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The NPBA has served the Legal Profession, the Judiciary and the Public since 1900. Membership is open to licensed attorneys, law students, legal administrators, and the local military legal community.

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom videoconferencing
    Register

    23rd ANNUAL BENCH BAR CONFERENCE

    Keynote Speaker (1:00pm - 1:15pm):
    Hon. Roderick C. Young, 
    U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

    *****

    Session I (1:15pm - 2:15pm)

    COVID-19 and the Courts (1 CLE Credit)

    Hon. Mary Jane Hall, Norfolk Circuit Court
    Hon. David W. Lannetti, Norfolk Circuit Court
    Hon. Joseph C. Lindsey
    , Norfolk General District Court
    Kristan B. Burch, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.


    *****

    Session II (2:30pm - 3:30pm)

    Confidentiality: Part V (Clients’ Past and Ongoing Misconduct) (1 Ethics Credit)

    Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods


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    Session III (3:45pm - 4:45pm)

    Legislative Update (1 CLE Credit)

    Delegate Steven E. Heretick, Virginia House of Delegates
    Hon. Everett A. Martin, Jr., Norfolk Circuit Court
    L. Steven Emmert, Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy, P.C.


    The 23rd Annual Bench Bar Conference will be conducted 100% virtually via Zoom Webinar.

    After registering for the event here and paying for your ticket, you will be sent a confirmation email and you will automatically receive a separate email with your personal link to the webinar from Zoom. 

    Please contact the bar association staff with any questions, comments, or feedback at contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org or (757) 622-3152.

    All registrations must be completed by Monday, May 17, 2021, at 5pm.

    *Application for approval for this course or program is pending with the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.

    • Tuesday, June 01, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on June 1, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.

    If you volunteer and are unable to call your client on the day of the clinic, please contact Caryn West cwest@pzlaw.com.

    • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on July 6, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.
    • Tuesday, August 03, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on August 3, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.
    • Tuesday, September 07, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on September 7, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.
    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on October 5, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.
    • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on November 2, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.
    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on December 7, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.