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    • Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

    CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

    If possible, this event will be rescheduled later in the Fall.


    Presenter: 

    Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods

    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:

    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).

    2 CLE (2 Ethics) Credits

    Additional Information:

    This CLE will be available on Zoom videoconferencing and live broadcast at the City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room with a NPBA staff moderator for a limited audience.

    • Thursday, October 08, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom videoconferencing and Live Broadcast at the City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room (limited seats available)
    Register
    Presenters: 

    Thomas M. Lucas, Jackson Lewis P.C.
    https://www.jacksonlewis.com/people/thomas-m-lucas

    James R. Theuer, James R. Theuer, PLLC
    https://www.theuerlaw.com/attorney-profile

    Topics:

    Employment Law

    Presentation Highlights:

    • Virginia Statutory Changes
    • Changes to Handbook and Posting Requirements
    • Federal Law Changes
    • VOSH Coronavirus Regulations For All Employers
    • VOSH Regulations For Employment Settings/Tasks Involving Medium Exposure Risk

    2 CLE Credits

    Additional Information:

    This CLE will be available on Zoom videoconferencing and live broadcast at the City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room with a NPBA staff moderator for a limited audience.

    • Thursday, October 08, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom videoconferencing and Live Broadcast at the City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room (limited seats available)
    Register
    Presenters: 

    Kellam T. Parks, Parks Zeigler PLLC 
    Learn more about our speaker here: https://www.pzlaw.com/bio/kellam-parks.cfm

    Presentation Highlights:

    • Management of a Modern Law Office
    • Ethical duties with use of Technology
    • Cybersecurity

    Additional Information:

    This CLE will be available on Zoom videoconferencing and live broadcast at the City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room with a NPBA staff moderator for a limited audience.

    • Thursday, October 08, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom videoconferencing and Live Broadcast at the City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room (limited seats available)
    Register
    Presenter: 

    Jamilah D. LeCruise, Law Office of J. D. LeCruise
    Learn more about the presenter here: https://lecruiselaw.com/attorney-profile/

    Topics:

    Legal Profession and Legal Bias

    Presentation Highlights:

    • What is implicit bias?
    • What is the correlation between bias and how we process information?
    • What are the sources of implicit bias?
    • Implicit Bias and the Courts Solutions

    Additional Information:

    This CLE will be available on Zoom videoconferencing and live broadcast at the City of Norfolk Courthouse First Floor Training Room with a NPBA staff moderator for a limited audience.

    • Thursday, October 15, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Town Point Club

    Speaker: John F. Reinhart, Director and CEO, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA)

    Learn more about our speaker here: http://www.portofvirginia.com/about/our-leadership/our-leadership-john-f-reinhart-ceo-and-executive-director/

    • Thursday, October 15, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Town Point Club
    Presenter: 

    M. Powell Peters, Wolcott Rivers Gates

    Learn more about the presenter here: https://www.wolcottriversgates.com/our-attorneys/m-powell-peters/ 

    • Sunday, October 25, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • (EDT)


    • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse and Live Broadcast via Zoom video conferencing
    Presenters: 

    Sharon D. Nelson, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
    Learn more about the presenter here: https://senseient.com/about-sensei/corporate-officers-2/

    John W. Simek, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
    Learn more about the presenter here: https://senseient.com/about-sensei/corporate-officers-2/

    Bretta Z. Lewis, Wolcott Rivers Gates
    Learn more about the presenter here: https://www.wolcottriversgates.com/our-attorneys/bretta-z-lewis/

    The Honorable Winship C. Tower (Ret.)

    Topics:

    Technology and Mediation

    Presentation highlights:

    As lawyers moved to working remotely, they flocked in droves to Zoom for video conferencing. While we are still waiting for Zoom to employ true end-to-end encryption (and Zoom is working hard on that), the current state of its security is ethically “good enough” provided the host of the Zoom conference knows his/her way around the product. This session is designed to alert you to the many ways you can use Zoom in the practice of law – with an eye to making sure that your usage of Zoom is secure and ethically compliant!

    You will hear from The Honorable Winship C. Tower (Ret.) and Attorney, Bretta Lewis with regard to their experience and expertise on mediating cases on Zoom, private zoom rooms and getting agreements signed the same day.

    2 CLE Credits Pending*

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

    • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • City of Norfolk Courthouse and Live Broadcast via Zoom video conferencing
    Presenters: 

    Regina F. Amick, Wolcott Rivers Gates
    Learn more about the presenter here: https://www.wolcottriversgates.com/our-attorneys/regina-f-amick/

    The Honorable Winship C. Tower (Ret.)

    Topics:

    Equitable Distribution and Family Law

    Presentation highlights:

    • The equitable distribution statute in Virginia

    • Classification of property—separate, marital, hybrid

    • Valuation: Determining title, ownership, value, rights, and interests

    • Trial and mediation preparation

    • Mediating equitable distribution divorce cases

    • Advising clients, managing expectations, and practical tips

    2 CLE Credits Pending*

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

    • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Town Point Club
    Presenter: 

    Stephen P. Pfeiffer, Wolcott Rivers Gates

    Learn more about our presenter here: https://www.wolcottriversgates.com/our-attorneys/stephen-p-pfeiffer/

    Presentation Highlights:

    • Evidentiary issues
    • Best Practices
    • Mitigation Tactics