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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar

    Registration is required.

    Presenters: 

    W. Thomas Chappell, Daniel Salmon, and F. Nash Bilisoly, Vandeventer Black, LLP

    Learn more about our presenter here: 

    Presentation Highlights:

    • Prior to Expansion
    • After the Expansion Takes Effect on January 1, 2022
    • Changes for Litigators at the Trial Level
    • Appellate Procedure before the Court of Appeals
    • Preservation/Waiver
    • Assignments of Error
    • Briefing
    • Post-Decision Procedure
    • Oral Argument
    • Notice of Appeal to the Supreme Court and follow petition for appeal procedure

    Additional Details:

    *Application for approval for this course or program is pending with the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.

    • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar

    Registration is required.

    Presenter: 

    Henry W. McLaughlin, Law Office of Henry McLaughlin, P.C.

    Learn more about our presenter: 

    Henry W. McLaughlin, attorney-at-law, former Executive Director of Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, has been fighting home foreclosures for years.

    The Law Office of Henry McLaughlin, PC focuses on prevention of home foreclosures

    More information here: https://foreclosurepreventionlaw.com/

    Presentation Highlights:

    • The rights of homeowners whose homes have been foreclosed upon, as to defense against eviction and the potential for rescission;
    • Damages based on challenges to the validity of foreclosure;
    • And, pre-foreclosure prevention.

    *Application for approval for this course or program is pending with the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.

    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room / Zoom Webinar

    Registration is required.

    Presenter: 

    Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP

    Learn more about our presenter: 

    Thomas E. Spahn, practices as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Tom was selected as the 2013 and the 2020 metro-Washington DC "Lawyer of the Year" for "Bet the Company Litigation" by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.). In 2018, Virginia Lawyers Weekly selected him for inclusion in the inaugural Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame. Tom has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and is a Member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has spoken at over 1,900 CLE programs throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries. Through links on his website bio, Tom has made available to the public: his summaries of over 1,600 Virginia and ABA legal ethics opinions, organized by topic; a 300 page summary of his two-volume 1,500 page book on the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine; over 950 weekly email alerts about privilege and work product cases; materials for over 40 ethics programs on numerous topics, totaling about 10,000 pages of analysis. Tom graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

    Presentation Highlights:

    Conflicts of Interest:  A Practical Roadmap

    This interactive program uses hypotheticals to explore basic conflicts of interest rules, including:  the general prohibition on adversity to current clients; the definition of "client" for conflicts purposes (including corporations, associations, estates and others); the definition of "adversity" for conflicts purposes (including business adversity, adverse financial impact, discovery of clients and positional adversity); the complex rules governing joint representations; the more subtle standard governing adversity to former clients; determining the status of an attorney‑client relationship; application of the "substantial relationship" standard; “material limitation” conflicts; lawyers’ ability to withdraw from a representation to cure a conflict (including the "hot potato" rule); consents that can cure conflicts (including the revocability of consents and prospective consents); disqualification motions based on conflicts of interest (including standards, process and effects).

    *Application for approval for this course or program is pending with the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.

Past events

Tuesday, July 06, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pro Bono Legal Answers Telephone Clinic
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pro Bono Legal Answers Telephone Clinic
Friday, May 21, 2021 YLS Summer Kickoff Happy Hour! - Open to All NPBA Members
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 23rd Annual Bench Bar Conference [Virtual] - 3.0 CLE (1.0 Ethics) Credits Pending*
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pro Bono Legal Answers Telephone Clinic
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 Volunteer Opportunity - Pro Bono Legal Answers Telephone Clinic
Thursday, March 18, 2021 *VIRTUAL* Post-Luncheon CLE: “Legislative Update”; Presenter: Delegate Don Scott, Virginia House of Delegates, Law Office of Don Scott, PLLC - 1 CLE Credit - FREE to All NPBA Members
Thursday, March 18, 2021 *VIRTUAL* NPBA Luncheon Speaker: Joe Rieger, Deputy Director of Restoration and Lead Scientist, Elizabeth River Project
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 YLS "Virtual" Breakfast with the Bench hosted by Judge Charles Poston via Zoom videoconferencing
Thursday, March 04, 2021 YLS Virtual Winter Social Wine & Cheese Tasting - Open to All NPBA Members
Thursday, February 18, 2021 *VIRTUAL* Post-Luncheon CLE: “Cybersecurity 101 for Lawyers”; Presenters: Darius Davenport, Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. and Kellam Parks, Parks Zeigler, PLLC - 1 CLE (1 Ethics) Credit - FREE to All NPBA Members
Thursday, February 18, 2021 *VIRTUAL* NPBA Luncheon Speaker: FBI Special Agent Marshall Ward speaking on Cybersecurity
Thursday, January 21, 2021 *VIRTUAL* Post-Luncheon CLE: “Veil Piercing and Alter Ego Liability in Virginia”; Presenter: Jason Ohana, Willcox & Savage, P.C. - 1 CLE Credit - FREE to All NPBA Members
Thursday, January 21, 2021 *VIRTUAL* NPBA Luncheon Speaker: Vivian Hamilton, Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 CLE: "Keys to Success in the Virginia Court of Appeals"; Presenter: Christopher T. Holinger - 1 CLE Credit
Thursday, November 19, 2020 FREE to All NPBA Members *VIRTUAL* Post-Luncheon CLE: “The Anatomy of a DUI Case in District Court”; Presenters: Stephen P. Pfeiffer, Hon. Michael C. Rosenblum, Hon. Douglas B. Ottinger - 1 CLE Credit
Thursday, November 19, 2020 Post-Luncheon CLE: “The Anatomy of a DUI Case in District Court”; Presenters: Stephen P. Pfeiffer, Hon. Michael C. Rosenblum, Hon. Douglas B. Ottinger - 1 CLE Credit
Thursday, November 19, 2020 *VIRTUAL* NPBA Luncheon Speaker: Brian L. Buniva, President, Virginia State Bar
Thursday, November 19, 2020 NPBA Luncheon with Speaker: Brian L. Buniva, President, Virginia State Bar
Thursday, November 12, 2020 CLE: "Wills & Trusts 101"; Presenters: Caryn R. West and Stephen E. Taylor - 3 CLE Credits Pending*
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 CLE: "Equitable Distribution 101 and Settling Property in a Divorce"; Presenters: Regina F. Amick and Hon. Winship C. Tower (Ret.) - 2 CLE Credits
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 CLE: "Zoom Training for Lawyers – Using it Securely and the Ins and Outs of Mediating Electronically "; Presenters: Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek, Bretta Z. Lewis, and Hon. Winship C. Tower (Ret.) - 2 CLE Credits
Sunday, October 25, 2020 SAVE THE DATE -- Pro Bono Week 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020 CLE: "Financial impacts from COVID 19 with focus on evictions and loan modifications"; Presenters: M. Christine Maggard and Barry W. Spear - 2 CLE Credits
Thursday, October 15, 2020 Updated NPBA Luncheon with included CLE: "Everything You Need to Know About Cost Basis"; Presenter: M. Powell Peters - 1 CLE Credit
Thursday, October 08, 2020 CLE DAY: "Implicit Bias in the Law, the Court System, the Legal Community"; Presenter: Jamilah D. LeCruise - 2 CLE Credits
Thursday, October 08, 2020 CLE DAY: "Efficient Law Practice in Uncertain Times"; Presenter: Kellam T. Parks - 2 CLE Credits (1 Ethics)
Thursday, October 08, 2020 CLE DAY: "Toto, I don’t think we are in Virginia anymore!" - 2020 Employment Law Update; Presenter: James R. Theuer - 2 CLE Credits
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES - CLE: "Conflicts of Interest: A Practical Roadmap" [VIRTUAL]; Presenter: Thomas E. Spahn - 2 CLE (2 Ethics) Credits
Thursday, September 24, 2020 CLE: "Personal Injury Practice in General District Court for the General Practitioner" [VIRTUAL]; Presenters: John G. Baker and Griffin O’Hanlon - 2 CLE Credits
Monday, September 21, 2020 22nd Annual Bench Bar Conference [VIRTUAL] - 3 CLE (including up to 2 Ethics) Credits
Thursday, September 17, 2020 NPBA Luncheon with Speaker: Erik H. Neil, Director and CEO, The Chrysler Museum of Art
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 CLE: "Riparian Rights and Waterfront Property"; Presenters: Bryan Peeples and Daniel Parrish - 2 CLE Credits
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 CANCELED - Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association Annual Dinner