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26th Annual NPBA Bench Bar Conference


April 11, 2024

Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 East Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

3.0 CLE (1.0 Ethics) Credits Pending*

11:00 a.m. Registration Opens

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker
The Hon. D. Arthur Kelsey, Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  General Session – 1 hr. CLE Ethics (pending*)
Topic:"Bringing Access to Justice to All: A Pro Bono and Ethics Panel Discussion"


Panelists:
  • Jennifer L. Eaton, Principal, Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black PLC
  • Andrew W. Grindrod, Federal Public Defenders Office
  • The Hon. Elizabeth W. Hanes, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • The Hon. David W. Lannetti, Norfolk Circuit Court


2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions - 3 concurrent sessions – 1 hr. CLE (pending* for each topic)

Topic: “Rest v. Resilience: Mastering the Art of Balance in the Practice of Law”

Panelists:

  • The Hon. Doris Henderson Causey, Virginia Court of Appeals
  • Shemeka C. Hankins, Partner, Invictus Law
  • Arlene F. Klinedinst, Retired, Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black PLC
  • Katherine M. Lennon, Associate, Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black PLC
Session moderated by: Peyton N. Farley, Law Clerk, Virginia Court of Appeals 


Topic: “Corporate Representative Depositions: What You Need to Know”


Panelists:

  • Gary A. Bryant, Willcox & Savage, P.C.
  • John D. McIntyre, Managing Member, McIntyre Stein & Ashby, PLLC
  • Jason E. Ohana, Member, Willcox & Savage, P.C.
  • The Hon. Robert B. Rigney, Norfolk Circuit Court


Topic: “Dos and Don’ts- Tips from Judges”

Panelists:

  • The Honorable Jamar K. Walker, District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • The Honorable Tameeka M. Williams, Chief Judge of the 4th Judicial District of Virginia Norfolk General District Court
  • The Honorable David W. Lannetti, Judge of the 4th Judicial District of Virginia Norfolk Circuit Court
  • (Moderator: Margaret Kelly, Esq., Assistant City Attorney, Norfolk City Attorney’s Office)

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.  Final General Session – 1 hr. CLE (pending*)

Topic: "Significant Statutory Changes and Judicial Opinions from the Past Year" presented by The Hon. Everett A. Martin, Jr., Norfolk Circuit Court.

Announce Raffle Winner!

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Reception sponsored by TowneBank, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Cooper Hurley Injury LawyersSentara, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance CompanyVeteran Reporters, Inc. and McGuireWoods!

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference,

The Members of the NPBA Bench Bar Committee

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


Be sure to pre-purchase your raffle tickets when you register!




Get your chance to win a sunset cruise provided by Freedom Boat Club.


The cruise is a captained boat ride on the Elizabeth River on a pontoon boat for up to 8 people.  The tour will include an up-close view of the USS Wisconsin, Waterside, and the Hague.  It will end watching the colors being lowered at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital.  Guests are encouraged to bring food and drinks.  Alcoholic beverages are allowed.


Must be present at the last general session to win the raffle. Onsite raffle ticket purchases are cash or check only!


Many Thanks to our 2024 Bench Bar Conference Sponsors!

Sponsor list as of February 29, 2024.

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    $1,000.00 RECEPTION SPONSORS includes:

    • Special recognition as a sponsor of the reception and breaks;
    • All of the benefits of Platinum sponsorship.

    $750.00 PLATINUM sponsor includes:

    • Individual display table during the conference;
    • All sponsor recognition benefits for Gold sponsors on screens, website, and materials;
    • Two sponsor representatives may attend the Bench Bar Conference.
    • Verbal recognition as a Platinum Sponsor during Conference introduction.

    $500 GOLD sponsor includes:

    • Shared display table during the Conference;
    • Sponsor recognition on welcome screens throughout the Conference;
    • Sponsor recognition on "Sponsor Page" in handout materials (logo and link);
    • Sponsor recognition on the Bench Bar Conference 2024 webpage (logo and link).
    • One sponsor representative may attend the Bench Bar Conference.

     $250 SILVER sponsor includes:

    • Sponsor recognition on welcome screens throughout the Conference (text);
    • Sponsor recognition on "Sponsor Page" in the handout materials (text and link).
    • Sponsor recognition on the Bench Bar Conference 2024 webpage (text and link).

    $150 BRONZE sponsor includes:

    • Sponsor recognition on screens throughout the Conference (text).
    • Sponsor recognition on the Bench Bar Conference 2024 webpage (text and link).
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