Recent Developments in Civil Litigation (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 8/31/2020


A pre-recorded streaming AUDIO replay of the August 2019 live phone seminar, Recent Developments in Civil Litigation 2019.

You’re busy—but so are the courts and legislature. How can you easily keep up with changes to the law and important decisions that affect your civil litigation practice?

Let our experienced trial lawyers do the hard work for you. They not only digest the changes to the law in the past year, but also tell you what the changes mean, and how you can profit. While not every case they discuss will be of interest to you, it is nearly certain that several will be “difference makers” in your practice, and amply repay your investment of two hours. There is a reason this long-running seminar has been a favorite over the years: it delivers the news you can use, without the fluff.

Topics covered include:

  • Amendments to the Virginia Code
  • Key decisions from the Virginia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Federal court decisions that affect you and your Virginia practice
  • Changes in Virginia and federal procedural and evidentiary laws affecting matters such as:
    • Jurisdiction, venue, and service
    • Causes of action and damages
    • Affirmative defenses
    • Pleading, practice, and procedure
    • Trial proceedings and evidence
    • Appellate practice
    • Settlement
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Turner A. Broughton,
Williams Mullen / Richmond
Turner Broughton is chair of the Litigation Section at Williams Mullen. He focuses his practice on consumer class actions, environmental litigation and complex and general business litigation. Turner also has extensive experience in mass tort actions, including asbestos and MTBE. In the course of his practice, Turner has handled all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts from California to Florida. He has tried, arbitrated and mediated disputes successfully on a wide variety of matters.

Turner is licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin. Turner is the former chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Turner is a co-presenter of Recent Developments in Virginia Law, an annual Virginia CLE program. He has also written and lectured on class action issues for both the DRI and VBA.

Turner has been recognized by Chambers USA for Litigation: General Commercial (2015-present), and he has been named among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business (2008-present). He has also been named a "Local Litigation Star" for Virginia by Benchmark Litigation (2013-present). He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (2013-present) and was named the Best Lawyers® Richmond "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation-Banking and Finance in the 2019 edition.

Turner serves on the board of trustees of the Valentine Museum. He previously served on the board of directors for Richmond Sports Backers and NOVA Aquatics of Virginia.

Turner received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary. He received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law.

Robert W. Loftin, McGuireWoods / Richmond

Robert is an appellate advocate and trial lawyer whose practice focuses on Virginia appellate litigation and Virginia civil proceedings. Robert’s practice also includes all aspects of federal civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels, as well as conducting internal investigations and representing clients who are being investigated by federal or state agencies.

Robert was a law clerk for the Honorable Donald W. Lemons of the Supreme Court of Virginia from 2004-2006. During law school Robert interned for the Honorable James R. Spencer of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. While earning his law degree, he was honored as a member of the Order of Barristers.

Prior to law school, Robert served as the assistant to the president at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and as the research assistant to the executive director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. As an undergraduate, he received the Edwin B. Kyle Award.

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