Virginia Chapter CLE Training and Happy Hour

Every year RNLA does a Virginia CLE Election Law training at Wiley Rein in Washington, DC.  This year's training will be a bit different and we think, more exciting. There will be both a new CLE portion and a brief reception with leaders.  In addition to Virginia election law training there will be a presentation by the nationwide leaders on redistricting.  Virginia has been “ground zero” on redistricting recently.

On top of all this, after the CLE* training (which includes 30 minutes of ethics), there will be a brief happy hour with beer and wine.   EDO officials will be available to take questions on key races throughout Virginia and other leaders will be available to discuss the latest on the Kavanaugh nomination.  Please note that pizza will be served during the training. 


2017 Virginia election law training in Washington, DC.

The Faculty

Mark Braden has served as lead counsel in redistricting/Voting Rights Act litigation in recent cycles in Ohio, Virginia, New York, Wyoming, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Georgia, Nevada, Maryland and Connecticut. Has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and state supreme courts throughout the country, in which the redistricting at issue was affirmed.

Chris Marston volunteers as general counsel of the Republican Party of Virginia, secretary of the Republican National Lawyers Association, and treasurer of the Library of Virginia Foundation. Marston earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

Dale Oldham is one of the most experienced redistricting lawyers in the country. Mr. Oldham has been the National Redistricting Counsel for the Republican National Committee.  He has been the principal author of redistricting briefs as well as assisting local counsel in drafting their materials in all 50 states.

Brian Pandya is a trial lawyer and appellate advocate named one of one of DC's "Super Lawyers" (2018).   He graduated cum Laude from the University of Michigan Law School. 

Shawn Sheehy has extensive experience in litigation with a practice that focuses on First Amendment litigation, redistricting litigation, FEC compliance, and litigation involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

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Registration opens at 5:45 with programming starting at 6:00. The reception will take place after the training. Only Virginia CLE credit (including 30 minutes of ethics) will be offered. 

Free to attend but a $10 fee is required for Virginia CLE credit.

To purchase your CLE credit, you can pay $10 at the door.

To RSVP, please email Alyssa Specht.


*Application is pending for 2 hours of Virginia MCLE credit.


October 02, 2018 at 5:45pm - 8:45pm
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 NW K St
Washington, DC 20006
United States
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Alyssa M. Gonzales Specht, RNLA EDO Assistant Director · · 202-802-0437