Special Committee on Seminars
Jon D. Huddleston, chair
The principal function of this committee is to plan Midyear Legal Seminars. Members of the committee for this year were John E. Byrnes, Danielle A. Ferguson, Terry N. Grimes, I. Lionel Hancock III, Ralph E. Kipp, William F. Roeder Jr., William L. Schmidt, and Carol J. Schrier-Polak.
The 2008 Midyear Seminar was held at the Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa and Casino, in Puerto Rico. Approximately seventy-five persons were in attendance. The continuing legal education program included the following presentations: “Family Law Matters: When Family Law Intersects with Other Practice Areas,” sponsored by the Family Law Section; Benitez Bluffing and Bashing: Use and Misuse of Civil Sanctions in Light of New Guidance from the Virginia Supreme Court,” sponsored by the Litigation Section; and “Upsetting the Apple Cart: The Effect of Spousal Claims and Elections on the Orderly Administration of Estates,” sponsored by the Trusts and Estates Section. The seminar qualified for nine hours of mandatory CLE credit, including two hours of ethics.
The committee also finalized plans for the 2009 seminar, which will be held November 9-16 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Villa Padierna, in Marbella, Spain. Approximately 120 participants are registered. This year’s seminar will include CLE programs sponsored by the Family Law, Litigation, and Trusts and Estates sections.