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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, Vandeventer Black, LLP - 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 for in-person attendance.
  • 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, Vandeventer Black, LLP

Presentation Highlights:

  • Sometimes the only applicable legal authority is old, really old. Learn about recent jurisprudence 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?
    • How can lawyers find English cases and statutory authority online or in libraries?
    • 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.