Last week the VBA went back to the basics with our biannual Basic Skills program. Being that it is CLE season, we had a varied selection of new and established attorneys at our program. Why should a seasoned attorney attend Basic Skills, you ask? Well, I asked a few and they replied that the program was fantastic and they were glad they attended! One attendee spoke of how the program fed their intellectual curiosity. Each took away something for their practices, even if they didn’t concentrate in the fields of real estate, family law, trial practice or administrative law.
The note-taking was fast and furious and questions flew. One presenter dared to end nearly nine minutes early (a huge no-no under my CLE watchdog eye), but instead ended up engaging in an 11-minute Q&A session that had to be cut short to keep on schedule! Attendees got to mix and mingle over the full hot breakfast and lunch and during the delicious healthy afternoon snack. Success all around!
Still need CLE credits? Don’t forget our 2-day Solo & Small Firm Conference (aka the “Smolo”) on 5/23 & 524 at the beautiful and relaxing Basin Harbor Resort. 8.5 hours of CLE, including 1.5 of ethics, time to network and relax, and tons of law practice management (and wellness) CLEs to enhance your practices and make them more profitable! Check out the flyer at www.vba.myevent.com !
We’ve also got Family Law Day on May 10th, Procrastinators’ Day on June 13th (with 2.0 Ethics credits) and a 3.0 hour CLE on public student digital speech on June 21st! Curious about the new notary statute? We will have a webinar on June 19th. Get all the info you need on our website at www.vtbar.org or call us any time.
Enjoy pictures from Basic Skills below. We hope to see you soon!