CLE: Recent Developments in Professional Regulation (Virginia Approved for 1 Ethics Credit)

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Live Interactive Webcast


  • Member is in good standing for current membership year, July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.
  • Prospect who is currently not a member of the Alexandria Bar Association.

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The 2021 Disciplinary Update reviews the year in the bar’s disciplinary department focusing on significant cases and trends. 

Renu Brennan 
Ethics Attorney
Virginia State Bar

Renu Brennan is the Bar Counsel for the Virginia State Bar.  She served as Deputy Executive Director of the VSB from 2016 to 2018, and as Assistant Bar Counsel for the Bar from 2008 to 2016.  Ms. Brennan is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and a Leader in the Law, Class of 2019, sponsored by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly.  Ms. Brennan has served as Secretary of Lawyers Helping Lawyers and as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Client Protection. She was a faculty member for the Virginia State Bar Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course from 2008 to 2011, and she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia since 2007. She also served as co-chair of the Judicial Nominations Committee of APABA-VA from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Brennan participated as an instructor in the Virginia Bar Association’s Rule of Law program. Prior to coming to the Bar, she was a partner with the firm of Vandeventer Black, LLP, where she handled professional malpractice and commercial litigation. From 1998 to 2004, Ms. Brennan was with the firm of Wright, Robinson, Osthimer & Tatum in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Brennan is licensed in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and California, where she practiced in Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Boston University School of Law.

Elizabeth Shoenfeld
Senior Assistant Bar Counsel
Virginia State Bar

Elizabeth K. Shoenfeld is a Senior Assistant Bar Counsel for the Virginia State Bar, where she investigates and prosecutes bar complaints.  Prior to joining the bar in 2015, she practiced civil litigation defense, primarily representing auto manufacturers defending product liability claims, for 12 years.  Ms. Shoenfeld has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and a law degree from the William & Mary School of Law. 

Office Location and Hours

Alexandria Courthouse
The Alexandria Bar Association
520 King Street, Room 202
Alexandria, VA 22314

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by telephone 703-548-1106 or email at