About the Bar

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board administers the program that was established by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The rules governing the MCLE program require all active members of the Virginia State Bar to complete a minimum of twelve hours of approved continuing legal education courses, including two hours of ethics or professionalism and four hours from live, interactive programs each fiscal year.

2018-19 Board

Christine Lockhart Poarch, Esq.
Chair
Poarch Law Firm
203 South College Ave.
Salem, VA 24153
 540-387-1005  2021 / 2
Kimberly Anne Pierro, Esq.
Vice Chair
1001 Semmes Ave
Mail code VA-RVW-6045
Richmond, VA 23224
 804-404-0388  2020 / 2
Mark Sheridan Brennan, Esq.
 
Vandeventer Black LLP
Riverfront Plaza West Tower
901 E Byrd St Ste 1600
Richmond, VA 23219-1558
 804-237-8804  2020 / 1
Prof. Henry Lawrence Chambers, Jr.
 
University of Richmond
School of Law
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
 804-289-8199  2021 / 1
Lori Beth Klinghoffer Galbraith, Esq.
 
Chesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
Suite 200A
307 Albemarle Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322-5577
 757-382-3200  2019 / 2
Zachary Alan Kitts, Esq.
 
K&G Law Group, PLLC
3554 Chain Bridge Rd Ste 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
 703-649-5500  2019 / 2
Shukita LaVonda Massey, Esq.
 
Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Office
800 E. City Hall Ave Ste 600
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-664-4883  2021 / 1
Scott Andrew Nerlino, Esq.
 
6450 Eighth Street
Alexandria, VA 22312
 703-675-7635  2021 / 1
Victoria Nathalie Pearson, Esq.
 
Attorney General
202 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
 804-363-0677  2019 / 1
Michael David Pierce, Esq.
 
Vandeventer Black LLP
500 World Trade Center
101 W Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-446-8600  2020 / U
Joanna Lee Suyes, Esq.
 
Marks & Harrison, P.C.
Suite 100
1500 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA 23229
 804-282-0999  2020 / 1
Tameeka Montgomery Williams, Esq.
 
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
125 St. Paul's Blvd Ste 400
Norfolk, VA 23510
 757-627-5423  2020 / 1
Karen Ann Gould, Esq.
Ex-Officio
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0550  ---- / -
Mr. Demetrios J. Melis
Liaison
Director of Member Compliance
Virginia State Bar
1111 E Main St Ste 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
 804-775-0418  2022 / -


 

Updated: Jul 13, 2018