The Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s 20th annual Bench/Bar Conference takes place on April 10. As in previous years, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers will be playing a prominent role.
The NPBA event will again be held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott and earns attendees 3 CLE credits. It attracts lawyers from across Hampton Roads.
The event brings together local attorneys and judges to discuss hot topics and recent developments in the law that will have an impact on all practitioners. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is proud to be a platinum sponsor of this terrific event once again this year.
We will be excited to hear from this year’s keynote speaker: The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Judge Gregory was confirmed by the Senate in 2001. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that he will undoubtedly share during his speech. Judge Gregory was influential in Virginia’s legalization of same-sex marriage – joining the majority opinion in Bostic v. Schaefer.
See this video from the 2016 NPBA Bench Bar Conference
Several key issues will be discussed at this year’s Bench Bar Conference. The topics include wellness in the legal profession, alternative dispute resolution, federal/state/local rules every practitioner should know, bankruptcy tips, providing access to justice, and significant statutory changes/judicial opinions from the past year.
Each one of the topics will have an all-star panel consisting of members from the bench and the bar to educate and inform the attendees on their particular subject.
We are looking forward to hearing from the many judges who are volunteering their time. The event features the Honorable Jerrauld Jones, the Honorable Mary Jane Hall, the Honorable Douglas Miller, the Honorable Charles Poston, the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith, the Honorable John Doyle III, the Honorable Joan Mahoney, the Honorable Lyn Simmons, the Honorable Stephen St. John, the Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn, the Honorable David Lannetti, and the Honorable Everett Martin.
Cooper Hurley has sponsored the NPBA Bench Bar Conference the last few years. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers will be raffling off two Apple Watches at the end of the day. Please stop by our table and drop your business card in the fishbowl to enter for your chance to win. We hope for a great turnout for this wonderful event and look forward to seeing everyone there.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers supports great events across the Hampton Roads community and further afield. Bill O’Mara is a personal injury lawyer with the firm. Call us at (757) 455-0077.