Practical Legal Topics

  • 09 Apr 2014
  • 7:00 PM
  • 23 Apr 2014
  • 7:00 PM
  • Rockfish University


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A Series of Practical Legal Topics

Learn the basics, ask questions, get updates on some Virginia laws that everyone should know.  Attend one or all of these informal talks on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $10 per lecture to benefit RVCC.

April 9  What are Virginia self-defense laws?

Presented by Jerry Gress, Nelson County Asst. Commonwealth’s Attorney

Is Virginia a “stand your ground state” or do you have a “duty to retreat” when threatened with deadly force? What circumstances justify the use of deadly force and when can you use it to repel an aggressor? Can you fire a warning shot? What is the “castle doctrine?” Civil liability vs. criminal liability. You may be surprised by the answers.

April 16  Advanced Medical Directives

Co-Presented by Cliff Love, Attorney and

Marita Digney, D. Min., Chaplain for Hospice of the Piedmont

A practical perspective on Advance Medical Directives, which includes Living Wills, Medical Powers of Attorney, Organ Donations and more. There are numerous Advance Medical Directive forms that are valid in Virginia. Which form is best for you? What do you need to do with the Advance Medical Directive after you sign it? 

April 23  Help!  How do I incorporate my business?  

Presented by Barbara Spencer, Attorney

To protect your personal liability when operating a business, consider incorporating.  Learn what paperwork to file, where to file it, and how to maintain your status as an active corporation.  Also, understand the differences between a corporation, a limited liability company, a limited partnership, and a general partnership in Virginia.

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