34th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar 2018 (USB Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0; GAL Child: 4.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $265 - USB with electronic materials
$295 - USB plus printed materials (includes electronic materials)
Available Through: 4/30/2021

Information

A pre-recorded VIDEO replay of the April 2018 live seminar, 34th Annual Advanced Family Law.


Topics covered:

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 Continuing Credits: 4.0

Note: Your GAL certificates may be found at the front of your written materials.

The Region’s Premier Advanced Family Law Program!

For over three decades, this program has been a resounding resource for family law practitioners in Virginia.

 

Schedule

COURSE TOPICS

Bi-annual Case Law Update
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.
Annual Legislative Update
Lawrence D. Diehl

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

Advice from the Bench on appellate practice. 
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.       
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.
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.

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, TheOrsino Law Firm / Fairfax

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