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 Export to Your Calendar 10/16/2019
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Fairfax County Courthouse
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, Virginia  22030
United States
Contact: Brianna Allen
(703) 246-2735

Online registration is available until: 10/16/2019
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Virginia Appellate Law for the Trial Practitioner CLE


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

5:00PM - 7:00PM

2.0 MCLE Credits (Pending)

Fairfax County Courthouse - Fourth Floor Jury Assembly Room


Cost to Attend:

FBA Attorney Members: $70

Attorney Non-Members: $100

FBA Young Lawyers: $50

Young Lawyer Non-Members: $80


If a participant registers the day of a seminar a $10 late registration fee will apply.



Our distinguished panelists include:

The Honorable Rossie D. Alston Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

David B. Hargett, Esq., Hargett Law, PLC

Stuart A. Raphael, Esq., Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Norman A. Thomas, Esq., Norman A. Thomas, PLLC

Lauren P. Whitley, Esq., City of Richmond Public Defender


Topics to be discussed:

Panel Discussion Hon. Rossie D. Alston Jr., David Hargett, Esq., Lauren Whitley, Esq., Stuart Raphael, Esq. and Norman Thomas, Esq.

  • Overview of appellate procedures in Virginia state courts
  • General advice concerning preservation of evidence/objections at trial, issues for appeal, and oral advocacy on appeal
  • Recent developments in Virginia appellate law and procedure
Panel 1:  Appellate Law for Criminal Practitioners
  • Appellate law and procedure for criminal trial practitioners - Hon. Rossie D. Alston Jr., David Hargett, Esq., and Lauren Whitley, Esq.
  • Best practices in litigation before the Virginia Court of Appeal
  • Preserving issues in criminal cases
  • Appellate procedural issues

Panel 2:  Appellate Law for Civil Practitioners

  • Appellate law and procedure for civil trial practitioners - Stuart Raphael, Esq. and Norman Thomas, Esq.
  • Procedural issues in filing petitions for appeal and oral argument before writ panel
  • Recent developments in Virginia Supreme Court decisions
  • Appeal issues in domestic relations cases
  • Oral advocacy before the Virginia Supreme Court



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