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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


Trial Practice Fundamentals


Lawyers are known for trials. So how do you do a trial? Join a former leader of the Young Lawyers Conference and an expert litigator as he goes over the fundamentals of a trial. Demystify your perceptions of the courtroom and acquire the skills needed to be an effective advocate for your client and an ethical officer of the court. Spend this hour learning how to present your case and how to be prepared for the procedure and theater of the courtroom. From the Professional Development Conference, September 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.



Faculty: Nathan Veldhuis, Esq., Alexandria, VA


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