Virginia State Bar “Professionalism for Law Students” Program

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, the Virginia State Bar will sponsor a seminar/workshop on professionalism. The program focuses on first year law students, and all first year students are very strongly encouraged to attend.  Second year students are also encouraged to attend since the program was cancelled last year due to inclement weather.

The purpose of this extremely important program is to introduce law students to the idea of professionalism, including their relationships with the client and the court, and to allow them to meet prominent members of Virginia's Bar and Bench. A reception hosted by the Virginia State Bar will follow in the atrium.

The program is as follows:

4:00-4:30 pm (Room 121)

Welcome remarks by Dean Daniel D. Polsby

Opening remarks by William E. Glover, Esq.

Professionalism & Relationships with the Client by Leslie Weber Hoffman, Esq.

Relationship with the Court by Hon. Jeri K. Somers

4:30-6:00 pm (Rooms 120, 121, 225, 332)

Breakout Groups moderated by:

Hon. Jeri K. Somers – U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, Washington D.C.
James E. Ballowe, Jr., Esq. – E*TRADE Securities, Inc., Arlington

Sona Rewari, Esq. – Hunton & Williams LLP, McLean

Thomas J. Curcio, Esq. – Law Offices of Thomas J. Curcio, PC, Alexandria

Todd G. Petit, Esq. – Office of the Public Defender, Fairfax

William B. Reichhardt, Esq. – William B. Reichhardt & Associates, Fairfax
Leslie Weber Hoffman, Esq. – Family Law & Mediation Center, PLC, Fairfax
William E. Glover, Esq.  – Glover and Dahnk, Fredericksburg

6:00-7:00 pm (Atrium)

Reception hosted by the Virginia State Bar

The program is an excellent opportunity for law students to hear from and discuss with future colleagues and Judges the role professionalism plays in the professional and personal lives of all lawyers.  We strongly encourage you to join us on January 27th at 4:00 pm.