Happy New Year! Did you make a New Year's resolution? It is an ideal time to evaluate your personal and professional life. Join Joy and Katie to revisit accomplishments on the well-being front and examine the efficacy of those efforts as they pertain to our profession.
Attending members earn one ethics CLE credit as part of your membership benefits.
After this CLE, plan on attending the January Membership Meeting at 6:30 p.m. sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company.
Joyvan Malbon-Griffin, Esq.
Regional Director/Claims Attorney
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Joyván Malbon-Griffin, Esq. is a Regional Director and Claims Attorney with Minnesota Lawyers Mutual. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and her Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, NC. Prior to joining MLM, Joyván practiced complex civil litigation in state and federal court. She was also an adjunct professor at Bryant & Stratton College where she taught Contracts Law and vast array of other legal classes. She is a member and the International Deputy Legal Advisor for Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. Additionally, Joyván is a member of the James Kent Inns of Court, a CLE Committee member of the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association and a member of the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association.
Kathleen M. Uston is an adjunct professor of law at American University Washington College of Law teaching Ethics for Trial Lawyers, and served as Assistant Bar Counsel with the Virginia State Bar for thirteen years. She received her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 1991 where she served as President of the Student Bar Association and as a Justice on the Moot Court Board. Ms. Uston was previously in private practice focusing in the areas of attorney ethical defense work, GAL representation, and civil litigation. While in private practice, she also served as a Commissioner in Chancery for the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria. Ms. Uston is a past President of the VSB Young Lawyers Conference during which time she served on the VSB Council and Executive Committee. She also served as vice-chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Solo and Small Firm Committee. Ms. Uston is a former President of the Alexandria Bar Association and the National Organization of Bar Counsel. Ms. Uston is currently serving as the NOBC's Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, is a member of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, a member of the Presidential Committee on Wellness of the Virginia State Bar, and served as a member of the Virginia Committee on Lawyer Wellness formed by the Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court. Ms. Uston has lectured extensively on the subject of attorney ethics and co-authored the updated edition of Lawyers and Other People's Money with Frank Thomas, Esquire.
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