YLC Launches Meet the Members Video Series

Posted on 12/18/2023
The Young Lawyers Conference is producing a series of short interviews with YLC members, starting with the YLC board. The first of many interviews features YLC President, Craig Ellis, who shares a little bit about his career path.

Alicia Penn Receives 2023 Young Lawyer of the Year Award

Posted on 6/13/2023
Alicia M. Penn has been awarded the 2023 R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award by the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference (YLC).

You Can Have a Work Life Balance and Still be Hardworking

Posted on 6/9/2023
One of the hardest lessons I have learned as a young lawyer is the importance of having a work life balance. Let’s face it, attorneys are competitive by nature.

Maximizing Productivity and Efficiency: The Pomodoro Method

Posted on 5/18/2023
For lawyers embarking on their legal careers, time management and productivity techniques like the Pomodoro Method can be transformative.

Psychic Voodoo and Similar Civil Litigation Defense Topics

Posted on 3/2/2023
Here are some things to look for: Standing, Service, Misjoinder/Misnomer, Nonjoinder, Non Suis Juris, Statute of Limitations / Timing, Res Judicata, Counterclaims, Crossclaims, Interventions, Invitations, etc.

Trauma-informed Representation – Practicing with Empathy

Posted on 3/2/2023
Here are some things to look for: Standing, Service, Misjoinder/Misnomer, Nonjoinder, Non Suis Juris, Statute of Limitations / Timing, Res Judicata, Counterclaims, Crossclaims, Interventions, Invitations, etc.

Minority Pre-Law Conference: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Posted on 3/2/2023
Of the 1.3 million lawyers in the United States, only one in five is a person of color. Sixteen states – with a combined total of 104 federal trial judges – have no federal judges of color.

Six Tips to Improve Your Lawyering

Posted on 2/3/2023
As a young lawyer starting your practice in Prince William County, you may have a few questions about the ins and outs of what goes on inside the courthouse. So, I asked the superior staff for any tips and tricks they want new (and not-so-new) attorn