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Equality Under the Law: VEBA Spring CLE

  • 26 Mar 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 200 S 10th St, Richmond, VA 23219.


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Members attend the 2016 Symposium for free.
  • This is the option for nonmembers who wish to participate in the entire day's activities.

    But you should really join first. Then come back and register at the much lower member rate!
  • This is for non-VEBA members who want to attend the lunchtime panel only. Lunch is available for purchase through this option.

Update: The lunchtime panel is now FREE to members AND nonmembers!  Just pay for lunch if you'd like one.

Please join the Virginia Equality Bar Association on March 26, 2016 for our CLE Symposium.  

The Symposium will be held at Williams Mullen in downtown Richmond, at 200 S 10th St, Richmond, VA 23219.  

Our lunchtime panel will discuss the intersection of religious freedom and LGBT rights.  The panel will be moderated by Sen. A. Donald McEachin, himself a member of the clergy and an attorney.  Our distinguished guest panelists include:

  • Jim Obergefell, one of the named plaintiffs from the U.S. Supreme Court case that is now synonymous with marriage equality, Obergerfell v. Hodges
  • Paul M. Smith, Partner at Jenner & Block, Former Board Member of Lambda Legal, counsel at the U.S. Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas, the case that overturned state sodomy bans as unconstitutional
  • Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, Executive Director of the ACLU of Virginia 
  • John Pagan, Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law

Boxed lunch selections are made during the registration process.  

Registration for the lunchtime panel only is also available.

Paid parking is available in the James Center II parking deck (enter off 10th). 

Questions?  Email us for more information.

2016 Symposium Schedule

 Time Activity 
 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


(Light breakfast will be served)

 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

State of LGBT Equality under the Law of Virginia (Bary Hausrath) (1 hour CLE credit*)

 10:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Issues in Employment Litigation and Discovery (Jeffrey Jacobs, Associate General counsel at DTI Global) (1 hour CLE credit*)
 11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Ethical Issues in Representing LGBT Clients (Joyce M. Janto and Kathleen J. Klepfer) (1 hour CLE Ethics credit*)

 12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Lunch and Panel Discussion: Religious Freedom, Conscience Clauses, or Licenses to Discriminate? Emerging Trends in Virginia and Beyond

A panel discussion of the interplay between LGBT equality and religious freedom and a review of the various “religious freedom” and “religious conscience” bills that have been introduced around the country.

 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Respecting Sexual and Gender Diversity in the Workplace (Laura D. Windsor) (1 hour CLE credit*)

 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Reception with libations and light snacks

*4.0 MCLE credits for Virginia are expected

(c) 2016 Virginia Equality Bar Association

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