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    • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom videoconferencing
    Register

    23rd ANNUAL BENCH BAR CONFERENCE

    Keynote Speaker (1:00pm - 1:15pm):
    Hon. Roderick C. Young, 
    U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

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    Session I (1:15pm - 2:15pm)

    COVID-19 and the Courts (1 CLE Credit)

    Hon. Mary Jane Hall, Norfolk Circuit Court
    Hon. David W. Lannetti, Norfolk Circuit Court
    Hon. Joseph C. Lindsey
    , Norfolk General District Court
    Kristan B. Burch, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.


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    Session II (2:30pm - 3:30pm)

    Confidentiality: Part V (Clients’ Past and Ongoing Misconduct) (1 Ethics Credit)

    Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods


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    Session III (3:45pm - 4:45pm)

    Legislative Update (1 CLE Credit)

    Delegate Steven E. Heretick, Virginia House of Delegates
    Hon. Everett A. Martin, Jr., Norfolk Circuit Court
    L. Steven Emmert, Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy, P.C.


    The 23rd Annual Bench Bar Conference will be conducted 100% virtually via Zoom Webinar.

    After registering for the event here and paying for your ticket, you will be sent a confirmation email and you will automatically receive a separate email with your personal link to the webinar from Zoom. 

    Please contact the bar association staff with any questions, comments, or feedback at contact@norfolkandportsmouthbar.org or (757) 622-3152.

    All registrations must be completed by Monday, May 17, 2021, at 5pm.

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

    • Tuesday, June 01, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on June 1, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.

    If you volunteer and are unable to call your client on the day of the clinic, please contact Caryn West cwest@pzlaw.com.

    • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on July 6, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.
    • Tuesday, August 03, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on August 3, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.
    • Tuesday, September 07, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on September 7, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.
    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on October 5, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.
    • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on November 2, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.
    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Remote via phone
    Register

    The NPBA Pro Bono Committee will host a Legal Answers Telephone Clinic on December 7, 2021, from 4pm to 5pm.

    This program is part of an ongoing series of Legal Answers Telephone Clinics coordinated with the Norfolk Law Library that will be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Attorneys who choose to participate will be anonymously paired with clients for a short consultation based upon the information that the clients provide on forms collected by the Norfolk Law Library.

    Volunteers will be given 1-2 forms with clients to contact during that hour. If you would like to volunteer, and have not done so previously, please register for this event and fill out the Volunteer Form (Google Form). If you aren’t available for this event, but you’d like to volunteer in the future, please let us know that as well.

Past events

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 Pending* - 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 Pending*
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