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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


Using the State and National Bars to Your Advantage


Larger bars can provide lawyers a wealth of resources and opportunities to launch themselves into state or national prominence, but how does a lawyer deal with the challenges of working with people a few hours’ drive or a six hour flight away? Learn how to overcome these challenges and build a career as a state or national leader in the profession.



Faculty: Chris Fortier, Esq. , VSB YLC Board of Governors (2013-Present), American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (Public Utilities, Communications, and Transportation Committee Chair (2006-2008) and Liaison (2006-2012), Air and Space Law Committee Chair (2010-2012), Executive Cabinet (2008-2012), Membership Board (2012-Present), Administrative Law Liaison (2013-Present), Standing Committee of Continuing Legal Education Liaison (2012-2013)



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