Be a Part of Our Team – the Litigation Section Needs You!

By Rick Conner

Thank you all for being members of the Litigation Section! As you know, your Section membership offers numerous benefits, such as networking opportunities, discounted CLE rates, and the opportunity to read and publish on our blog.

Because of COVID-19, we are living in strange and challenging times, unlike anything any of us have ever seen during our careers. Attorneys, judges, courthouse officials, legal staff, and our clients are all doing their best to adapt to social distancing and public health recommendations that make operating a business and maintaining a litigation practice much more difficult. New rules and recommendations are being written and revised nearly every week, and it is a constant challenge to stay up to speed on the latest developments.

The Litigation Section has continued to meet and work during the past several months (virtually, of course) to adapt our mission and goals, so we can continue to provide value to our Section members during these challenging times. I hope you have been following this blog, where we have posted numerous updates about court operations, ethical considerations, and pro bono opportunities related to COVID-19.

Now, more than ever, we need your ideas and thoughts about how our Section can continue to provide value to our members, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. We begin a new fiscal year on July 1, and we are currently identifying Section members to serve on our council and as committee chairs. Our committees include CLE, Membership, Communications, Ethics, YLD, Awards, Legislative, and Pro Bono. If any of you are interested in becoming involved in section leadership, or you have ideas for section activities, please reach out to me at rconner@mcguirewoods.com by Monday, June 1.

Serving a three-year term on the council or a potentially shorter term as a committee chair or co-chair provides a great opportunity to meet litigators from around our state and help shape the course of what our Section is and will be in the future. Please consider sharing your ideas and talents with us!