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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

These programs aim to assist you in planning your career from making long term plans to how to adapt and behave in a professional setting. Receive advice from successful young lawyers and seasoned practitoners that will set the building blocks to a fulfilling career. If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at


Mediation Advocacy


Law practice is ultimately about solving problems for clients. These clients will consider mediation to solve their disputes as it may provide a route to a solution that fulfills their needs. The rules of advocacy differ in a mediation from a courtroom practice. Learn from a top mediation professional tips and tools on advocating for your client in a mediation situation.



Faculty: Geetha Ravindra, Esq., Mediator, International Monetary Fund, Richmond, VA


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