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CLE: “Why Old English Law Matters and How to Find It”; Presenter: Hon. Everett A. Martin, Jr., Norfolk Circuit Court, and Jennifer L. Eaton, Judicial Law Clerk, Court of Appeals of Virginia - 1 CLE Credit

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar


  • Non-NPBA members may register here for attendance via Zoom.

    In-person attendance is only available to NPBA Members due to limited space.
  • NPBA Members, please register here to attend on Zoom.

Registration is required. Registration will close at 10am on the day of the CLE.


  • Hon. Everett A. Martin, Jr., Norfolk Circuit Court
  • Jennifer L. Eaton, Judicial Law Clerk, Court of Appeals of Virginia

Presentation Highlights:

  • Sometimes the only applicable legal authority is old, really old. Learn about recent jurisprudence (including White v. United States, a recent opinion out of the Supreme Court of Virginia) citing to old English case law and discover ways to find these resources for your future use.

  • The presenters will provide information to answer questions like:
    • What is the English equivalent to Michie’s Jurisprudence and what information does it provide?
    • Do courts in the Commonwealth rely on old English law?
    • How can lawyers use English cases to make my arguments more persuasive?

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.