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This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 6.0 hours, including 0.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education self-study credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
THADDEUS FURLONG is an attorney with Furlong Law Offices PLLC. He has advised members of Congress, conducted numerous jury trials, and high profile cases including celebrity DUIs, road rage, homicide, arson, narcotics, bank robbery, financial crimes, and sensitive cases for high officials. With a law enforcement background, including the Los Angeles County Sheriff's, LAPD (Robbery-Homicide), Fairfax County Police, and teaching at the FBI and college level, Mr. Furlong offers special insight into police procedures, evidence analysis and criminal investigation. He is a former military officer and Judge Advocate General's attorney on the staff of VaDF 23rd Battalion in Warrenton, Virginia. Mr. Furlong is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Association of University Professors, the Virginia Coalition of Police Officers and others. In 1999, he was awarded “Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year” by the Virginia Bar Association for working with indigent clients. Mr. Furlong earned his B.A. degree from California State University and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University.
SAMUEL J. KAUFMAN is a partner with Owen & Owens PLC. He represents businesses and individuals in commercial litigation and real estate matters. Mr. Kaufman's commercial clients are in diverse industries, such as construction, transportation, automotive, title insurance, and banking. His personal representations include contract and business disputes, as well as transactional business matters. Mr. Kaufman also assists individuals and businesses with the sale or purchase of commercial and residential real estate. He is the past chairman of the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce; vice president for planning and operations for the University of Richmond Alumni Association; chairman of the Chesterfield County Economic Development Advisory Council; and the vice chairman of the Chippenham Place Community Development Board. He was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of real estate litigation. Mr. Kaufman has also been selected to Virginia Super Lawyers, 2009-present; Virginia Legal Elite, 2013, Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers, 2012; and Top 40 Under 40 by Style Weekly. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Richmond, Jepson School and his J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University.
KIMBERLEY A. MURPHY has been a partner and principal attorney of the law firm of Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC, in Fairfax, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of administrative law (professional license compliance), estates and trusts (administration and litigation), and business/civil (litigation). She has appeared on numerous occasions before many circuit courts throughout the Commonwealth, in addition to the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia, as well as the Virginia Department of Health Professions and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Ms. Murphy is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. She earned her B.A. degree from Michigan State University and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law.