Event Calendar

The following are scheduled upcoming events for the VADA. Any questions about these meetings can be directed to Amy Gilbody, Director of Meetings, by

  1. 2018 Spring Sections Seminar


    The Boar's Head Inn
    200 Ednam Drive
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Make online hotel reservations BEFORE APRIL 8, 2018

    Spring Sections Seminar Online Registration and Meeting Information

    Sections-based trainings in the following:

    Appellate Advocacy
    Auto & Transportation Liability
    Corporate & Commercial Litigation
    Medical Malpractice
    Policy Coverage
    Products & Toxic Torts Liability
    Professional Liability
    Workers' Compensation 

    Online hotel reservations
    . Reservations must be made before April 8, 2018.  The hotel has a strict 7 day cancellation policy and rooms cancelled within 7 days of arrival will be billed one night's lodging +tax.   

  2. Southwestern Region Happy Hour

    Join other Southwestern Region VADA members for networking, drinks and light fare courtesy of our sponsor, Planet Depos. Bring a colleague, who is not currently a VADA member, for an extra raffle ticket for door prizes.
    5:30–7:30 PM
    Big Lick Brewing Company
    409 Salem Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

    To RSVP, email Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org.





  3. 2018 VADA Paralegal Seminar

    Roanoke Higher Education Center
    108 N Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24016

    Sponsored by Planet Depos 

    This one-day seminar is designed to hone your paralegal's skills as a valuable member of the defense team.  Instructors include leading members of the defense bar and senior paralegals from several defense firms. 

    Registration Fee ($100) includes parking and box lunch.

    Written materials will be available for download from the website one week before the meeting.  Registrants will be emailed instructions.

    Questions?  Contact VADA Director of Meetings, Amy Gilbody, at agilbody@vada.org or (804) 402-6788.



  4. 2018 Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration


    Williamsburg Lodge
    Williamsburg, VA

    Make your online hotel reservation today.  VADA discounted rate of $181 (Superior) and $211 (Deluxe) available until September 6 or room block fills, whichever is first. Cancellations or changes must be completed 72 hours prior to your arrival date for a full refund of your deposit.

    Our 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner is Thursday, October 11, 2018.

    Annual meeting and CLE Program

  5. 2018 Young Lawyers Boot Camp

    Sands Anderson
    Third Floor Conference Center Bank of America Center
    1111 E. Main St. Richmond VA 23219

    • One-day seminar where young lawyers learn the practical information needed to practice defense law.
    • $150 before November 2; $165 after November 2.
    • 6.5 hours CLE requested (1.0 ethics)
    • Free one-year VADA membership is available with registration for new members.
    • No membership bill sent until Jan. 2020.
    • Registration covers all written materials, refreshments, & box lunches.



  6. 2019 Spring Sections Seminar


    Stonewall Jackson Hotel
    24 S. Market Street

    Two days of in-depth specialized legal education, including sessions covering: Appellate Advocacy, Auto & Transportation, Corporate & Commercial Law, Medical Malpractice, Policy Coverage, Products & Toxic Torts, Professional Liability, Workers' Compensation.

  7. 2019 Annual Meeting


    Hilton Norfolk, The Main

    Further information to be posted in 2019.

  8. 2020 Annual Meeting


    The Homestead Resort
    7696 Sam Snead Hwy
    Hot Springs, VA 24445