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Marks & Harrison Attorneys Play Leading Roles At VTLA Convention

posted on April 10, 2015

Several lawyers from Marks & Harrison made professional presentations to colleagues from across the state at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Annual Convention at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV, March 26 to 28, 2015. The theme of the 2015 conference was “Courage to Fight Injustice.”

Joanna L. Suyes, a Social Security Disability attorney at Marks & Harrison was chair of the Convention. In addition to serving as the Convention’s chair, Suyes was elected to the VTLA Board of Governors.

The conference included about 25 educational sessions, the VTLA’s annual meeting, and several social events, with approximately 425 trial lawyers from across Virginia in attendance. On Thursday afternoon, Marks & Harrison attorney John C. Shea presented at a panel discussion titled “The Ethics of Prepping Your Client” along with the Hon. Michael F. Urbanski of the U.S. District Court, Western District, in Roanoke, and Kathleen M. McCauley of Moran Reeves Conn in Richmond. Shea’s portion of the panel’s presentation was based on his paper “Effective and Ethical Witness Preparation for Depositions.

On Friday afternoon, Mark Lindensmith, an attorney at Marks & Harrison, moderated a panel of circuit judges in a program titled, “Winning Your Point without Losing Your Appeal (What Causes Judges to Resist an Advocate Who Has Gone Too Far?).” The panel of judges included Judge Stacey W. Moreau from the 22nd Judicial Circuit (Pittsylvania); Judge J. Michael Gamble, recently retired judge from the 24th Judicial Circuit (Lynchburg); and Judge Junius P. Fulton, III of the 4th Judicial Circuit (Norfolk).

The 2016 VTLA Convention is set for March 31 to April 3 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA.