The Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series (PDS) is a weekly podcast series devoted to new attorneys and young lawyers.  The PDS will present programs covering basic skills training, introducing the business of the law, educating on mental health issues, and showcasing long term career options. Programs come from a variety of sources locally and from around the country.

Learn more about the PDS, including how to contribute, at the YLC’s website.

Practice Skills
Appellate AdvocacyBankruptcy Law

Civility and the Courtroom

Client Interviewing

Contract Drafting

Criminal Law

Discovery 101

Documents and Business Records: Introduction, Authentication, and Admissibility
(Part 1) (Part 2)

eDiscovery I

eDiscovery II

Exceptional Oral Presentations

Federal Administrative Law

Family Law

Hearsay Exception

How to Ask a Question

How to Avoid the Disciplinary System

Incorporating Pro Bono into Your Career

Legal Research

Personal Injury Law

Post-Conviction Habeas Relief

Potential Dilemmas and Ethical Considerations in Mental Health Law

Proceedings in Immigration Court: Seeking Relief from Deportation

Professionalism: Your Image to the Profession

Real Property Law

Social Media and Law Practice

Steps for Successful Writing

Trial Practice Fundamentals

Traffic Court Practice

Virginia Administrative Law

Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Physical and Mental Health

Mental Health Issues

Nonprofit Work Life Balance

Personal Finance

Career Development

Attorney Client Privilege in the United States and Foreign Jurisdictions

Balancing Work, Family, and Public Service

Becoming a Professor

Careers in Federal Government

Careers in State Government

Diverse Paths to the Bench: Becoming a Judge

Earning Your Stripes: The Nuts & Bolts of Networking

Entering Unknown Territory: Choosing a Career Path

Getting the Most Out of Your First Job

How to Be a Star Contributor

International Careers in Law

Making the Transition from Student to Attorney

Mediation Advocacy

Networking During the Holidays

Opportunities in a Changing Legal Market and a Guide to the Courts

Project Management

The Need for Pro Bono

Tips for Obtaining Your First Job

Using the State and National Bars to Your Advantage
Business of Law

Charging and Getting Your Fee

Essentials of Social Media Policies

Ethics of Representing and Opposing the Disabled

Exceptional Customer (Client) Service

Financial Statements and Accounting

Introduction to Finance

Modern Legal Marketing

Nuts and Bolts of Running a Practice: What Every Practitioner Should Know (Even if You Have an Office Manager)

The Future of Law

50 Legal Tech Tips in 50 Minutes

Steps to Being a Successful Associate with Adam Gropper

Technology and Your Law Practice

Programming comes from the VSB Young Lawyers Conference, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and other sources with their permission.