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P.O. Box 11163
Newport News, VA 23601


 


The Newport News Bar Association Presents

 

An Introduction to Practical Lawyering

in Newport News, Virginia

 

Date: November 10, 2016

Time: Registration 9:00am to 9:30am

Program 10:00am to 4:00pm

Place: Newport News General District Court

Courtroom C (2nd floor)

2500 Washington Avenue

Newport News, VA 23607

Cost: Free to Members; Non-members - $25.00 – Cash or check payable to: Newport News Bar Assoc., P. O. Box 11163, Newport News, VA 23601

Lunch included.

RSVP: admin@nnbar.org by October 21, 2016

Note: CLE credits are pending.

Many lawyers initially entering the practice of law honestly don’t know how things work in the "real world.” Law school teaches you how to think like a lawyer, but many times students graduate without ever having entered a courtroom, much less the court clerk’s office. Most law firms just don’t have the time for a true "mentor” program having seasoned lawyers "walk hand in hand” with "green” lawyers, forcing them to hit the streets running. And if newly minted lawyers graduate without jobs and put out a shingle on his or her own, trial and error can be just plain dangerous to their future and their clients.

We have created a "one day” program to get lawyers started off on the right foot and get a taste of what it’s like – where to go, who to talk to, and generally what to do. We are bringing in the cop on the beat, City Attorney, Commonwealth’s Attorneys, Sheriffs, Magistrates, Court Clerks, Lawyers and Judges to give you an honest "heads up” on practical lawyering.

 

 


 



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