Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association




Continuing legal education (CLE; also known as MCLE (mandatory or minimum continuing legal education)) is professional education of lawyers that takes place after their initial admission to the bar. In many states in the United States, CLE participation is required of attorneys to maintain their license to practice law. CLE requirements exist in many other jurisdictions, such as in British Columbia, Canada. Some jurisdictions, such as the District of Columbia and Israel recommend but do not require lawyers to participate in CLE. In some non-US jurisdictions, the term continuing professional development is used.


Past Continued Legal Education Programs:2016

The 2016 Northern Virginia Black Attorney’s Association Continuing Legal Education program was held on Friday October 21, 2016 at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Tysons Corner, Virginia. It was well-attended by members of NOVABAA and the local bar.

This year’s CLE featured three topics for a total of three hours’ credit. The first session, “Drafting Effective Demand Letters” was presented by Chidi I. James, Esquire of Blankingship and Keith, P.C. D. Margeaux Thomas, Esquire of Thomas Law PLC presented the second session- “Consumer Litigation- The Nuts & Bolts.” The final session, “Immigration, Tax and Foreign Tax Compliance,” was presented by Arnette Steele, Esquire of Arnette Steele, PLLC.

NOVABAA wishes to extend its sincere thanks to Ms. Dominique Callins for planning the CLE and to each of this year’s faculty.



Thanks all for attending! We had a great group of speakers and lively discussion! Please check email for post-course updates! We look forward to seeing you next year.