Civil Litigators: Are You Ready for Appeals of Right? (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit: 2.0 Trial Practice/Litigation (Designations Information)
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 03/31/2025

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A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the February 2022 webcast, Civil Litigators: Are You Ready for Appeals of Right?


Course Outline

  • Review the new appellate rules governing Virginia appeals
  • Understand how to protect your appeal in trial court
  • Examine effective written and oral advocacy

On January 1, 2022, appeals of right came to Virginia. This change transforms not just appellate practice, but litigation as a whole in Virginia’s courts. In this crash course for trial lawyers, we address not only the new appellate landscape, but how to succeed in it.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The new appellate rules governing Virginia appeals
  • The logistics of prosecuting or defending an appeal
  • Protecting your appeal in the trial court
  • Impact of the new appellate landscape on trial practice
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Faculty

FACULTY

S. Virginia Bondurant Price, McGuireWoods / Richmond
John P. O'Herron, ThompsonMcMullan, PC / Richmond

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

S. Virginia Bondurant Price, McGuireWoods / Richmond
Ginnie Price is a trial and appellate lawyer handling a broad array of product liability, consumer class action, and commercial litigation matters across the country and in her home state—the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a member of the firm's Appeals and Issues practice team and has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Fourth Division.

Ginnie regularly represents clients at both the trial level and on appeal in both state court and federal courts. She has significant experience as outside national coordinating counsel for a fire-safety products company, a role in which she handles a nationwide docket of high-exposure product liability cases.

Ginnie routinely advises clients regarding labeling and warnings for consumer products and helps implement strategies with clients regarding litigation, discovery, and litigation avoidance to help companies reduce risk.

Additionally, she has extensive experience representing healthcare providers in medical malpractice actions and on regulatory issues, such as complaints made against health care providers’ licenses.

Ginnie previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law teaching research and writing to first-year students and is a past-president of the John Marshall Inn of Court.

Prior to entering private practice, Ginnie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald W. Lemons of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

While earning her law degree at the University of Richmond, Ginnie was a member of the McNeill Honors Law Society, and she received the Orrell-Brown Award for Clinical Excellence.

John P. O'Herron, ThompsonMcMullan, PC / Richmond
Appellate law operates unlike any other area of law, and requires an understanding—and appreciation for—the highly complex appellate rules, procedure, and process. It’s a legal discipline where John O’Herron has dedicated most of his law practice.

Driven by that experience and embracing the challenge of effective appellate advocacy, John offers a variety of appellate services to law firms, attorneys, and litigants who trust him for their appellate matters. This includes consulting and representation related to perfecting or resisting an appeal, briefing and argument, and amicus curiae representation.

John has represented insurance companies, individuals, non-profit organizations, and businesses in numerous appeals, tapping into his familiarity with appellate law and procedure and his proven track record of crafting successful appellate arguments. His unique expertise enables him to provide high-quality representation for written or oral advocacy to maximize the chance of success at both the petition and merits stages of an appeal.

John also excels in non-appellate matters. He regularly represents constitutional officers such as sheriffs and their deputies, clerks of court, and commonwealth’s attorneys in both litigation and non-litigation matters. He represents businesses in various types of disputes or legal needs, including those related to contract disputes or licensure, as well as insurance companies and their insureds in both coverage and liability disputes.

John and his wife live in Richmond with their five children. He enjoys music, reading, and spending time with his family. He is also passionate about education and is the founding president of Cardinal Newman Academy, an independent high school in Richmond.

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