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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

    • Sunday, October 24, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The event address will be sent to all registrants by email on October 20, 2021


    Please join us on Sunday October 24, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. for the annual NPBA Young Lawyers Section Fall Reception.

    The event will be catered by Yummy Goodness Catering Company, to include vegetarian and vegan options! Beer, wine, and iced tea will be served as well.

    Due to COVID-19 risks, you must be vaccinated to attend this event. Please bring a copy or photograph of your vaccine card with you to the event.

    The Young Lawyers would like to thank our current sponsors for supporting this event:

    Cooper Hurley
    Fraim & Fiorella
    Guidance Law
    Kaufman & Canoles
    Law Office of J.D. LeCruise
    Mahoney & Richmond
    The McCammon Group
    McGuireWoods
    Parks Ziegler
    Wolcott Rivers Gates

    There is still plenty of time to become a sponsor of this event and have your name or firm name in future announcements as well as displayed at the event. Please let us know if you would like to sponsor!

    Please kindly RSVP using the link attached to this announcement. The event address will be sent to all registrants by email on October 20, 2021.

    We look forward to seeing everyone for this in-person event! Please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or concerns: (757) 622-3152 or contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org.

    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar
    Register

    Registration is required. Registration will close at 10am on the day of the CLE.

    Presenters: 

    • Hon. Everett A. Martin, Jr., Norfolk Circuit Court
    • Jennifer L. Eaton, Judicial Law Clerk, Court of Appeals of Virginia

    Presentation Highlights:

    • Sometimes the only applicable legal authority is old, really old. Learn about recent jurisprudence (including White v. United States, a recent opinion out of the Supreme Court of Virginia) citing to old English case law and discover ways to find these resources for your future use.

    • The presenters will provide information to answer questions like:
      • What is the English equivalent to Michie’s Jurisprudence and what information does it provide?
      • Do courts in the Commonwealth rely on old English law?
      • How can lawyers use English cases to make my arguments more persuasive?

    Additional Details:

    • Please be prepared to follow any current health and safety mandates in effect in the courthouse at the time of the event.

    • Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, events may be canceled, postponed, or transitioned to virtual programs.

    • All registrants (both in-person and Zoom) will receive a Zoom link and materials in advance of the CLE by email so that attendees can easily change from in-person to remote attendance if needed.

    • If you register for in-person attendance, but are later unable to attend in person, please contact NPBA staff so that an in-person attendance seat can be opened up.

    • Please contact bar association staff at 757 622-3152 or contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org if you have any questions.

    *This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1 hour of credit.

    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar
    Register

    Registration is required. Registration will close at 10am on the day of the CLE.

    Presenters: 

    • Michael D. Pierce, Vandeventer Black, LLP
    • Peyton Farley, Regent University Law Student

    Presentation Highlights:

    • The Climate: Comparing early 20th century race relations in VA and US with recent rise in racial tensions (i.e. BLM movement, 2020 protests).
    • The Numbers: review statistics for racial diversity among judges, lawyers, and law students in VA and the broader US.
    • The Law: reviewing Title VII, VA Anti-discrimination law, Ethics Rules, and Case Law.
    • The Experiences: Testimonies of the shared experiences among racial minorities in the legal profession.
    • The Lessons: Strategies for how to address and fix the problems and meet legal and ethical duties as members of the bench and bar.

    Additional Details:

    • Please be prepared to follow any current health and safety mandates in effect in the courthouse at the time of the event.

    • Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, events may be canceled, postponed, or transitioned to virtual programs.

    • All registrants (both in-person and Zoom) will receive a Zoom link and materials in advance of the CLE by email so that attendees can easily change from in-person to remote attendance if needed.

    • If you register for in-person attendance, but are later unable to attend in person, please contact NPBA staff so that an in-person attendance seat can be opened up.

    • Please contact bar association staff at 757 622-3152 or contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org if you have any questions.

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

    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar
    Register

    Registration is required. Registration will close at 10am on the day of the CLE.

    Presenters: 

    • Ra Hee Jeon, Pender & Coward, P.C.

    Presentation Highlights:

    • Basic tenets of Asylum Law

    • Eligibility and Benefits of the Asylum status

    • Non-U.S. citizen family law clients: protect your client’s permanent resident status to legally reside and work in the USA after separation/divorce

    Additional Details:

    • Please be prepared to follow any current health and safety mandates in effect in the courthouse at the time of the event.

    • Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, events may be canceled, postponed, or transitioned to virtual programs.

    • All registrants (both in-person and Zoom) will receive a Zoom link and materials in advance of the CLE by email so that attendees can easily change from in-person to remote attendance if needed.

    • If you register for in-person attendance, but are later unable to attend in person, please contact NPBA staff so that an in-person attendance seat can be opened up.

    • Please contact bar association staff at 757 622-3152 or contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org if you have any questions.

    *This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 2 hours of credit.

    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar
    Register

    Registration is required. Registration will close at 10am on the day of the CLE.

    Presenters: 

    • Michelle Parker, The Decker Law Firm
    • Jeffrey P. Partington, The Decker Law Firm

    Presentation Highlights:

    • Nuts and Bolts – Applicable Statutes
      • Limit Increases; Requests for Liability Limit Info
      • Perfection of Appeal
    • Transfer Motions
      • Considerations Prior to Filing the Motion
      • Steps in Getting the Motion/Order and New Trial Date in Place
    • Proof & Damages
      • When and What to Send Opposing Counsel
      • Bates Stamping Medical Records
      • Witnesses
      • SDT
      • FOIA
      • Ring/Security Cameras and How to Introduce the Evidence
    • Ethical Concerns
      • Risk of Excess Judgment
      • Defendant Right to Counsel in Excess Judgment Situations
      • Appeal Perfection Requirements
    • Strategic Considerations
      • Punitive Damages
      • Limits Considerations
      • Changes to 8.01-417
      • Jurisdictional Choice 8.01-262
    • The Law of Unintended Consequences: Open Discussion & Questions

    Additional Details:

    • Please be prepared to follow any current health and safety mandates in effect in the courthouse at the time of the event.

    • Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, events may be canceled, postponed, or transitioned to virtual programs.

    • All registrants (both in-person and Zoom) will receive a Zoom link and materials in advance of the CLE by email so that attendees can easily change from in-person to remote attendance if needed.

    • If you register for in-person attendance, but are later unable to attend in person, please contact NPBA staff so that an in-person attendance seat can be opened up.

    • Please contact bar association staff at 757 622-3152 or contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org if you have any questions.

    *This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 2 hours of credit.

    • Thursday, November 18, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse 8th Floor Rotunda
    Register

    2021-2022 Luncheons will be hosted in the City of Norfolk Courthouse 8th Floor Rotunda with a boxed lunch for attendees.

    Speaker: 
    Jay B. Myerson, President, Virginia State Bar

    Learn more about our speaker here:

    https://www.vsb.org/site/news/item/myerson_president_2122

    Additional Details:

    • Boxed lunches with a variety of sandwiches and salads from Gourmet Gang will be provided for attendees.

    • Please be prepared to follow any current health and safety mandates in effect in the courthouse at the time of the event.

    • Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, events may be canceled, postponed, or transitioned to virtual programs.

    • Registrations must be received by Monday, November 15, 2021.

    • Please contact bar association staff at 757 622-3152 or contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org if you have any questions.

    • Thursday, November 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar
    Register

    Registration is required. Registration will close at 10am on the day of the CLE.

    Presenters: 

    Stephen W. Brewer, Willcox & Savage, P.C.

    Presentation Highlights:

    • Topics to be Covered:
      • General – What are the Risks Today?
      • Specific – What are the Risks to Law Firms?
      • How are Cyber Attacks Launched?
      • What Technology Defenses Are Available?
      • What Other Defenses Are Available?
      • Types of Cyber Liability Exposures and Cyber Losses
      • Doesn’t My Malpractice Insurance Cover Me?
      • Separate Cyber Liability Insurance Policies
      • Legal and Ethical Duties of Lawyers
      • ABA Opinion
      • Virginia Legal Ethics Opinion

    Additional Details:

    • Please be prepared to follow any current health and safety mandates in effect in the courthouse at the time of the event.

    • Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, events may be canceled, postponed, or transitioned to virtual programs.

    • All registrants (both in-person and Zoom) will receive a Zoom link and materials in advance of the CLE by email so that attendees can easily change from in-person to remote attendance if needed.

    • If you register for in-person attendance, but are later unable to attend in person, please contact NPBA staff so that an in-person attendance seat can be opened up.

    • Please contact bar association staff at 757 622-3152 or contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org if you have any questions.

    *This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1 hour of credit.

    • Thursday, January 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse 8th Floor Rotunda

    2021-2022 Luncheons will be hosted in the City of Norfolk Courthouse 8th Floor Rotunda with a boxed lunch for attendees.

    Speaker: 
    Dr. Michael Strunc, Sleep Medicine Specialist and Neurologist, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD)

    Learn more about our speaker here:
    https://www.chkd.org/our-doctors/medical-specialists/sleep-medicine-program/michael-strunc,-md/

    Additional Details:

    • Boxed lunches with a variety of sandwiches and salads from Gourmet Gang will be provided for attendees.

    • Please be prepared to follow any current health and safety mandates in effect in the courthouse at the time of the event.

    • Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, events may be canceled, postponed, or transitioned to virtual programs.

    • Registrations must be received by Monday, January 17, 2022.

    • Please contact bar association staff at 757 622-3152 or contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org if you have any questions.