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Special CLE Presentation:

Cybersecurity Table Top for Lawyers

Presented by Darius Davenport, Esq.

Black lawyer in front of video screen with CWM law firm logo

Tonight, Darius K. Davenport will join us for the April membership meeting and provide our CLE: Cybersecurity Table Top for Lawyers. Dinner will be served and we will have adult beverage options available for those who so desire.

The CLE will serve as a fire drill for attorneys in how to address cybersecurity issues. We will examine the current trends in the realm of data breaches. Darius will also lead us in analyzing the legal and technical aspects associated with these cyberattack incidents. We will also discuss the duties owed to clients and strategies to avoid these problems.

Check out the above clip for a sneak preview of tonight's presentation.

Meeting Location:

Towne Bank

Community Boardroom

109 E Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

See you there!

Registration is Open for
The Old Dominion Bar Association's
82nd Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, May 22

The ODBA 82nd Annual Meeting will take place May 19 – May 22, 2022 at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Energizing Advocates for Equal Justice.” The conference is sponsored by a number of organizational supports including Dominion Energy.

This year's conference will be packed with 7.0 hours of CLEs (2.0 Ethics), NEW THIS YEAR a corn hole tournament, the annual golf tournament a Friday evening activity, the Presidential and Judicial Luncheons, the annual banquet, and a Sunday brunch. 

Make sure to reserve your spot now as you simply do not want to miss this power-packed event. You may registered using this link and following the prompts provided.

Chief Justice Goodwyn Seeks Administrative Law Clerk

The Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn of the Supreme Court of Virginia is seeking a motivated, organized professional to provide administrative and legal research and writing support. 

The position is located in Chesapeake, Virginia, and will begin in August 2022.  The full job positing may be accessed by clicking here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to


We would like to remind members that SHRBA is only able to function via your generous financial support in the form of bar dues payments and donations. The COVID pandemic and the use of virtual meetings has led to restructured costs but also let to less financial participation.

We encourage everyone who has not already to please make your contribution to come current on your bar dues. If you would like to pay electronically, we can provide you an e-invoice for your convenience. Simply send an email to and let us know. We will then ensure you receive a link to the e-invoice, whereby you can remit your bar dues using a credit or debit card.

You may also pay by check, which can be mailed to the SHRBA P.O. Box (listed at the bottom of this monthly email) or delivered in person to any of the Executive Committee members at our monthly meetings. Thank you.
Scholarship Opportunity
Sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Willcox Savage

Hampton Roads Community Foundation is accepting applications for the new Willcox Savage Scholarship for African American/Black law students or other historically marginalized racial or ethnic groups such as, but not limited to, Native American/Indigenous, Hispanic/Latinx, Middle Eastern, Asian and Pacific Islander, who are long-time Virginia residents enrolled in a juris doctor program. 

Preference will be given to first-year law students, students attending a law school in Virginia, and/or students from Hampton Roads. Financial need is required.

There will be one $5,000 renewable scholarship awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Students may visit our website at and follow the instructions for submitting an online application. Applications are due by May 1, 2022. 
Chesapeake Circuit Court
Policy Updates from the Clerk's Office

Please find the Court's THIRD ORDER regarding Chesapeake Circuit Court Operations and Scheduling during COVID-19 Emergency, effective Monday, April 11, 2022, at this link. This Order highlights changes to current masking/building entry requirements, transportation of inmates to Court, access to judges' chambers, and civil motion scheduling procedures.

To the extent this order conflicts with or amends any previous order or policy of this Court, this Order controls and supersedes same; otherwise, all previous orders and policies remain in effect.   

Reminder: Unless explicitly required by order/local rule/written procedure, all filings for Court action/review MUST be filed with the Clerk's office*. Please do not "cc" the Judges' Chambers by mail, fax, or email, as Chambers will no longer respond to "cc" correspondence that relates to filings due to continuous duplication errors. Filings should be sent in only ONE format. If sending by fax or e-mail, please state so on your cover letter. Include in your cover letter to the Clerk a request that they forward the request/document, etc. to the Court for review/consideration to ensure that the Clerk knows it requires action, not just filing.  

*This procedure does not apply to the daily hand delivery (emailed/faxed orders are NOT permitted) of setting/continuance orders, discovery orders, etc. submitted to chambers by the Commonwealth Attorney's office; however, if the Commonwealth is requesting a capias or show cause be issued (basically anything in letter format), those requests should go directly to the Clerk first. 

Chambers will no longer provide courtesy copies of entered criminal continuance orders or GDC court reporter appearance orders, as we no longer have adequate funding to continue this courtesy. Confirmation that your order was entered can be determined via the Clerk's Court Remote Access online imaging system. If you would like to subscribe to that service, please review the application process at​
Opportunities to Serve

Please contact Jamilah D. LeCruise if you are interested in serving on the boards of the following organizations:

  • Federal Bar Association, Hampton Roads Chapter
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
  • City of Norfolk, Board of Zoning Appeals

Note that service on the Board of Zoning Appeals is restricted to individuals who are current Norfolk residents. Ms. LeCruise may be reached at 757.627.5215 or via email at
SHRBA Member Discount for
"Dreamgirls" by the Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theater

Thanks to longtime member W. Marcus Scriven, SHRBA members have the ability to purchase tickets to performances of Dreamgirls at the Wells Theater in Norfolk by the Virginia Stage Company at a 20% discount. The production runs from April 13 - May 1, 2022. Each ticket order is limited to four (4) tickets at a time.

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th century American pop music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group's rise from obscurity to superstardom. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry. This powerhouse musical will grace the Wells Stage around its 40th anniversary of its six Tony ® Award wins.

To utilize the discount, members may input the following discount code at the time of purchase: SHRBA1803. Alternatively, members may access the discount by making their purchase at this link.

We encourage members to take advantage of this option and enjoy the performance.


Crenshaw, Ware & Martin - Litigation Associate

Crenshaw Ware & Martin is seeking a highly motivated associate with a minimum of 2 years experience in any of the following practice areas: litigation, business law, cybersecurity and data privacy, maritime law, employment law, government and public sector, or commercial real estate.

The ideal candidate must have excellent academic credentials, outstanding organizational, writing & communication skills; have a desire for significant professional growth; have a commitment to excellence and be a highly motivated self-starter. Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To be considered, please provide a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing samples to

O'Hagan Meyer - Litigation Associate

O'Hagan Meyer is seeking a litigation associate for its Richmond Office with opportunities to work out of its soon to open Norfolk Office. Ideal candidates will have 2-4 years of litigation experience, excellent academic and professional credentials, superior research and writing ability, and strong analytical and communication skills.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to join a complex, sophisticated national practice in a boutique firm environment. Clerkship experience is preferred. Experience in labor and employment matters or commercial litigation is a plus. Candidates must be Virginia barred and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. O'Hagan Meyer is an equal opportunity employer.

To be considered, please provide a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing samples to

Vandeventer Black - Commercial/Transactional Attorney

The firm seeks commercial/transactional attorneys with 3-5 years of experience to join an established but growing practice in its Norfolk office. The selected attorney would handle a wide variety of commercial, real estate and corporate transactions, including:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Private Placements and Other Securities Offerings

Vandeventer Black is an equal opportunity employer. The firm offers competitive compensation and benefits. The firm welcomes people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

Interested applicants are asked to submit application materials to

Click Here for a SHRBA Membership Application
Our fiscal year runs from July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.

Please complete your application and submit it along with your dues so that you can take full advantage of this year's events!
***Donations from our honorary judicial members are also greatly appreciated***