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22nd ANNUAL BENCH BAR CONFERENCE

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Keynote Speaker (1:00pm - 1:15pm):
Hon. Mark Martin, Dean, Regent University School of Law, former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court

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

Regulating the Self-Regulating Profession: Bar Complaints, Court Sanctions, and Other Disciplinary Dilemmas (1 Ethics Credit)

Hon. Lawrence R. Leonard, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Hon. Mary Jane Hall
, Chief Judge, Norfolk Circuit Court

Jeffrey L. Marks
, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.

M. Brent Saunders
, Senior Assistant Bar Counsel, Virginia State Bar


Breakout Sessions (2:30pm - 3:30pm)

  • Cannabis in the Commonwealth

    Hon. Joseph A. Migliozzi, Jr., Norfolk Circuit Court

    Jonathan V. Gallo
    , Vandeventer Black LLP

    Kaitlyn O’Connor
    , Nixon Law Group

  • Dealing with Disasters: Ethical Obligations Before, During, and After Extreme Weather Events (1 Ethics Credit)

    Hon. Robert McLanahan Smith III, Chief Judge, Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

    Joyvan Malbon-Griffin
    , Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance


  • How to Be an Expert with Experts

    Hon. John R. Doyle III, Norfolk Circuit Court

    A. William ChartersGoodman Allen Donnelly

    Kevin BiniazanBreit Cantor Grana Buckner


  • What Else Do We Do Here? The Lesser Known Responsibilities of the State and Federal Courts

    Hon. David W. Lannetti, Norfolk Circuit Court

    Hon. Lyn M. Simmons
    , Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

    Hon. Tasha D. Scott
    , Chief Judge, Norfolk General District Court

    Kristan B. BurchKaufman & Canoles P.C.


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

Significant Statutory Changes/Judicial Opinions from the Past Year

Hon. Everett A. Martin, Jr., Norfolk Circuit Court

L. Steven Emmert
, Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy, P.C.

Hon. Stephen E. HeretickVirginia House of Delegates