Attorney Fee Awards and Sanctions

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, August 24, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, September 7, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fees:

$190 Regular with E-book
$145 Already Own the 2016 Handbook and Don't Want the E-book Version
$215 Regular with Handbook in Print Format Also

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Why Attend?

  • Comprehensive treatment of fees and sanctions, in both Virginia and federal courts
  • Discussion of all relevant case law
  • Best practices examined and explained
  • Receive the new handbook

This seminar will provide comprehensive treatment of fees and sanctions, in both Virginia and federal courts, discuss relevant case law, and examine and explain best practices. Our experienced speakers will address similarities and differences between the Virginia and federal rules; the difference in statutory standards between the “prevailing party,” “substantially prevailing party,” and “successful party”; which equitable claims might get an award of attorney fees; how a party can request an award of fees; factors that go into the determination of “reasonable” fees, and proof that can be offered for each; whether fees associated with an appeal can be awarded; how an improper pleading is sanctionable; and common discovery abuses that lead to sanctions.

BONUS! Each attendee will receive the electronic version of Attorney Fee Awards and Sanctions - Virginia and Federal Courts (2016 edition) - a $90 value

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (August 24)

12:00 Attorney Fee Awards and Sanctions
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 7)

12:00 Attorney Fee Awards and Sanctions
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS


Michael E. Barnsback
, LeClairRyan / Alexandria

Michael E. Barnsback counsels and represents Virginia employers in all aspects of employment law.  He has frequently lectured on and assisted employers with disability accommodation and leave issues under the ADA and FMLA.  He is experienced defending employers in Department of Labor wage/hour audits and FLSA individual and collective action overtime cases. He also has significant background representing employers before the EEOC and state/local administrative agencies. Mr. Barnsback has over twenty years of courtroom experience litigating employment related cases.  He is an editor of the Virginia Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter published by M. Lee Smith Publishers, LLC.  Mr. Barnsback is an adjunct professor of law at the George Mason University School of Law and teaches a class in labor law. He also frequently conducts seminars on employment law and data security and privacy issues.

Bernard J. DiMuro, DiMuro Ginsberg / Alexandria

Bernard J. DiMuro is the managing partner of the Alexandria law firm of DiMuroGinsberg, P.C.  He represents clients in complex civil litigation and professional responsibility cases.  He was formerly a chairman and member of the Eighth District Grievance Committee and chairman of the Virginia Supreme Court Disciplinary Board.  Mr. DiMuro also has been a faculty member of the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course, a member of the VSB Committee to Study the Code of Professional Responsibility, and a past president of the VSB.  He assists business clients and their general counsel in litigation management and in the audit of legal fees and legal services.

Michael S. Lieberman, DiMuroGinsberg PC / Alexandria

Michael S. Lieberman is a founding partner of DiMuroGinsberg and a member of the firm’s litigation team.  He has 35 years’ experience in the litigation of complex criminal and civil matters, with particular emphasis and success in appellate matters.  Mr. Lieberman spent the early years of his career honing his skills as a criminal litigator, concentrating mostly on constitutional claims.  His practice has since evolved to include commercial litigation in the areas of business conspiracy, RICO, copyright and trademark litigation and the litigation of wrongful death claims, especially police involved shootings.  Mr. Lieberman also assists attorneys involved in professional negligence matters.

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