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VMN Link September 2019


2019 VMN Annual Fall Conference

Empowering Ourselves for the Future

September 28-29, 2019

University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center

CME Approvals are in!

16.5 Non Ethic CMEs Approved

2.0 Ethics CMEs Approved



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Look for the August, 2019 Link soon!

Fall 2019 Training:
The Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce that it is offering free Resolution of Fee Disputes training in four locations. If you are currently serving on a fee dispute circuit committee, or have an interest in serving, please register at one of the links below.  Your registration will serve as a request to be appointed to a local committee if you are not already serving on one.

Roanoke, October 1, 2019 -

Richmond, October 4, 2019 –

Norfolk, October 24, 2019 –

Fredericksburg, October 29, 2019 -

Contact VSB FDR Administrator Stephanie Blanton for more information at (804) 775-0576


Congratulations to Norval "John" Settle
Mediator of the Year receipient 2018!
 Karen Richards, Larry Gaughan and Otis Jarvis present the Mediator of the Year award at the 2018 VMN Annual Fall Training Conference to N. John Settle.


Click here to register online for 2019 VMN Membership

Be sure to register / renew your 2019 VMN Membership to take advantage of:

  1. Networking and marketing opportunities with attorneys, mediators, financial professionals, and other providers
  2. Educational programs, conferences and meetings that qualify for continuing education credits
  3. Mediation promotion and referral programs that can augment your practice development efforts
  4. Membership in VMN is your entrée into the Virginia mediation community, and signifies your participation in the field of dispute resolution in Virginia.
  5. Representation and liaison for mediation issues with the VA Legislature, VA Courts, VA Bar Association, Universities and more
  6. Discounts to conferences and training sessions
  7. Discounted professional liability insurance
  8. Membership in VMN tells clients you have a commitment to mediation.
  9. Clients benefit from a multidisciplinary network of professionals you can refer to, and the ongoing mediation training VMN provides




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Congratulations to Larry Gaughan!

Mediator of the Year, 2017.