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Virginia CLE®'s How-To Series consists of 12 dynamic programs focusing on the basic skills that every attorney needs. Choose your area of practice, or explore a new one! The programs will help you gain the edge in a variety of practice areas.
Click on each title below for more information and to register. Each program qualifies for two (2.0) MCLE credit hours.
Every client who walks in your door should have a will. This program will arm you with the basics on drafting this important document. Why turn these matters away when you can equip yourself to handle them?
This program will focus on both the "how to" and the "why" of trust planning and drafting. This is your opportunity to receive two hours of expert guidance on this often misunderstood area of practice.
Designed as an introduction for someone new to closings, or as a review for someone who handles only occasional closings, this practical seminar will provide the listener with a checklist of things to look for both before and during the closing.
Mechanics' liens can be powerful collection tools. Learn how to create, perfect, and enforce a mechanic's lien, and examine the various defenses that might be raised. Special attention will be given to waivers, releases, and assignments of the lien.
Learn how to file a consumer Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition, step by step. This program focuses on the documents that you need to collect from your clients, the power of the automatic stay, and the basics of what is involved in helping your bankruptcy clients get a fresh start.
This program will explain the advantages of using an LLC, provide a basic tour through the LLC Operating Agreement, and give an overview of the tax issues. It is aimed at lawyers who do not have extensive experience with LLCs.
Learn the key issues for drafting basic employment agreements, including the executive employment agreement and the independent contractor agreement.
Don't know a patent from a trademark from a copyright? Get up to speed on the basics of this important and constantly growing and evolving practice area.
Learn what to do when you get "that" call from a panicked client who has been arrested. This program will focus on the practical aspects of the criminal defense process.
Find your way to the courthouse and much more. Whether you are a new associate assigned to cover the motions docket, or a sole practitioner fighting on behalf of your clients, arming yourself with the right tools and information is critical to success. This program will give you the basics that you need.
This program focuses on the basics of a plaintiff's personal injury practice, including how to gather information from your client and other sources, how to negotiate with insurance companies, and how to get your case ready for trial.
This program focuses on the basics of separation, divorce, custody, and support. Learn what questions to ask, what documents to file, and how to spot the red flags.