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. VADA/VTLA Networking Happy Hour

    The Fitzroy
    120 E Main St
    Charlottesville, VA 22902

    Join us for a VADA/VTLA Networking Happy Hour from 5:30 - 7:30 at the Fitzroy. Complimentary appetizers and drinks courtesy of our sponsor, Planet Depos. The event is free to attend, but RSVPs are appreciated at smather@vada.org.

  2. 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

  3. 2018 Young Lawyers Boot Camp

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

    A must-attend program for new attorneys looking to become a valuable member of the defense team. Instructors will include leading members of the defense bar.  

    • $150 before November 9; $175 after November 9.
    • 6.5 hours CLE requested
    • Free one-year VADA membership is available with registration for new members.
    • No membership bill sent until Jan. 2020.
    • Registration covers all written materials, & box lunches.
    A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the discounted VADA rate of $149 at the nearby Omni Richmond (100 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23219).  Call 1-800-THE-OMNI before November 16.
  4. 2019 Trial Tactics Workshop


    University of Richmond School of Law

    Two-day, intensive training in mock trial setting before Virginia jursits and under the tutelage of leading defense attorneys.  Four simultaneous trials with co-counsel, expert & lay witnesses, judges, coaches and court observers. Registration opens Spring 2019

  5. 2019 Spring Sections Seminar


    The Stonewall Jackson Hotel
    24 South Market Street
    Staunton, Virginia, VA 24401

    Join us at the newly renovated Stonewall Jackson Hotel, located in the center of Historic Downtown Staunton, for 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.

    Online Registration Opens Spring 2019

  6. 2019 Annual Meeting


    Hilton Norfolk, The Main

    Further information to be posted in 2019.

  7. 2020 Annual Meeting


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