Solo & Small-Firm Practitioner Forum

(4/7/2017)

Agenda


Friday, April 07, 2017
8:00a.m.
Registration
8:00a.m. - 8:30a.m.

8:30a.m.
Introductions and Welcome
8:30a.m. - 8:45a.m.
Barbara S. Anderson (Moderator) - Chair, CLBA Executive Committee
Michael W. Robinson - President, Virginia State Bar

8:45a.m.
Talk is Cheap Until You Hire a Lawyer - Financial & Business Arrangements with Clients
8:45a.m. - 10:15a.m.
James M. McCauley - Ethics Counsel, Virginia State Bar

10:30a.m.
Cybersecurity: Practical and Budget-Friendly Best Practices for Solo and Small-Firm Lawyers
10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.
John Simek - Vice President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc., Fairfax, VA
Sharon Nelson - President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc., Fairfax, VA

12:45p.m.
Understanding Diversity: The changing realities and considerations in the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Virginia
12:45p.m. - 1:45p.m.
Hon. Manuel A. Capsalis (Moderator) - Fairfax County General District Court
B. Leigh Drewry, Jr. - Criminal Attorney, Solo Practitioner
John R. Alford, Jr. - Trusts and Estates Attorney, Caskie & Frost Law Firm
Jonathan C. Zur - President & CEO, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
Kristine H. Smith - Pro Bono Director, Family Law Attorney, Virginia Legal Aid Society

1:45p.m.
Town Hall Meeting
1:45p.m. - 2:30p.m.
Hon. William C. Mims - Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia

2:45p.m.
To Arbitrate or not to Arbitrate, that is the question. Here are some answers.
2:45p.m. - 3:45p.m.
William H. Shewmake - Chair, VSB/VBA Joint ADR Committee
Donita M. King - Immediate Past Chair, VSB/VBA Joint ADR Committee

3:45p.m.
Adjourn
3:45p.m. - 3:45p.m.