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CLE: “Getting to $50,000 in GDC: Both Sides of the Coin”; Presenter: Michelle Parker and Jeffrey P. Partington, The Decker Law Firm - 2 CLE Credits

  • Friday, October 29, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 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.


  • 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.