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The “Do’s and Don’t’s” of Virtual Hearings

Posted on 1/11/2022
The COVID-19 pandemic brought on many new challenges for lawyers, judges, and courtroom staff. One challenge in particular was mastering the art of videoconferencing.

Expert Engagement Tips

Posted on 6/23/2021
In my experience, young attorneys are often responsible for managing experts. This can be a large responsibility.

Welcome Back, PDC!

Posted on 6/23/2021
The Professional Development Conference (“PDC”) returned this year with a virtual bang. First introduced in 2001, the PDC was uniquely tailored to meet the burgeoning professional needs of newly admitted attorneys with a focus on practical tips.

Reaching Attorneys Across the State: Immigrant Outreach Committee Programming

Posted on 11/30/2020
Criminal defense attorneys have an ethical duty to non-citizen clients to provide accurate advice regarding the consequences of a criminal disposition on immigration status.

How We Make the Bench-Bar Dinner Happen and Why It Matters

Posted on 2/12/2020
On October 30, 2019 and for the 26th year in a row, the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar held the Bench-Bar Dinner. This annual event celebrates diversity in Virginia’s judiciary.

Opportunities for Involvement

Posted on 10/17/2019
The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division awarded the YLC the 2019 Comprehensive Award of Achievement for the best overall programs, as well as the 2019 Award of Achievement for our online newsletter, Docket Call.

Standards of Conduct for Events with Judges

Posted on 2/5/2019
In order to ensure successful programs involving members of the judiciary, and to foster open and beneficial exchanges between judges and young lawyers, the YLC has prepared a guidance document, Beyond Chambers: What Every Lawyer Should Know About In