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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


Federal Administrative Law


A federal practice provides lawyers a chance to expand their practices to new and unique practice areas. However, a federal practice has unique processes in rulemaking and agency adjudication. Learn about when the administrative law process is applicable, how to read a rulemaking notice, and how to practice in an agency setting.



Faculty: Chris Fortier, Esq. , VSB YLC Board of Governors (2013-Present)




What is Administrative Law?


Statutory Foundations


Rulemaking Process


Administrative Adjudication


Appealing Administrative Decisions


Practice Tips


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