Chidi James moderates discussion on how to have civil conversations in adversarial situations

On February 4, 2015, Chidi James, Partner at Blankingship & Keith, will be moderating a discussion at the Fairfax Courthouse about civility and professionalism. Organized by the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, the conversation will explore how to be strong, respectful and professional in the adversarial process of litigation. 

Virginia judges and community leaders participating in the conversation include:
The Honorable Donald W. Lemons (Chief Justice – Virginia Supreme Court) 
The Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr. (Virginia Court of Appeals) 
The Honorable Lorraine Nordlund (Fairfax County Circuit Court) 
Barbara Williams, WilliamsFord, Leesburg
John McGavin, Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, PC, Fairfax 
Julie Gerock, Maddox & Gerock, Vienna
The free event will take place in the 4th Floor Jury Assembly Room at the Fairfax Courthouse from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Directions can be found here.
Attendees can register on the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association website. For more information, contact Chidi James at or event organizer, Valerie O'Brien at