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November 19, 2014 – Intellectual Property CLE

grierson1The WBA will be holding our next CLE on November 19th, 2014 at 12:00 PM in the Williamsburg Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, 3rd Floor.  The one hour CLE will focus on Intellectual Property Issues, and be hosted by Kevin Grierson, of Culhane Meadows, PLLC.  Please RSVP to our Treasurer, Will Sleeth.

The CLE is complimentary, but please send $10 along with your RSVP if you wish to have lunch provided for you at the CLE.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Free Ethics CLE Offered by Virginia State Bar


Before You Say “Yes” to Serving on a Board, Know What is Expected: Part 2 – Ethical issues for Attorney-Directors and Pro Bono Lawyers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. For attorneys, working with a nonprofit organization can be a rewarding way to serve the community and meet pro bono obligations. Rule 6.1 of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct sets forth a commitment of 2% of the lawyer’s professional time. Many nonprofits are eager to work with lawyers, either as Board members, counsel to the nonprofit, cooperating referral attorneys, or all of the above. While many ethical issues that arise in the context of nonprofits mirror those that arise in a lawyer’s practice outside the nonprofit context, there are some issues that are unique to nonprofits. Also, many in the bar provide pro bono services through volunteering at Legal Aid or directly through their firm. This webinar will focus on the ethical expectations of attorneys providing pro bono services in either capacity.

Attorneys seeking CLE credit for their attendance are asked to certify during registration that they will render pro bono publico legal services (such as poverty law, civil rights law, public interest law, and volunteer activities designed to increase the availability of pro bono legal services) per Rule 6.1 of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct in an amount at least commensurate with the MCLE credit earned. 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit pending for this program.

The Pro Bono and Board Governance webinar series is co-sponsored by the Virginia State Bar, the Pro Bono Clearinghouse of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, and Sands Anderson PC.

Click here to register.

Play in the WBA Annual Golf Tournament


Don’t forget to sign up for the October 3rd WBA Golf Tournament!  The lowest scoring golf team will have a $300 donation in their name to the charity of their choice, and the team with the highest amount of shots (i.e., the team upon which Leo Rogers is playing) will have a $200 donation in their name to the charity of their choice, courtesy of the Williamsburg Bar Association.  You can still raise money and support a great cause, regardless of how poorly you play!  It’s also FREE to all WBA members and their guests.

The tournament will take place at Kiskiack Golf Course, Friday, October 3rd at 1PM.  Kiskiack is located at 8104 Club Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

The Cookout will be held immediately thereafter at 5:30 pm, also at Kiskiack.

Please click HERE to RSVP to the Golf Tournament.