Virginia State Bar

An agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia

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Conference of Local Bar Associations

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Conference Calendar of Meetings and Events

Solo & Small-Firm Practitioner Forum

April 7, 2017

Additional Info

Online registration is available here.

Please note that the login to register for events IS NOT the same as your login to see your VSB record information.

Holiday Inn Downtown

5 hours CLE, including 3 Ethics (pending
Because this is a FREE event, including lunch, preregistration is required and space is limited.


8:00 a.m.      Registration

8:30 a.m.     
Introductions and Welcome - Barbara S. Anderson, chair, CLBA Executive Committee and Michael W. Robinson, president, Virginia State Bar

8:45 a.m.     
Talk is Cheap Until You Hire a Lawyer – Financial & Business Arrangements with Clients (CLE/Ethics – 1.5) - James M. McCauley, ethics counsel, Virginia State Bar

10:30 a.m.   
Cybersecurity: Practical and Budget-Friendly Best Practices for Solo and Small-Firm Lawyers (CLE/Ethics – 1.5) - Sharon D. Nelson, president, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, vice president, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

12:00 p.m.    Lunch

12:45 p.m.  
Understanding Diversity: The changing realities and considerations in the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Virginia  (CLE – 1)                    

1:45 p.m.    
Town Hall Meeting - The Honorable William C. Mims, Supreme Court of Virginia

2:45 p.m.    
To Arbitrate or not to Arbitrate, that is the question. Here are some answers. (CLE – 1)

3:45 p.m.     Adjourn

CLBA Executive Committee Meeting

May 10, 2017

11 a.m.
Virginia State Bar
1111 E. Main Street, Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23219

If you would like to attend this meeting as a guest, please contact Paulette Davidson at

CLBA Annual Meeting and Breakfast

June 16, 2017

Capes Ballroom
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel
Virginia Beach

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting and Bar Leaders Breakfast of the Conference of Local Bar Associations (CLBA) on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. in the Capes Ballroom, Sheraton Oceanfront in Virginia Beach.  During this meeting:

VSB President-elect Doris E.H. Causey will share her goals for next year;
The Local Bar Leader of the Year, Local Bar Association of the Year and Awards of Merit winners will be recognized; and
The 2017-2018 CLBA Executive Committee will be elected.

We hope you will be able to join us on June 16th for the Bar Leaders Breakfast.  The breakfast will be completed before the start of CLE programs offered on Friday morning.  If you plan to attend, please send your name, title and bar affiliation to by Monday, June 12, 2017.