PC
  • Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein
  • Woods Rogers PLC

 

VBA Appellate SummitOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

MCLE Credits: 6.0 (1.0 Ethics) Anticipated

The VBA Appellate Summit is bound to be an informative event, thanks to its prestigious speakers and presenters. The 2018 event is scheduled for Sept. 20 in the offices of McGuireWoods in Richmond. This event does not come around every year, so be sure to mark your calendars to attend.

We hope to see you in September!

 

 

2nd Annual Joint ADR Symposium: ADR in the WorkplaceOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

MCLE Credits: 4.0 (1.5 Ethics) Anticipated

The Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee will host a symposium on Sept. 24, 2018, at Troutman Sanders LLP in downtown Richmond. It is anticipated that the event will offer both CLE and CME credit, including Ethics.

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/18jadr, 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.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Another way you can express your interest is to join the VBA. Signing up online is easy. And for VBA members who want to add a section to their membership, doing so is easy too.

 

20th Annual Corporate Counsel Fall ForumOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

This conference is designed to make the most of your time outside of the office. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the conference opens with a continental breakfast, includes a full day of educational programming, and concludes at 5 p.m. with a reception. Don't miss the midday luncheon and opportunity to network with fellow in-house counsel and corporate law professionals.

MCLE Credits: 7.0 (2.0 Ethics) Anticipated

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. 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.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Another way you can express your interest is to join the VBA. Signing up online is easy. And for VBA members who want to add a section to their membership, doing so is easy too.

Parking Information

The hotel offers valet parking for $25 a day. There are many parking areas around the Omni Richmond. Find which one works best for you.

 

3rd Annual White Collar Criminal Law ForumOpen in a New Window

We hope you will be able to join the VBA Criminal Law Section for a half-day, fully packed CLE forum highlighting processes and updates in white-collar crime. Please check back as we get closer to the event for more details.

MCLE Credits: 3.0 Anticipated

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. 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.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Another way you can express your interest is to join the VBA. Signing up online is easy. And for VBA members who want to add a section to their membership, doing so is easy too.

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

 

Young Lawyers Fall MeetingOpen in a New Window

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. 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.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

 

14th Annual Virginia Health Care Practitioners' RoundtableOpen in a New Window

The Health Law section of the VBA presents the 14th Annual Virginia Health Care Practitioners' Roundtable, taking place Oct. 25, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia.

What to Expect

MCLE Credits: 6.5 (1.0 Ethics) Anticipated

This annual seminar, sponsored by the VBA Health Law Section, is an all-day conference held at Troutman Sanders in Richmond. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast. Programming will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. 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.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Another way you can express your interest is to join the VBA. Signing up online is easy. And for VBA members who want to add a section to their membership, doing so is easy too.

 

29th 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 our roundtable is its discussions, instead of merely lectures. Please bring pending cases, problems, strategies, tactics, and issues from your own practice to share. We look forward to you joining us for great conversation and sharing.

MCLE Credits: 3.5 Anticipated

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. 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.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Another way you can express your interest is to join the VBA. Signing up online is easy. And for VBA members who want to add a section to their membership, doing so is easy too.

 

24th Annual Administrative Law ConferenceOpen in a New Window

What to Expect

The 24th Annual Administrative Law Conference is scheduled to be another fully packed day of MCLE programming. Beginning in the morning with pastries and coffee, the conference will feature a number of panels on relevant administrative law issues and topics. Lunch is provided to all attendees, and scheduled breaks provide opportunities to connect with fellow practitioners.

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. 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.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Another way you can express your interest is to join the VBA. Signing up online is easy. And for VBA members who want to add a section to their membership, doing so is easy too.

Parking Information

Parking will be validated - park in the Troutman Sanders deck. Enter the building through the Parking/Delivery entrance and drive through the parking deck attendant/ticket booth gates. Continue up the parking ramp to levels P3-P6 and park in spaces marked for "Troutman Sanders Client Parking" or in any unreserved parking space. Take the parking elevator down to the Lobby level, then proceed to the office tower elevators up to the 15th floor.

 

26th Annual Capital Defense WorkshopOpen in a New Window

This program, sponsored by the Criminal Law Section of The Virginia Bar Association, and financially assisted by 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.

Please check back for more information and event details as we get closer to the conference.

Hotel Information

Omni Richmond Hotel

Call 1-800-843-6664 by 5 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2018, for a special room rate of $169 a night. Be sure to identify yourself as being with the Capital Defense Workshop.

Have you considered joining the VBA?

Signing up online is easy. And for VBA members who want to add a section, such as the Criminal Law Section, to their membership, doing so is easy too.

 

129th 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 129th 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.

 

129th 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 129th 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.

Programming Information

Our sections and committees have lined up a wide variety of CLE programs you won't want to miss at this year's 128th Summer Meeting. This statewide event will take place in July 2019, at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Attendees can choose from among several MCLE presentations to enhance their practices. More than a dozen VBA substantive law sections and divisions have organized this educational feast. Plus, VBA meetings always include events for spouses or guests and children. Bring your family and join in on the fun.

MCLE Credit: X.X (X.0 Ethics) Anticipated

Book Your Room When Room Reservations Open

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

Act now and request your lodging as the hotel is expected to be at full capacity during the VBA meeting. Reservations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until the room block has filled or a deadline date yet to be set. There will be two ways you can reserve a room:

  • Reserve online through the resort's website;
  • Fax or mail in the PDF room request form, when it becomes available.

ROOM REQUEST FORM-not yet available

Register Today

Registration for the Summer Meeting is not yet open. Register by a date in June, yet to be set, to receive an early bird discount rate. Pre-registration will close the Friday of the week before the meeting starts. After this date, please plan to register on-site.

Register Online - Save Time and Money

Register online and receive an additional $15 discount off your registration fee when you use promo code yet to be set.

NOTE: If you sign-in on vba.org, your registration form will automatically populate with your member information. We encourage you to sign in because it will save you time. 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-not yet available

Staying Green in 2018

Like the past several years, the VBA will provide all written materials for MCLE programming online only. That's right, no more heavy packets of paper to lug around the conference center. Bring your laptop or e-device, sign on to the conference center Wi-Fi and access your materials from our website. Prefer hard copies? Be sure to print at home or work before arriving at the Homestead. All registrants are being notified of the link to access MCLE written materials. 

Sponsors, Exhibitors, Advertisers

If you are interested in information about sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising in conjunction with the 129th 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.

Thank you to our sponsors!

The 129th Summer Meeting would not be possible without the following organizations:

Premier Meeting Sponsor: Virginia Barristers Alliance, Inc.

 

49th Annual Conference on Labor and Employment LawOpen in a New Window

Book Your Room By August 13, 2019

Rates start at $229/night. Reserve a room online or by calling 1-877-509-8400 and referencing The Virginia Bar Association.

Lansdowne Resort and Spa
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Leesburg, VA 20176

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/19labor, 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.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Another way you can express your interest is to join the VBA. Signing up online is easy. And for VBA members who want to add a section to their membership, doing so is easy too.

 

Young Lawyers Fall MeetingOpen in a New Window

Express Your Interest

Registration for this event is not yet open. Bookmark vba.org/19yldfall, 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.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Another way you can express your interest is to join the VBA. Signing up online is easy. And for VBA members who want to add a section to their membership, doing so is easy too.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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