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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

Professional Development ConferenceThe Professional Development Series is a weekly podcast series devoted to our newly sworn in attorneys and young lawyers.  The PDS will present programs bringing basic skills training, introducing the business of the law, educating on mental health issues, and showcasing long term career options. Programs will come from a variety of sources locally and from around the country.  If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at


Opportunities in a Changing Legal Market and a Guide to the Courts 


Lawyers exist in a new legal market with its own perks but its own challenges. Learn how to navigate this market, learning what modern tricks work in addition to the traditional mainstays that never get too old. Plus, get a tour of Virginia’s Court System below the Court of Appeals. Learn the basics of getting into Circuit Court and General District Court in this brief overview of Virginia’s Courts.



Faculty: William R. “Rob” Sievers, Esq., McEachin and Gee, Richmond, Virginia


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