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

Upcoming events

    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • University of Richmond School of Law
    • 16


    Two-day mock trial at the University of Richmond School of Law.  Coaching, ahead of the event and on-site, provided by experienced members of the defense bar. Virginia judges will preside and provide constructive feedback throughout the trial.

    $350 registration fee includes all written materials, networking reception, continental breakfast, & box lunch.  Each participant must provide a volunteer to act as a witness at Saturday's trial (friend, colleague, spouse, parent, sibling, etc.) Required volunteer witnesses attend all events for free.

    Additional guests are welcome at reception for $50 fee, paid at registration.


    Limited VADA-discounted hotel rooms are available at the Westin Richmond (6631 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230).  Call 888-627-7786 and mention "VADA" before February 20 for the $137 discounted rate.


    Registration for this unique event is limited and fills quickly.  Registration will open in January 2019.  Watch for an email from VADA.

    • 09 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton


    Specialized litigation sections training. Includes Networking Reception Thursday Night and Young Lawyers Late Night.

    Agenda & Registration coming 2019

    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 30 Aug 2019
    • Richmond

    Summer 2019 - Exact date TBD

    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 04 Oct 2019
    • Hilton Norfolk, The Main


    VADA's 51st Annual Meeting.  We will be meeting at the new Hilton Norfolk The Main in downtown Norfolk.  Further information to be posted in 2019.

    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 16 Oct 2020
    • The Homestead Resort


    VADA's 52nd Annual Meeting at the beautiful Homestead Resort. Further details and registration coming in 2020.

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

1915 Huguenot Road, Ste 301

Richmond, VA, 23235


Executive Director: Sherma Mather

Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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