34th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar 2018

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Video on Site: Tuesday, May 29 / Abingdon, Alexandria, Dulles, Fredericksburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke
  Wednesday, May 30 / Harrisonburg, Tysons, Warrenton, Winchester
  Monday, June 4 / Charlottesville
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: 0.0
This program is a video replay of a Live on Site seminar held in Richmond in April 2018.

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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

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 live 2018 seminar:

“Great mix of legal and practical advice.”

“Excellent quality and value.”

“Love this seminar.”

 
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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:30 Registration
9:00 Update on Virginia Family Law
Craig W. Sampson

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 Legislative Update: 2018 General Assembly Session
Lawrence D. Diehl

An annual, comprehensive summary of the status of recent legislative changes affecting family law in Virginia.
11:00 Appellate Practice: Some Dos and Some Don’ts
Judge Wesley G. Russell, Jr.

Advice from the Bench on appellate practice. 

12:00 Lunch Recess
1:15 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.     
2:15 Break
2:30 Computer Forensic Fundamentals
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 The Ethics of E-Mail and Social Media: A Top Ten List
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
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
Craig W. Sampson, Barnes & Diehl, P.C. / Richmond

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

VIDEO REGISTRATION FEES (Lunch not included).
(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$215* regular registration (without printed materials).
$245 regular registration plus printed materials.
$200* preregistering VSB Family Law Section member (without printed materials).
$230 preregistering VSB Family Law Section member plus printed materials.
$260 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program

VIDEO LOCATIONS AND DATES

TUESDAY, MAY 29

Abingdon: Southwest Virginia Higher Education, Center, on the campus of Virginia Highlands Community College (I-81 exit 14), 1 Partnership Circle (276) 619-4300 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Alexandria: Courtyard Marriott Alexandria Old Town/Southwest, 2700 Eisenhower Ave. (703) 329-2323 (Venue Website / Google Map) Metro accessible!
Dulles: Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles International Airport, 45425 Holiday Drive (703) 471-7411 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Fredericksburg: Courtyard Marriott Fredericksburg Historic District, 620 Caroline Street (540) 786-8321 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Norfolk: SpringHill Suites Norfolk—Virginia Beach, 6350 Newtown Road (757) 333-3100 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Richmond: UVA Richmond Regional Center, 2810 N. Parham Road, Suite 300, 3rd Floor (Parking available only in spots not marked “Visitor Parking”) (804) 662-7464 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Roanoke: Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 North Jefferson Street (Parking validated for parking deck adjacent to center only) (540) 767-6161 (Venue Website / Google Map)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

Harrisonburg: Courtyard Marriott, 1890 Evelyn Byrd Avenue (540) 432-3031 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Tysons: Courtyard Marriott, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road (entrance to hotel on Greensboro Drive) (703) 790-0207 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Metro accessible!
Warrenton: Holiday Inn Express Warrenton, 410 Holiday Court (540) 341-3461 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Winchester: Wingate by Wyndham Hotel Winchester, 150 Wingate Drive (540) 678-4283 (Venue Website / Google Map)

MONDAY, JUNE 4

Charlottesville: The Virginia CLE® Building, 105 Whitewood Road (800) 979-8253 (Venue Website / Google Map)


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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.

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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.

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