VTLA Information & Resources

During the COVID-19 crisis, VTLA is committed to keeping you informed and up-to-date with opportunities for learning and coping with the current situation. We are here to help you and your practice!

Joint Bar Group Letter to Chief Justice Lemons, asking for jury trial clarification (5/14/20)
Joint Bar Group Letter to Chief Justice Lemons, asking for judicial guidance (5/5/20)
Statement from Elliott Buckner, VTLA President, relating to civil immunities for health care workers (4/10/20)
Worker's Comp Letter from VTLA to Governor of Virginia (4/8/20)
Joint Statement on civility from VTLA and VADA (4/3/20)
VTLA's Statement on the COVID-19 Crisis (3/24/20)

Webinars on Timely Topics

Recently Recorded:

What Does Reopening Your Office Look Like? & materials (recorded live on 5/15/20)
Protection on PPP: Should I Return Loans? What are the Risks if Kept? & materials (recorded live on 5/13/20)​
Important followup information released by the SBA (5/13/20)
Learn to Zoom: Tips & Tricks Webinar & materials (recorded live on 5/8/20)

Weave Success Into Your Firm's Web Presence - password is VTLAMembersOnly (recorded live on 4/29/20) 
Going Virtual in Your Practice Webinar (recorded live on 4/9/20)
Critical Employment Issues for Your Firm Webinar (recorded live on 4/1/20)
Financial Dos & Don'ts for Law Firms in this COVID Crisis - coming soon!

Please visit our programs page for upcoming CLE opportunities.

Tuesday Tips Series

Check out our Tuesday Tips page each week for a new tip or idea to help you and your practice as you adapt and transition during this ongoing crisis.

New Practice Management Listserve

Join our new listserve specifically for practice management type questions and discussion. Click here to join the conversation!

VTLA Zoom Backgrounds

Download these custom zoom backgrounds for your next zoom call - particularly if it's VTLA related! Change them up and use them all: Blue, Red, Teal, Blue Ridge Mountains, RVA Skyline, and Virginia Beach.

Wellness in this Stressful Time

Today is stressful. We are bombarded by negativity and fear, instilling anxiety, stress and uncertainty. Take some time with VTLA's Mindful Moments presented by Certified Mindfulness Instructor Robin Albertson-Wren with the University of Virginia Contemplative Sciences Center. Share with your colleagues and staff.

Concerned about yourself or a colleague in this time of extraordinary stress? Reach out for free, confidential consultation, 24 hours and day, for issues relating to anxiety, depression, substance use / addiction, stress / burnout, aggression management or more. VTLA is a proud, significant sponsor of the Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (formerly Lawyers Helping Lawyers). Reach out. They are here to help.

Business Partner Information & Resources

VTLA Business Partners are standing by and ready to assist you and your firm during the COVID-19 crisis. Whether it's helping your office go remote, helping with virtual depositions or mediations, or simply stepping in to keep your cases moving forward - they are here for you! See below for some specific ways they are helping VTLA members. Reach out to them today!

Other Helpful Info

All SCV Orders of Judicial Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Emergency

SCV Issues Order Permitting Electronic Filing of Pleadings During Covid-19 Emergency (6/3/20)

SCV provides further clarification on jury trials through June 2020 (6/1/20)

SCV Guide to Transitioning from Emergency to Routine Operations (May 2020)

SCV Amended Fourth Order Relating To Hearings by Video or Telephone (5/12/20)

Immunity from Liability for Healthcare Providers from Governor of VA (Executive Order 60) (4/28/20)

Important deadline extensions announced from the Virginia State Bar (4/15/20)

COVID-19 Appellate & Local Court Information (4/13/20)

SCV Letter to Judges & Clerks on Electronic Communication (4/10/20)

Virginia Remote Online Notarization Guidance (4/3/2020)


Please take a few minutes to answer this very brief survey that will help us determine ways to assist you during this time. Let us know how you're doing and what info/resources would be helpful.