Twelfth Annual Virginia Creditors’ Bar Association Meeting

The Annual Virginia Creditors’ Bar Association Meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6 pm at the Marriott Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites, 2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

This is a members only cocktail hour and meeting with heavy hors d’oeuvres and bar provided.

Annual Meeting Schedule of Events – Thursday October 21, 2021

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6:00 P.M.                    Greetings and Social Hour, Delta Bayfront Marriott, Virginia Beach, VA

7:00 P.M.                    Business Meeting

                                    • Opening Remarks / Introductions – Louis R. (Bobby) Richman, President

                                    • Reading of Minutes of 2020 Meeting – Deanna Hackworth, Secretary

                                    • Treasurer’s Report – Jennifer Fischer, Treasurer

                                    • Legislative Update – Reiss Wilks, Former Past President
                                         –2021 Session Results and Summary
                                         –2022 Outlook / Upcoming Issues

                                    • Election of Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Directors)
                                         –Presentation of Slate of Officers – Louis R. (Bobby) Richman, President
                                         –Remarks from newly elected President

                                    • Administrative Updates
                                         –CLE Planning for Next Year

                                    • National Updates and Lobbying Primer Mark Groves, Glasser and Glasser, PLC, Immediate Past President, NCBA

                                    • Open Floor

8:45 P.M.                    Adjourn General Meeting

8:45 P.M.                    Region Specific Concerns


Twelfth Annual Collections Seminar

The Twelfth Annual Collections Seminar is scheduled to take place Friday, October 22, 2021 from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm at the Marriott Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites, 2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. We are excited to be offering the CLE as both a webinar and a live event in 2021! Breakfast buffet, beverages, and a buffet lunch will be provided.

UPDATE: The CLE will be offered via live Zoom webinar!  (Pending CLE Credit approval).


Collections Seminar Schedule of Events – Friday October 22, 2021

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8:30                            Registration


8:50                            Opening Remarks

                                    Reiss Wilks, Event Moderator


9:00 – 10:30               The Hunstein Effect

                                    Lauren Burnette, Messer Strickler, Ltd.

                                    Caren Enloe, Smith Debnam


10:30 – 10:45               Break


10:45 – 11:45               The Burned Out Lawyer- Recognition and Prevention Strategies in the Post-COVID World

                                     Brian S. Quinn, Esq., Education and Outreach Coordinator

                                     Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania             


11:45 – 12:00               Sponsor Presentations


12:00 – 1:00                 Buffet Lunch


1:00 – 2:00                  General District Court Practice After COVID-19

                                     The Honorable Nicole A. Belote, Judge, Suffolk General District Court

                                     The Honorable Corry Smith, Judge, Hampton General District Court

                                     Segment Moderator: Nicole Lang White, Esq., Law Office of Nicole Lang White, P.C.


2:00 – 2:05                    Break


2:05 – 3:35                    CFPB 2.0:  Back to the Future

                                     Joann Needleman, Clark Hill PLC

                                     Jonathan Floyd, Troutman Pepper


3:35 – 3:45                   Break


3:45 – 4:45                   Succession Planning and Receiverships

                                    Prescott L. Prince, Assistant Bar Counsel, Virginia State


4:45                              Closing Remarks

                                     Reiss Wilks, Moderator


Eleventh Annual Collections Seminar

The Eleventh Annual Collections Seminar occurred virtually on December 9, 2020 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm with over 120 in attendance. Although we missed seeing everyone in person this year, presenters Joann Needleman of Clark Hill PLC, Jonathan Floyd of Troutman Pepper, Lauren Burnette of Messer Strickler LTD, and Thomas E. Spahn of McGuire Woods did an amazing job on the webinar. The Virginia Creditors’ Bar Association’s CLE committee would like to thank the partners and sponsors that made this CLE possible, including NBI, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual, JST, Priority One Process Servers and The Marston Agency. We would also like to thank the Virginia Lawyers Insurance Committee and ALPS for supporting this program.


The Annual Virginia Creditors’ Bar Association Meeting occurred virtually on December 3, 2020. Thank you to everyone who participated. We set a record for participation in our Annual Meeting!

Please contact Jennifer Wheeler for additional information:

The VCBA is grateful to the following sponsors for their support of this year’s Annual Meeting and CLE!