Upcoming Continuing Legal Education Seminars on Starting a Law Firm and Reasonable Attorney’s Fees in Virginia
As many of you know, for the last three years John Bredehoft and I handled the most difficult and involved part (even though I do say so myself) of three important Virginia CLEs — the Annual Employment Law Update in May of each year (through VaCLE) and then in the fall we did the annual case law update for the Virginia Bar Association’s Annual Conference of Labor Relations and Employment Law.
In all three seminars, we were responsible for reviewing interpreting the previous-year’s new case law, and it was a real pleasure to work with my good freind Bredehoft. For decades (three decades in the case if VaCLE, and nearly five decades in the case of VBA) these seminars have been indispensable educational and networking opportunities for Virginia lawyers practicing in, or wanting to learn more about, employment law. I myself attended these conferences from the very start of my legal career, and I have always found them to be top-notch education and social opportunities.
Prior to John and I taking over, Eddie Isler and Harris Butler handled the update portion of all three seminars for as long as I can remember, which is to say at least 12 or 13 years. Under a new policy, however, the presenters of this one portion of the seminar will be rotated out every few years, beginning this year. This certainly didn’t hurt my feelings, however, because (1) it was indeed an enormous amount of work and (2) it basically took up all of the time I could afford to spend, annually, preparing and speaking at CLEs.
So, because I do not have to prepare an enormous volume of new employment law cases, I am now free to speak at numerous other seminars on different topics, including two upcoming seminars through Virginia CLE — the first will be the semi-annual Hanging a Shingle seminar on July 11, 2018 and the second is Attorney Fee Awards in Virginia on August 23, 2018. Video replays of both seminars will also be available throughout the Commonwealth at various times.
Spots are selling out fast, hope to see some or all of you there!