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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


Careers in Federal Government


You hear all sorts of stories about federal government workers.  Do you really know what a day in the life of a federal practitioner contains? You might be surprised.  This one hour program covers a federal lawyer's orientation, work life, challenges, and rewards.   Join our panel of four federal civil servants who will discuss the most relevant issues when working for the federal government. Learn from their paths to employment in the federal government.  This program is from the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division's Career Development Initiative from April 2012.



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Moderator: Chris Fortier, Chair of VSB YLC Professional Development Series, Oakton, Virginia

Sarah Theophilus, Department of Veterans Affairs, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Al Perdue, Los Alamos National Research Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Angela Scott, US Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, Maryland

Sylloris Lampkin, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Atlanta, Georgia

Joseph Manalili, Federal Aviation Administration, Los Angeles, California

*All views indicated in this broadcasts are those of the participants and are not endorsed by any of the Federal agencies named here or the United States Government as a whole.


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