31st Annual Employment Law Update Seminar 2022

MCLE Credits: 6.5
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Tuesday, May 3, 8:00 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. ET
  • Live Webcast
  • Live Telephone
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MCLE Credit: 6.5 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.5 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 2.5 Trial Practice/Litigation, 1.0 Ethics
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Registration Fees:

Webcast: $309
Telephone: $329


Why Attend?

  • Learn from the leading practitioners and gain real, practical knowledge in a wide array of employment law matters
  • Understand the changes to appeals available in the Virginia Court of Appeals and the new rights and remedies found in the Virginia Values Act
  • Receive comprehensive written materials and outlines that you will be able to use now to improve your practice
  • Get the annual Ethics hour and Annual Update on employment law cases

Consistently rated as “Excellent” by attendees, this annual seminar provides an indispensable educational opportunity with valuable updates and practical guidance for any attorney whose practice includes employment-related issues. Attendees will walk away from this seminar with detailed explanations, in-depth analysis, and practical advice for both management and plaintiffs’ counsel on a number of today’s hot employment topics, to include:

  • Overview of the ethical pitfalls when dealing with clients in states where the attorney is not a member of the Bar first
  • Case Law Update on U.S. Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit, and Virginia cases
  • Summary Judgment Motions and how to effectively use them
  • Virginia Values Act and the expanded Virginia Court of Appeals
  • Issues related to computer theft in the employment context
  • Attorneys’ fees issues in employment cases

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $90 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.

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COURSE SCHEDULE (May 3) (Eastern Time)

8:00 Program Welcome and Introductory Comments
Edward Lee Isler, Planning Chair and Moderator
8:05 “Spanning the Globe”—The Ethics of Advising Clients in Other Jurisdictions
Thomas E. Spahn

The foremost Virginia practitioner on legal ethics addresses the often-unconsidered ethical considerations of advising clients in other states where the attorney is not a member of the Bar.
9:00 Break
9:10 “The Constant Variety of Sports”—Annual Update on Employment Law Cases
Tim Schulte, Laura D. Windsor

Our annual comprehensive plaintiff-defense point-counterpoint of the most important Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit, and Virginia employment law decisions from the past twelve months.
10:25 Break
10:35 “The Thrill of Victory …?”—Summary Judgment Motions in Employment Cases
Craig J. Curwood, Edward Lee Isler

Summary judgment remains a valuable weapon in the arsenal of the defense attorney and a thorn in the side of the plaintiff’s counsel.  Here, experienced attorneys from both sides of the aisle discuss and debate best strategies for obtaining or defeating summary judgment in employment cases.
11:50 Lunch Break
12:15 “The Agony of Defeat …?”—What the Virginia Values Act and the Expanded Virginia Court of Appeals Mean for Employment Law Practitioners
John M. Bredehoft, Leigh R. Strelka

In 2020, there was an apparent sea change in Virginia state employment law.  Now, almost two years after the effective date of the new laws, a passionate plaintiff’s lawyer and a zealous defense attorney share their perspectives on how things are shaping up since that sea change.  
1:15 Break
1:25 “The Human Drama of Competition”: Issues Related to Computer Theft in the Employment Context
Neil S. Talegaonkar and Jaime B. Wisegarver

The pandemic spurred many employees to alter their career trajectories. Experienced business torts attorneys discuss some of the legal aspects and pitfalls that arise when employees leave with proprietary information to start their own enterprises (or join another).
2:25 Break
2:35 “Brought to You by Our Sponsors”—Attorneys’ Fees Issues in Employment Cases
David L. Greenspan, Zachary A. Kitts

Two experienced employment law practitioners review some of the challenges and keys in seeking or opposing attorneys’ fees petitions in employment cases.
3:35 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.



Edward Lee Isler, IslerDare PC / Tysons


John M. Bredehoft, Kaufman & Canoles / Norfolk
Craig J. Curwood, Butler Curwood, PLC / Richmond
David L. Greenspan, McGuireWoods LLP / Tysons
Edward Lee Isler, IslerDare PC / Tysons
Zachary A. Kitts, K&G Law Group / Fairfax
Tim Schulte, Shelley Cupp Schulte, PC / Richmond
Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP / Tysons
Leigh R. Strelka, Strelka Employment Law / Roanoke
Neil S. Talegaonkar, Kaufman & Canoles / Richmond
Laura D. Windsor, Williams Mullen / Richmond
Jaime B. Wisegarver, Hirschler Fleischer / Richmond

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