Ethics CLE at Topgolf Loudoun: Tom Spahn on Law Practice Email Ethics

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Live on Site: Tuesday, October 9 / Topgolf Loudoun (Ashburn)
Registration: 1:30 p.m.
Seminar: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Golf: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol


Why Attend?

  • All net proceeds from our Topgolf competition will fund community-based grants made by the Virginia Law Foundation in 2019
  • Join us and your CLE is free
  • Perfect for a law firm outing!
  • Guests are welcome

Our newest take on Experience CLE … Experience Philanthropy!

Our inaugural Experience Philanthropy event will be a one-of-a-kind coming together of two hours of live ethics and an afternoon of great fun at Topgolf — all for an important cause!

Your registration includes:

  • Participation in our Topgolf competition. Appropriate for golfers of all skill levels or with no experience at all!
  • Two hours of fast-paced live Ethics CLE at no additional charge!
  • After event-related expenses, ALL proceeds go to charity.
  • A scrumptious happy hour buffet along with beer, wine, and soft drinks
  • A special Virginia Law Foundation golf shirt
  • Bring up to 3 guests — join individually or as a team
  • Prizes will be awarded.
  • Sponsorships are available for $250

About Topgolf: Topgolf takes the driving-range experience and turns it on its head. Players score points by hitting microchipped balls aimed at targets, similar to darts. The more accurate your shot and the farther the distance, the more points you earn! Clubs are provided. Prizes will be awarded for winning individuals and teams.

About Tom Spahn on Law Practice Email Ethics: Tom Spahn’s reputation as the expert on ethics is well deserved. What isn’t as evident from his résumé is how good he is as a lecturer: enlightening and engaging, yet always focused on relevant, real-world problems and their solutions. This interactive program uses hypotheticals to explore the unique and quickly evolving issues involving the widespread use of electronic communications such as email and social media, including creating and ending the attorney-client relationship; communications with clients, corporate clients, and adversaries; working with service providers and outsourcing of discovery work; discovery; jurors; judges; and marketing.

About Experience Philanthropy: As the educational division of the philanthropic Virginia Law Foundation, Virginia CLE has taken the next logical step after the overwhelming success of our Experience CLE programming. Experience Philanthropy is the best of three worlds, as attendees will have: (1) a great time, (2) at a great CLE, (3) for a great cause. Every single dollar of your attendance fee – less the cost of the event itself – will go directly toward funding the Foundation’s 2019 grants. Since its inception, the VLF has provided over $25 million in grants to help fund some of Virginia’s most important law-related charitable endeavors. In recent years, significant funding has been provided to legal aid offices statewide; to organizations assisting cancer patients, veterans, and victims of domestic abuse navigating the legal system; and to help teach students across the Commonwealth about the importance of the rule of law. Visit the Virginia Law Foundation website.

Sponsorships are available for $250.
Sponsors will receive name recognition on the Virginia CLE and Virginia Law Foundation websites, on social media, and at the program. Sponsors will also receive a golf shirt. Click here to download a sponsorship form.

Program Sponsors:

This Experience Philanthropy program is not available for discounts.




1:30 Registration
2:00 Ethics and the Use of Email in Law Practice with Tom Spahn
Seminar will begin in Signature Room
4:00 Adjourn and Buffet
4:00 - 4:20 Topgolf Warm-Up
4:20 - 4:30 Game Rules Explained
4:30 Game 1 Start
5:30 Game 1 End
5:40 Game 2 Start
6:40 Game 2 End
6:50 Winners Announced in Signature Room
7:00 Event Ends



Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods / McLean

Thomas E. Spahn practices as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods in Tysons, Virginia.  He was selected as the 2013 metro-Washington, DC "Lawyer of the Year" for "Bet the Company Litigation" by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.).  He has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Mr. Spahn has written extensively on attorney-client privilege, ethics, and other topics, and has spoken at over 1,400 CLE programs throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.  He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

Locations, Dates and Fees


Regular Registration: $295 (includes two-hour Ethics CLE program and printed materials, two rounds of Topgolf play with happy hour buffet and unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks.)
Regular Registration, plus guest not attending the seminar: $590 (includes two rounds of Topgolf play for two, happy hour buffet, and unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks).
Regular Registration, plus two guests not attending the seminar: $885 (includes two rounds of Topgolf play for three, happy hour buffet, and unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks).
Regular Registration, plus three guests not attending the seminar: $1,180 (includes two rounds of Topgolf play for four, happy hour buffet, and unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks).


ASHBURN / Tuesday, October 9
Topgolf Loudoun (Venue Website / Google Map)
20356 Commonwealth Center Drive
(703) 763-2020

Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar. 

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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