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Join the Norfolk & portsmouth Bar Association

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

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

    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

    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.