Annual Meeting

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Special Meetings and Events of the Virginia State Bar

Annual Meeting

Continuing Legal Education

78th Annual MeetingNeptune sculpture photo
June 16-19, 2016

Everything you love about the Annual Meeting with a whole new twist.


This year’s CLE features five Showcase programs on which our sections, conferences and statewide bars have collaborated. There will be morning and afternoon tracks at the Sheraton and Hilton on Friday, and a morning program following the General Session at the Sheraton on Saturday. A CLE information desk will be open at the Hilton Oceanfront on Friday. Your Annual Meeting registration fee includes admission to these programs; your badge will serve as your ticket. You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to receive CLE credit for attendance at any seminar on Friday or Saturday.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17 / 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Debate on Religious Freedom in the Workplace – Freedom OF Religion versus Freedom FROM Religion
2.0 credits; ---ethics
Hilton Oceanfront, Ballroom B&C
Sponsors: Criminal Law & Corporate Counsel Sections/VWAA

Official Acts and Honest Services in the Wake of U.S. v. McDonnell – A Discussion of Permissible Rules of Engagement for Virginia Public Officials and the Public
2.0 credits, --- ethics
Sheraton Oceanfront, Ocean Grand Ballroom
Sponsors: Construction Law/Litigation/Local Government Law Sections


FRIDAY, JUNE 17 / 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity for Lawyers: Current Developments and Practical Steps to Ethically Protect Your Data
2.0 credits; 2.0 ethics
Hilton Oceanfront, Ballroom B&C
Sponsors: Real Property/Corporate Counsel/Environmental/General Practice/Health Law Sections

The Pipeline to Diversity: Improving the Practice of Law in the Commonwealth
2.0 credits, --- ethics  Pending                                              
Sheraton Oceanfront, Ocean Grand Ballroom
Sponsors: VSB Diversity Conference, Corporate Counsel Section and Access to Legal Services Committee/Virginia Diversity Foundation/ MDI/Altria Group/Asian Pacific American Bar,VA/ Hill-Tucker Bar Association


SATURDAY, JUNE 18 / 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Judiciary Squares: Evidence & Other Related Topics
2.0 credits; .5 ethics
Sheraton Oceanfront, Ocean Grand Ballroom
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Conference


Maximum Available MCLE Credits for Friday & Saturday: 6.0 Credits, including 2.5 Ethics

Updated: May 13, 2016