Virginia CLE Essentials Seminars

"So many of us have entered into this industry the hard way—being thrown into the deep end of the pool and learning to swim...It would have been wonderful to have just the essentials laid out for me, so that I wouldn't have to be burned to a crisp as I learned by trial by fire."
– Kevin T. Pogoda, Essentials faculty

"I think the Essentials programming is absolute genius. When you get out of law school, you have all of these rules and regulations. You know what the law is; you just don't know what to do with it—how to get from A to B to C. You know what needs to be done objectively. It's just the practical aspects that sometimes cause the problem"
– Kay M. Creasman, Essentials faculty

Virginia CLE® Essentials programming is designed to get straight to the heart of what you need to know to succeed. These short seminars are ideal whether you are a new attorney, a veteran checking in on current best practices, or considering expanding to a new practice area.

Essentials seminars are available first as live-interactive seminars, and then as on-demand online programs. Essentials programs to date:

  • Essentials of Advocacy
  • Essentials of Appellate Practice
  • Essentials of Bankruptcy Law in Virginia
  • Essentials of Child Support, Custody, and Visitation
  • Essentials of Copyright
  • Essentials of Contract Drafting, with Lenné Espenchied
  • Essentials of Contracts in Virginia
  • Essentials of Cross-Examination
  • Essentials of Depositions
  • Essentials of Drafting Deeds
  • Essentials of Drafting Prenuptial Agreements
  • Essentials of Drafting Separation Agreements
  • Essentials of Drafting Trusts in Virginia
  • Essentials of Drafting Wills in Virginia
  • Essentials of E-Discovery
  • Essentials of Equitable Distribution in Mediation and Divorce Cases
  • Essentials of Evidence
  • Essentials of the False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act
  • Essentials of Federal Sentencing
  • Essentials of Foreclosure
  • Essentials of Handling Drug Cases in Virginia
  • Essentials of Handling Employment Litigation Cases in Federal Court
  • Essentials of Handling No-Fault Divorces in Virginia
  • Essentials of Health Care Law
  • Essentials of Intellectual Property
  • Essentials of Jury Selection in Virginia
  • Essentials of Landlord-Tenant Law in Virginia
  • Essentials of Political Law: Ramping Up for the 2020 Elections
  • Essentials of Probate
  • Essentials of Residential Real Estate Closings
  • Essentials of Search and Seizure in Virginia
  • Essentials of Small Business Formation
  • Essentials of Spousal Support in Virginia
  • Essentials of Taxation
  • Essentials of Title Examination
  • Essentials of Trial Practice: Your First Trial
  • Essentials of Virginia Civil Motions Practice
  • Essentials of Virginia Zoning Law
We will continue to expand our inventory in 2020 and beyond.

Upcoming Essentials SeminarsOnline Essentials Seminars