22nd ANNUAL BENCH BAR CONFERENCE
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 Charters, Goodman Allen Donnelly
Kevin Biniazan, Breit 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. Burch, Kaufman & 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. Heretick, Virginia House of Delegates
The 22nd Annual Bench Bar Conference will be conducted 100% virtually via Zoom video conferencing.
After registering for the event here and paying for your ticket, you will be sent an email with details on how to complete your registration via Zoom. Your registration is not complete until you have received your unique, personal registration link from Zoom.
As part of your registration, you will need to select your desired breakout session from the four available options. If you need to change your selection after completing your registration, please contact the bar association staff.
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