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Navigating Your Way Through Virginia’s State Courts and the Eastern District of Virginia (AKA the “Rocket Docket”)

(247 reviews)

Produced on September 25, 2017

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$ 59 Litigation In Stock

Course Information

Time 64 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Categories Litigation

Course Description

In this program, Holland & Knight Partner Brandon Elledge will guide you through everything you need to know about practicing in Virginia’s state courts and the Eastern District of Virginia. The program will focus on civil procedure and litigation, and will cover local procedural rules. The program will also provide insights and pointers for effectively litigating in the Virginia courts.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the procedural rules concerning civil litigation in Virginia state courts
  2. Review the procedural rules in the fast paced federal court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  3. Discuss best practices on how to successfully navigate the state’s court system 


Brandon Elledge

Holland & Knight LLP

Brandon H. Elledge is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tysons office. Mr. Elledge practices in the areas of commercial litigation and employment counseling. He regularly appears before state and federal courts in and outside of Virginia on business- and employment-related disputes and has tried several cases first chair. Mr. Elledge's litigation practice includes the representation of companies (government contractors and technology firms, among others) seeking to enforce restrictive covenants and claims against employees and other parties, such as trade secret theft, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty and computer-related offenses. Mr. Elledge also represents companies in the defense of such business tort and other intellectual property claims, as well as in the defense of alleged violations of non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements.

Mr. Elledge represents businesses in a variety of disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and indemnity claims, breach of contract and breach of representations, as well as warranties, fraud, defamation and negligence. His counseling practice involves several aspects of employee hiring, movement and terminations. Based on this experience, Mr. Elledge further assists and advises companies with employment and potential litigation matters, such as the negotiation of executive employee agreements, covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants, the exempt/non-exempt (overtime) status of employees and investigation of discrimination claims and charges.

Mr. Elledge is the professional responsibility partner for the firm's Tysons office. He also serves on the board of directors of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and is a member of its Loudoun County Impact Fund.


Duane M. B.

Helpful comments throughout.

Adria B.

Thorough and informative. Nice job!

Ann T.

I viewed this twice.

Antoine M.

Good sound review of Virginia court procedure

Paul O.

Nice job

John M.

A lot to cover!

Ryan P.

One of the best Civ. Pro. CLE classes I've ever taken. Thanks!

TeriMichelle J.

Presenter was articulate and experienced practitioner with good insight

Jo M.

Clear and concise explanation of some of the rules of Virginia civil procedure - which can be daunting - with excellent written materials.

Frank E.

Very good summary/refresher for me.

John L.

Very helpful.

Veronica N.

great course. need more like this.

Kay H.

Very thorough and detailed course.

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