Paralegals Week 2014

Governor Terence R. McAuliffe proclaims October 12-18, 2014, as Paralegals’ Week.

2015 LGPA CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars now to attend the 2015 LGPA Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.

October 7-9, 2015
Location: Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
CLE Credits: 10

For more information, please visit LGPA’s website here.

VAPA/LGPA Joint Conference

October 15-18, 2014
Location: ROANOKE, VA

The Conference is located in Roanoke this year, and as always promises to be not only very educational, but also a lot of fun. There will be many opportunities to make new friends and network with other professionals.

Click here for Conference Brochure 2014 and Schedule.

Click here for Conference Handouts. Registrants are responsible for printing and bringing their own handouts. Notebooks with handouts are available for an additional $10 fee, payable at the time of registration.

VAPA would like to thank its Conference Vendors and Sponsors!

LGPA would like to thank its Reception Sponsors!

CONFERENCE DETAILS:

Hotel:
Sheraton Roanoke Hotel
2801 Hershberger Road
Roanoke, VA  24017
$97/night + taxes
(800) 325-3535
(540) 563-9300
Deadline:  September 15, 2014

REGISTRATION FEES:
$175 – 3 days
$125 – 2 days
$  75 – 1 day
Deadline:  September 30, 2014

2012 Conference Materials

Thursday, October 11, 2012
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
    
Animal Control Presentation
          ~  Shannon Manning – bio

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
     Local Government Regulation ~1st Amendment Rights 
          ~  Mark Flynn, Esquire – bio included with material in link above

11:30 a.m.-12:30 pm.
     Witness Interview Techniques
          ~  Derek Swanson, Esquire

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
     LEGAL WRITING handout
          ~  David Shapiro, Esquire

Friday, October 12, 2012
9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
     Ethics Seminar 2012
           ~  Susan Brewer – bio

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
     Navigating the Abyss of Free Legal Information
          William Magee – bio

     Discovery         
           ~  Patrick Logan – Bio

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
     Cyber Crimes Presentation Handout-c
          ~  Michael Maschke – bio
          ~  Jesse Lindmar – bio

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
     LexisNexis ~ Business Law Flyer
     LexisNexis ~One Page Product Summary (August, 2012)
     LexisNexis.com ~ At A Glance
          ~  Donna Baird – bio

     Family Law
          ~  Julie Cillo, Esquire
          ~  Melissa VanZile – bio

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
     Elder Law: Surrogate Decision Making
          ~  Elizabeth Gray – bio

Saturday, October 13, 2012
9:00 am.-10:30 a.m.
     Employment Law
          ~  J.L. Holden – bio

     Forensic Weather
          ~  Zach Daniel – bio

VAPA Retreat

2715 HUNTINGTON AVE, NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23607

AGENDA FOR VAPA STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011

Wingate by Wyndham – Fredericksburg, 20 Sanford Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Phone:  (540) 368.8000; Fax:  (540) 368.9252

Fredericksburg_Wingate@dlphotel.com

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011

1.         Informal day – delegates arrive in afternoon, check-in if staying overnight.

2.         Dinner.  Although this dinner is not mandatory, it is an important “ice breaker” for the delegates to meet and greet each other informally.

**Members of all Associations are invited to attend!!  The Retreat is Free!!

RSVP for attendance to: Kathi Ingram, RP, kathi.ingram@marriott.com

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1.         Sign attendance sheet.

2.         Introductions:  Your name, your association and your title within association, your employer.

Also answer the following questions:  (i) What is the most important benefit you     your association feels it gets from its    membership in VAPA and (ii) What would     you, as the delegate for your association like to see accomplished at today’s         strategic planning meeting?

3.         Brainstorming Session:

  • How has VAPA changed since its establishment in 1989?
  • What is VAPA “About”?  Has it changed from what is currently stated on its website?
  • Has the “Purposes and Goals” changed for VAPA or does it remain as it is stated on its website?  Are the “Goals” still realistic?  See attachment 2.
  • Some associations have a Mission Statement.  Does VAPA need one?

Should the VAPA Bylaws, dated 9/22/2007, be reviewed and updated by the delegates?