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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


Real Property Law


Commercial transactions, leasing, landlord-tenant, and the rule against perpetuities—strike that last one. Learn about the modern aspects of real property law and what you need to know if you are interested in a transactional or litigation practice. From the 2014 First Day in Practice Seminar, Richmond.


Faculty: J. Phillip Hart, Esq. Kay M. Creasman, Esq. Elizabeth Godwin-Jones, Esq.


1:00 Introduction of Speakers


2:00 J. Philip Hart, Esq: Commercial Real Estate: Lending, Insurance, Choosing a Business Entities for Ownership


12:00 Commercial Leases


16:10 Elizabeth Godwin-Jones, Esq: Residential Leases Virginia Landlord Tenant Act


22:30 Responsibilities of Landlords, Breaches by the Tenant, & Remedies


32:00 Acts


33:00 Kay M. Creasman, Esq. Residential Real Estate


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