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Upcoming events

    • Sunday, October 25, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • (EDT)


    • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom videoconferencing
    Register
    Presenters: 

    Sharon D. Nelson, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
    Learn more about the presenter here: https://senseient.com/about-sensei/corporate-officers-2/

    John W. Simek, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
    Learn more about the presenter here: https://senseient.com/about-sensei/corporate-officers-2/

    Bretta Z. Lewis, Wolcott Rivers Gates
    Learn more about the presenter here: https://www.wolcottriversgates.com/our-attorneys/bretta-z-lewis/

    Hon. Winship C. Tower (Ret.), The McCammon Group
    Learn more about the presenter here: https://www.mccammongroup.com/neutrals/hon-winship-c-tower-ret/

    Topics:

    Technology and Mediation

    Presentation highlights:

    As lawyers moved to working remotely, they flocked in droves to Zoom for video conferencing. While we are still waiting for Zoom to employ true end-to-end encryption (and Zoom is working hard on that), the current state of its security is ethically “good enough” provided the host of the Zoom conference knows his/her way around the product. This session is designed to alert you to the many ways you can use Zoom in the practice of law – with an eye to making sure that your usage of Zoom is secure and ethically compliant!

    The Honorable Winship C. Tower (Ret.) and Attorney, Bretta Lewis will discuss to their experience and expertise on mediating cases on Zoom, private zoom rooms and getting agreements signed the same day.

    Additional Information:

    This CLE will be hosted via Zoom videoconferencing. After registering for the event here and paying for your ticket, you will be sent an email with details on how to complete your registration via Zoom. Your registration is not complete until you have received your unique, personal registration link from Zoom.

    Please contact NPBA staff if you have any questions or if you would like to attend this CLE, but are unable to use Zoom. Staff can be reached at (757) 622-3152 or contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org

    • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom videoconferencing
    Presenters: 

    Regina F. Amick, Wolcott Rivers Gates
    Learn more about the presenter here: https://www.wolcottriversgates.com/our-attorneys/regina-f-amick/

    Hon. Winship C. Tower (Ret.), The McCammon Group
    Learn more about the presenter here: https://www.mccammongroup.com/neutrals/hon-winship-c-tower-ret/

    Topics:

    Equitable Distribution and Family Law

    Presentation highlights:

    • The equitable distribution statute in Virginia

    • Classification of property—separate, marital, hybrid
    • Valuation: Determining title, ownership, value, rights, and interests
    • Trial and mediation preparation
    • Mediating equitable distribution divorce cases
    • Advising clients, managing expectations, and practical tips

    Additional details:

    After registering for the event here and paying for your ticket, you will be sent an email with details on how to complete your registration via Zoom. Your registration is not complete until you have received your unique, personal registration link from Zoom.

    Please contact NPBA staff if you have any questions at (757) 622-3152 or contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org


    • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Town Point Club
    • 40

    Speaker: 
    Brian L. Buniva, President, Virginia State Bar

    Read the Virginia State Bar news release of Brian L. Buniva's swearing in ceremony from June 30, 2020, here: https://www.vsb.org/site/news/item/brian_l._buniva_2020_21 

    • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Town Point Club
    Presenter: 

    Stephen P. Pfeiffer, Wolcott Rivers Gates

    Learn more about our presenter here: https://www.wolcottriversgates.com/our-attorneys/stephen-p-pfeiffer/

    Presentation Highlights:

    • Evidentiary issues
    • Best Practices
    • Mitigation Tactics