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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


Criminal Law


You have made it, passing the bar exam! You are now a lawyer. If you enjoyed Perry Mason, Matlock, Ally McBeal, Law and Order, or the Practice, you received much exposure to criminal law practice. Now, you have the chance to do it in real life. Learn from an experienced criminal defense attorney as he provides tips on criminal practice in Virginia. From the March 2013 First Day in Practice Seminar.



Faculty: Craig Cooley, Esq., Richmond, VA


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