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  1. Qualify by being a lawyer in your first three years of Virginia practice. Your Virginia license date must be no earlier than 3 years before the day you purchase a seminar or publication.
  2. Choose from our large selection of seminars and publications
  3. Enter coupon code NEWLAWYER at checkout
  4. Save 25%

Virginia CLE® has a singular mission: to serve the continuing education needs of Virginia attorneys. For new Virginia lawyers, this means providing easy, affordable access to the wisdom and experience of the hundreds of Virginia legal experts who share their expertise through our seminars and publications.

Active Virginia Bar member receive 25% off seminars and 25% off publications during their first three years of Virginia practice. This includes those barred in other states who now hold a Virginia bar number. It does not include those returning to the active Virginia Bar after an absence.

While the discount is available on the vast majority of seminars, some are not discountable. Discounts cannot be combined or applied retroactively. Advance registration is required; the discount is not available on walk-in registrations.

Backpack to Briefcase: The New Virginia Lawyer 2014 - Just $95!

A deeply discounted seminar specifically designed for, and available only to, lawyers admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2012, 2013, or 2014 who have not been licensed elsewhere previously. First-year practitioners (licensed in 2014 only) will also receive unlimited access to our webcasts and online seminars December 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015. Attendance at the live seminar is required.

Live on Site in Charlottesville / Wednesday, November 12
Live on Site in Fairfax / Wednesday, November 19

MCLE Credit Hours: 5.5 (including 5.5 Ethics)
Live-Interactive Credit: 5.5

More ways to save... (the 25% discount does not apply to these already discounted products):

** Rule 1A:1 Reciprocity Course**
Seeking to apply for admission to the Virginia Bar via reciprocity? Please click here to view course information.

Click on a link below to learn more about:
  1. Discounts for Rule 1A:1 Reciprocity Course registrants
  2. Valuable FAQs, including MCLE requirements
  3. New Lawyer Resources
  4. New Lawyer Community
  5. Helpful Videos

Discount for Rule 1A:1 Reciprocity Course Registrants

AFTER registering for Virginia CLE®'s Rule 1A:1 Reciprocity course, lawyers barred in states outside Virginia may use coupon code RECIPROCITY to gain early access to the 25% off Virginia CLE® publications discount that new Virginia lawyers receive throughout their first three years of Virginia practice. The discount is not applicable to the Reciprocity course itself.

(The RECIPROCITY coupon code will also work on all discountable Virginia CLE® seminars, but please remember that you must have a Virginia Bar number to receive MCLE credit for a seminar. A course may be suitable for credit in your other state(s) of admission; please check directly with that state for confirmation.)

You must be registered for the Reciprocity course before you may use coupon code RECIPROCITY. The discount cannot be combined with other offers, applied to already discounted combos or libraries, or applied retroactively. Advance registration is required to take advantage of seminar discounts. Please see above for a list of seminars that cannot be discounted.

New Lawyer FAQs

  1. Who is eligible for the Virginia CLE® New Lawyer discounts?
  2. What is the MCLE requirement for attorneys in Virginia?
  3. When do I begin to report my MCLE credits in Virginia?
  4. Are there any special requirements for newly admitted attorneys in Virginia?
  5. And more . . .

New Lawyer Resources

Hanging a Shingle: How to Start a Successful Law Practice: Are you thinking of starting your own law practice? Have you recently opened your own office and would appreciate some tips to point you in the right direction? Virginia CLE® has worked closely with solo and small firm practitioners to develop topics that are imperative to the success of your business. Individual sessions are now available as online seminars.

How-To Seminars: Virginia CLE®'s offers a number of "how-to" courses focusing on the basic skills that every attorney needs.

View a listing of upcoming seminars that may be of particular interest to new lawyers.

View a listing of publications that may be of particular interest to new lawyers.

Legal Links: Links to primary sources, Virginia courts, and other important legal information sources.

Legal Ethics Opinions: Virginia CLE® maintains a collection of recent Virginia legal ethics opinions that may be searched by key words or LEO number.

Fastcase: A web-based collection of state and federal cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and more. The Virginia State Bar has made Fastcase available at no cost to all licensed Virginia attorneys. Log in to the VSB Members Area to access this powerful online resource.

New Lawyer Community

Young Lawyers Conference: All active and associate Virginia State Bar members in good standing, age 36 and under, as well as those members admitted to the Virginia State Bar as their initial bar for less than three years, are automatically members.

The Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia Bar Association: YLD is a separate entity of the VBA organized to promote the interests of, to encourage public service by, and to encourage and promote fellowship among young lawyers.

Helpful Videos

Searching in Multiple PDFs

Most of Virginia CLE®'s publications are available in electronic PDF format. Learn advanced search techniques from this five-minute tutorial.

Student Loans and Personal Financial Planning

View a short video on managing student loans and personal financial planning—advice from University of Virginia Professor and financial expert, Richard F. DeMong.

Time Management

This is the Time Management session from the November 2012 live seminar, Backpack to Briefcase: The New Virginia Lawyer.

Resources for Virginia Lawyers

This is the Resources for Virginia Lawyers session from the November 2012 live seminar, Backpack to Briefcase: The New Virginia Lawyer.

Networking and Client Development

This is the Networking and Client Development session from the November 2012 live seminar, Backpack to Briefcase: The New Virginia Lawyer.

Principles of Ethics and Professionalism for Virginia Lawyers

Tom Spahn of McGuireWoods LLP and Justice Donald Lemons discuss the ethics and professionalism principles for Virginia lawyers endorsed by the Virginia Supreme Court.

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