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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar

    Registration is required.

    Presenters: 

    W. Thomas Chappell, Daniel Salmon, and F. Nash Bilisoly, Vandeventer Black, LLP

    Learn more about our presenter here: 

    Presentation Highlights:

    • Prior to Expansion
    • After the Expansion Takes Effect on January 1, 2022
    • Changes for Litigators at the Trial Level
    • Appellate Procedure before the Court of Appeals
    • Preservation/Waiver
    • Assignments of Error
    • Briefing
    • Post-Decision Procedure
    • Oral Argument
    • Notice of Appeal to the Supreme Court and follow petition for appeal procedure

    Additional Details:

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

    • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar

    Registration is required.

    Presenter: 

    Henry W. McLaughlin, Law Office of Henry McLaughlin, P.C.

    Learn more about our presenter: 

    Henry W. McLaughlin, attorney-at-law, former Executive Director of Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, has been fighting home foreclosures for years.

    The Law Office of Henry McLaughlin, PC focuses on prevention of home foreclosures

    More information here: https://foreclosurepreventionlaw.com/

    Presentation Highlights:

    • The rights of homeowners whose homes have been foreclosed upon, as to defense against eviction and the potential for rescission;
    • Damages based on challenges to the validity of foreclosure;
    • And, pre-foreclosure prevention.

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

    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar

    Registration is required.

    Presenter: 

    Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP

    Learn more about our presenter: 

    Thomas E. Spahn, practices as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Tom was selected as the 2013 and the 2020 metro-Washington DC "Lawyer of the Year" for "Bet the Company Litigation" by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.). In 2018, Virginia Lawyers Weekly selected him for inclusion in the inaugural Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame. Tom has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and is a Member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has spoken at over 1,900 CLE programs throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries. Through links on his website bio, Tom has made available to the public: his summaries of over 1,600 Virginia and ABA legal ethics opinions, organized by topic; a 300 page summary of his two-volume 1,500 page book on the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine; over 950 weekly email alerts about privilege and work product cases; materials for over 40 ethics programs on numerous topics, totaling about 10,000 pages of analysis. Tom graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

    Presentation Highlights:

    Conflicts of Interest:  A Practical Roadmap

    This interactive program uses hypotheticals to explore basic conflicts of interest rules, including:  the general prohibition on adversity to current clients; the definition of "client" for conflicts purposes (including corporations, associations, estates and others); the definition of "adversity" for conflicts purposes (including business adversity, adverse financial impact, discovery of clients and positional adversity); the complex rules governing joint representations; the more subtle standard governing adversity to former clients; determining the status of an attorney‑client relationship; application of the "substantial relationship" standard; “material limitation” conflicts; lawyers’ ability to withdraw from a representation to cure a conflict (including the "hot potato" rule); consents that can cure conflicts (including the revocability of consents and prospective consents); disqualification motions based on conflicts of interest (including standards, process and effects).

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