New Technology Dominates Agenda at Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association Conference

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers was delighted to be a platinum sponsor of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s Bench Bar Conference on April 18.

The 19th annual conference was again held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in downtown Norfolk. Its keynote speaker was Wendy Collins Perdue, Dean of the University of Richmond School of Law.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers manned a table at the conference and held a raffle for $500 to allow the winner to make a donation to a charity of their choice.

New technology featured prominently in the program. One of the breakout sessions was about understanding e-discovery and spoliation in civil litigation. Another concerned electronic surveillance and considered the expectation of privacy and the use of recorded evidence in trials.

There was a session on legal ethics for the busy practitioner and a general session on professionalism within the legal profession.

The afternoon ended with a general session on significant statutory changes and judicial opinions from the past year.

Cooper Hurley attorneys John Cooper, Jim Hurley, Griff O’Hanlon, and Mike Snellings attended the conference along with client services director Nya McLean.

The conference earned attendees three CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credits.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers plays an active role in Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association events and regularly presents seminars.

Last year, John Cooper, Jim Hurley, and Bill O’Mara presented a continuing legal education seminar entitled Injury Litigation Practice: Demands, Negotiations, and Settlements. 

Bill O’Mara presented an ethics section about the pitfalls attorneys practicing personal injury law should avoid.

Two years earlier, John Cooper presented a Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association event on premises liability while Jim Hurley spoke about marketing and ethics for personal injury lawyers.

Our firm is also a strong supporter of the Norfolk Law Library which is housed in Dominion Tower in Norfolk.

The legal profession is a fast-moving area. It’s important that attorneys are made aware of the changes in the law and how they can impact their clients.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is a Norfolk-based personal injury law firm based at 125 St Pauls Blvd, ste 510 in Norfolk. We also have client meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk. Newport News, Hampton and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Call us at (757) 455-0077.

Mike Snellings



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