34th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar 2018

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Live on Site: Thursday, April 19 / Richmond (SOLD OUT)
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0; GAL Child: 4.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
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Why Attend?

Hear expert analysis on advanced family law topics, including:

  • Some dos and don’ts of appellate practice from Judge Russell of the Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • How to discover adversaries’ social media use and put it to good use in discovery and at trial, and how to shield your own clients from negatively impacting their own cases with social media use
  • An overview of forensics for attorneys—what forensics can and can’t do, how to preserve the evidence, and understanding the forensics facts
  • A discussion on the new ethical pitfalls of email and social media, and guidance on how lawyers can spot those pitfalls

Plus the Annual Legislative and Case Law Updates

The live seminar in Richmond has sold out. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please contact Tanya Morris at tmorris@vacle.org.

Cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

GAL for Children Continuing Credit Hours: 4.0

GAL Information


The Region’s Premier Advanced Family Law Program!

For over three decades this seminar, held at the beautiful and historic Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, has been the destination of choice for family law practitioners in Virginia.

Comments from the 2017 seminar:

“Best CLE for family law in years. Great job on materials and presenters.”

“Location good, well organized, useful and practical content.”

“Great venue. Nothing better than The Jefferson.”

 
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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:30 Registration
9:00 Bi-annual Case Law Update
Edward D. Barnes

A thorough review of significant family law decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the Virginia Court of Appeals.
10:00 Break
10:15 Annual Legislative Update
Lawrence D. Diehl

An annual, comprehensive summary of the status of recent legislative changes affecting family law in Virginia.
11:00 Social Media in Litigation: Wielding the Sword and the Shield
Les S. Bowers

This presentation will cover how to discover adversaries’ social media use and put it to good use in discovery and at trial, and how to shield your own clients from negatively impacting their own cases with social media use.  There will be advanced discussions regarding investigative techniques and forensic recovery of social media and associated metadata.       
12:00 Presentation of Awards (live program only)
12:15 Lunch (provided at live program only)
1:15 Appellate Practice: Some Dos and Some Don’ts
Judge Wesley G. Russell, Jr.


Advice from the Bench on appellate practice. 

2:15 Break
2:30 Forensics 101 for Attorneys
Robert New


An overview of forensics for attorneys—what forensics can and can’t do, how to preserve the evidence, and understanding the forensics facts.

3:45 Ethical Issues in Email and Social Media
C. Simon Davidson

Most rules of professional conduct pre-date the era of email and social media.  This session will discuss the new ethical pitfalls these technologies create and provide guidance on how lawyers can spot those pitfalls.
4:45 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. Wesley G. Russell, Jr., Court of Appeals of Virginia / Richmond
Edward D. Barnes, Barnes & Diehl, P.C. / Richmond
Les S. Bowers, MichieHamlett / Charlottesville
C. Simon Davidson, McGuireWoods LLP / Charlottesville
Lawrence D. Diehl, Barnes & Diehl, P.C. / Richmond
Robert New, New Forensic Technologies / Lynchburg

MODERATOR

Lawrence P. Vance, Buchbauer & McGuire, P.C. / Winchester

COURSE CO-PLANNERS

Melanie E. Peters, Weaver Law Firm, P.C. / Roanoke
Robert E. Henley III, Batzli Stiles Butler  PC / Richmond
Richard B. Orsino, The Orsino Law Firm / Fairfax

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (Lunch included)
(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$265* regular registration (without printed materials).
$295 regular registration plus printed materials.
$250* preregistering VSB Family Law Section member (without printed materials).
$280 preregistering VSB Family Law Section member plus printed materials.
$310 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program


LIVE LOCATION AND DATE

Richmond / Thursday, April 19
The Jefferson (Venue Website / Google Map)
Franklin & Adams Streets
(804) 788-8000


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A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.

Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

Printed Materials: You still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

To receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar AND register for the lower fee, your registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar.  A link to the downloadable e-book materials will be e-mailed to you two business days before the seminar.  Once you download the materials, you can review them and print the portions you want to bring with you to the seminar.

After 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar, only the registration options that include printed materials will be available.


Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $90 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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