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Upcoming events

    • Friday, June 07, 2024
    • Virginia Beach Judicial Center - Traffic Courtroom A

    THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE

    IS REQUESTED

    AT THE INVESTITURE OF

    The Honorable
    Scott J. Flax

    AS A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
    SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
    COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

    Friday, June 7th, 2024
    4:00 p.m.

    VIRGINIA BEACH JUDICIAL CENTER
    TRAFFIC COURTROOM A
    RECEPTION TO FOLLOW AT

    TheKellam Estate
    2384 Princess Anne Road
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

    R.S.V.P. by May 24th to Debi Sager
    at dlsager@vbgov.com or 757-385-4262


    • Friday, June 07, 2024
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse - 150 St. Paul's Boulevard - Courtroom 6A - Norfolk, VA 23510

    PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE

    PORTRAIT UNVEILING CEREMONY

    of

    THE HONORABLE BRUCE A. WILCOX

    Friday, June 7, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

    City of Norfolk Courthouse

    150 St. Paul's Boulevard

    Courtroom 6A

    Norfolk, Virginia 23510


    R.S.V.P. by June 3, 2024 to Diana Johnson

    drjohnson@vacourts.gov

    • Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    • Zoom

    We Can Join together to Help Reduce the Eviction Crisis in Our Community

    Affordable housing can be difficult to find, especially for people who have limited income. A person’s rental history may be extremely important in the search for affordable housing. Potential landlords may check to determine if there have been one or more “Unlawful Detainers” filed against a person seeking to rent residential property. Unfortunately, the records stay in the Virginia Court Case Information (VCCI) system, usually for 10 years – even cases that were dismissed or nonsuited.

    A new law was enacted in Virginia in 2022 (Virginia Code Section 8.01-130.01 / Unlawful Detainer; Expungement). This law allows an eviction case that was dismissed or non-suited (and no possession was granted) to be removed from public court records after a certain of amount of time has passed. After an expungement is completed by the court, the case is then removed from VCCI. A cleaner rental history may make it easier for people to obtain future affordable housing.

    The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEVA) received a grant to help address the eviction crisis in our service area by engaging volunteer attorneys via an Eviction Expungement Project (EEP) to clear up tenants’ rental and credit histories, thereby reducing some barriers to obtaining affordable housing.

    As part of this project, LASEVA is offering a 1-hour free CLE (Housing Law – Unlawful Detainer Expungements) followed by a ½ hour clinic to handle cases. The CLE, via zoom virtual format, has been approved by the Virginia State Bar for 1-hour CLE.

    Upcoming CLEs for 2024:

    May

    5/22/24

    June

    6/26/24

    September

    9/25/24

    October

    10/23/24

    To participate in the CLE & Clinic and for additional information, please contact:

    Janet James, Esquire

    Pro Bono Expungement Grant Attorney

    Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

    Phone: 757-305-9007

    janetj@laseva.org


    • Thursday, July 18, 2024
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    • 500
    Register

    Using Generative AI: Legal Ethics to Comply with State Bar Rules

    Live webinar via Zoom
    Number of CLE hours: 1 hour (Ethics)
    Free to NPBA members; $30 non-members

    Summary:

    • Defining generative AI and its use cases for the practicing attorney
    • Rule 1.1 - Competence: Do I really need to know this stuff?
    • Rule 1.5: Fees: How am I going to get paid when I use it?
    • Rule 1.6 - Confidentiality: Just how much can I tell ChatGPT?
    • Rule 5.3 - Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistance: How do I supervise it?
    • Rules 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 - Advertising and Solicitation: Will it help get me more clients?

    Areas of Law: Litigation and Transactional Work (Ethics rules). Legal Marketing & Advertising Rules

    Presenter: James Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder of eSumry

    James Chapman is CEO and Co-Founder of eSumry, a company providing software for busy trial lawyers, paralegals, expert witnesses, and in-house teams to quickly gain deep insights from case data to win at trial. Prior to founding eSumry, he was a commercial litigator for over 30 years. Before entering private practice, Chapman served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. He received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and his law degree from Washington & Lee University.

    As CEO of eSumry, Chapman is responsible for product vision, growth strategy, enterprise sales, and investor relations.  He is a frequent speaker and writes regularly about legal technology, litigation, and the ethical use of AI.

    Registrants will receive a separate email from Zoom no later than July 15, 2024 with a personalized webinar link. Mark your calendar!

    Have questions? Email us at contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org.

    • Wednesday, September 25, 2024
    • Zoom

    We Can Join together to Help Reduce the Eviction Crisis in Our Community

    Affordable housing can be difficult to find, especially for people who have limited income. A person’s rental history may be extremely important in the search for affordable housing. Potential landlords may check to determine if there have been one or more “Unlawful Detainers” filed against a person seeking to rent residential property. Unfortunately, the records stay in the Virginia Court Case Information (VCCI) system, usually for 10 years – even cases that were dismissed or nonsuited.

    A new law was enacted in Virginia in 2022 (Virginia Code Section 8.01-130.01 / Unlawful Detainer; Expungement). This law allows an eviction case that was dismissed or non-suited (and no possession was granted) to be removed from public court records after a certain of amount of time has passed. After an expungement is completed by the court, the case is then removed from VCCI. A cleaner rental history may make it easier for people to obtain future affordable housing.

    The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEVA) received a grant to help address the eviction crisis in our service area by engaging volunteer attorneys via an Eviction Expungement Project (EEP) to clear up tenants’ rental and credit histories, thereby reducing some barriers to obtaining affordable housing.

    As part of this project, LASEVA is offering a 1-hour free CLE (Housing Law – Unlawful Detainer Expungements) followed by a ½ hour clinic to handle cases. The CLE, via zoom virtual format, has been approved by the Virginia State Bar for 1-hour CLE.

    Upcoming CLEs for 2024:

    May

    5/22/24

    June

    6/26/24

    September

    9/25/24

    October

    10/23/24

    To participate in the CLE & Clinic and for additional information, please contact:

    Janet James, Esquire

    Pro Bono Expungement Grant Attorney

    Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

    Phone: 757-305-9007

    janetj@laseva.org


    • Wednesday, October 23, 2024
    • Zoom

    We Can Join together to Help Reduce the Eviction Crisis in Our Community

    Affordable housing can be difficult to find, especially for people who have limited income. A person’s rental history may be extremely important in the search for affordable housing. Potential landlords may check to determine if there have been one or more “Unlawful Detainers” filed against a person seeking to rent residential property. Unfortunately, the records stay in the Virginia Court Case Information (VCCI) system, usually for 10 years – even cases that were dismissed or nonsuited.

    A new law was enacted in Virginia in 2022 (Virginia Code Section 8.01-130.01 / Unlawful Detainer; Expungement). This law allows an eviction case that was dismissed or non-suited (and no possession was granted) to be removed from public court records after a certain of amount of time has passed. After an expungement is completed by the court, the case is then removed from VCCI. A cleaner rental history may make it easier for people to obtain future affordable housing.

    The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEVA) received a grant to help address the eviction crisis in our service area by engaging volunteer attorneys via an Eviction Expungement Project (EEP) to clear up tenants’ rental and credit histories, thereby reducing some barriers to obtaining affordable housing.

    As part of this project, LASEVA is offering a 1-hour free CLE (Housing Law – Unlawful Detainer Expungements) followed by a ½ hour clinic to handle cases. The CLE, via zoom virtual format, has been approved by the Virginia State Bar for 1-hour CLE.

    Upcoming CLEs for 2024:

    May

    5/22/24

    June

    6/26/24

    September

    9/25/24

    October

    10/23/24

    To participate in the CLE & Clinic and for additional information, please contact:

    Janet James, Esquire

    Pro Bono Expungement Grant Attorney

    Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

    Phone: 757-305-9007

    janetj@laseva.org