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Any questions about these meetings can be directed to Amy Gilbody, Director of Meetings, at agilbody@vada.org.


Upcoming events

    • 03 Jun 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    It's Trivia Time!

    Join us for an evening of networking and fun with fellow VADA members from around the state. In addition to connecting with your VADA colleagues, we'll test your knowledge of general trivia, current events, and the law, with our trivia host, Erin Barclay of Orange Cat Trivia. Make a team  of your own (up to 6 people) or we'll assign you to one. In addition to bragging rights, we'll also have prizes for the winners. Are you up for the challenge?

    Registration is free to all VADA members, but RSVPs are requested.  

    Many thanks to our sponsors,

    • 01 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Location & Summer 2020 Date TBD

    A must-attend event for paralegals of all levels working in civil defense firms. This one-day seminar is designed to hone your skills as a valuable member of your legal team. Instructors include attorneys and senior paralegals from several Virginia defense firms. Space is limited, so register today.

    Draft Agenda

    Sessions similar to: 

    • The Rules of Engagement: Primer on Federal and State 
    • Who’s Who? How to Effectively and Efficiently Research 
    • Tips and Best Practices for Assisting with Document Review & Production
    • Trials 101: A Paralegal’s Role in Trial Prep and Trial

    Final agenda coming Spring 2020.

    Registration

    Opening Spring 2020.

    • 14 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 16 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • The Omni Homestead Resort, 7696 Sam Snead Hwy, Hot Springs, VA 24445
    Register


    VADA Annual Meeting 2020:
    Sharpen your Litigation Focus

    October 14-16, 2020
    The Omni Homestead Resort

    Your Planning Committee is working hard to plan an amazing program - please check back soon for the details. 

    2020 Annual Meeting Planning Committee!

    Chair, Julie Palmer, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman, Richmond
    Sam Bernier, Frith Anderson + Peake
    Kathryn Bonorchis, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, Northern Virginia
    Donna J. Hall, Goodman Allen Donnelly, Norfolk
    Abigail Johansen, Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, Fairfax
    Macel H. Janoschka, Frith Anderson + Peake, Roanoke
    Angela London, Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, Fairfax
    Surge Moghaddassi, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman, Richmond
    Jessica Swauger, Hancock Daniel, Richmond
    Britton Wight, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman, Alexandria
    Andrew Willis, Hancock Daniel, Richmond

    Registration

    Registration fee of $450 includes all sessions, breakfasts & lunches, networking receptions, late nights, and written materials. New members joining VADA will have their first year membership fee waived for 2021.  First membership bill will be sent January 2022.

    Guest registration fee of $125 includes Wednesday and Thursday receptions and. For guest ticket information for Thursday's Awards lunch, please contact Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org. 

    Cancellations accepted until 9/25, minus a $25 processing fee.  No refunds after 9/25, but substitutions welcome anytime. Email Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org for further information.

    Business attire is recommended for the meeting. Business casual is appropriate for the Thursday reception.

    Hotel Information

    Use this reservation link to take advantage of the VADA-discounted rate of $180/night.  Book soon, as this rate is guaranteed until September 11 or the room block fills, whichever is first.

    Fitness Challenge

    Back again this year! Annual Meeting participants are invited to Join our VADA Fitness Challenge and compete for exciting prizes. 

    Dine Arounds

    Join your colleagues Wednesday night for a fun dinner after the Welcome Reception. Choose from restaurants within walking distance of the hotel for this fun “Dutch treat” event and enjoy networking with colleagues over dinner at your restaurant of choice. 

    Optional Free Time Activities

    Activity minimum must be met by September 12 to confirm the activity.  You can register for these events through VADA, but once the activity is confirmed after 9/9, the non-refundable activity fee will be charged to your onsite hotel bill.

    Thursday, October 15 from 4:00 PM - 6:00

    ACTIVITY

    Cost

    Archery

    $45 PP

    Waterfall Wellness Hike

    $23 PP

    Trail Ride (one hour)

    $105 PP

    Red Tail Racer Zipline

    $35 PP

    Mixology Class

    $75 PP

    Golf (9 holes)

    $75 Cascades Course $50 Old Course 

    Falconry

    $75

    Skeet Shooting (Wednesday 10/14 at 4:15 PM)

     $80


    In addition to these VADA group activities, the resort offers many additional activities like the spa, serenity garden, game room, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center and more.  Fees may apply.  Visit the Homestead webpage for additional information.

    Agenda

    Coming soon.

    Sponsors

    Thank you to our sponsors,



     
     
     


       
                  
         

    For sponsorship information, please contact Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org.


    • 04 Dec 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Bank of America Building, 1111 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA
    Register

    One-day seminar where newer attorneys learn the practical information needed to practice defense law.  Sessions taught by experienced members of the civil defense bar and the judiciary.  Different agenda than 2019 so plan to attend again.


    Begin to build your network and meet other newer attorneys.  Join us for a Networking Happy Hour immediately following the program.


    Registration Information

    $175 - Early Bird Registration (Before November 13)

    $200 - Registration Fee (After November 13)


    Registration includes written materials and lunch. Free one-year VADA membership for 2021 is available with registration.  No membership bill sent until January 2022. Cancellations accepted through November 20, minus a $25 administrative fee.  No refunds after November 20, but substitutions accepted at any time.


    Agenda


    Coming Soon


    • 20 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 22 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront


Past events

21 May 2020 Coronavirus and Insurance Coverage - What Attorneys Need to Know
20 May 2020 MOVED TO JUNE 3 - VADA Potomac Virtual Trivia Night
14 May 2020 2020 Spring Sections Seminar Webinar
13 May 2020 Mindfulness and Meditation for Pandemics and Skeptics
30 Apr 2020 Cloud Services: Avoid Security Pitfalls Without Compromising User Experience
23 Apr 2020 2020 Southwestern Region Virtual Happy Hour
22 Apr 2020 Working from Home in a Defense Practice
21 Apr 2020 CHAIR YOGA CLASS
16 Apr 2020 Remote Mediation and Arbitration
09 Apr 2020 COVID-19: Important Employment Issues for Your Firm
04 Apr 2020 VADA VTLA Joint Letter
19 Mar 2020 A Look At Remote Deposition Capabilities Webinar
13 Mar 2020 2020 Advanced Expert Witness Workshop-(POSTPONED)
27 Feb 2020 2020 Capitol Region VADA & ACC Networking Reception
13 Dec 2019 2019 Young Lawyers Boot Camp
02 Oct 2019 2019 Annual Meeting
10 Sep 2019 Tidewater Region Networking Reception - Rescheduled Date
05 Sep 2019 Tidewater Region Networking Reception
08 Aug 2019 Blue Ridge Region Networking Reception
07 Aug 2019 2019 Paralegal Seminar
21 May 2019 Southwest Region Networking Reception
16 May 2019 Potomac Region Networking Happy Hour
08 May 2019 Guest Speakers for 2019 Spring Sections Seminar
08 May 2019 2019 Spring Sections Seminar
15 Mar 2019 2019 Trial Tactics Workshop
06 Feb 2019 Capitol Region Networking Reception
07 Dec 2018 2018 Young Lawyers Boot Camp
10 Oct 2018 Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration
10 May 2018 2018 Spring Sections Seminar
16 Mar 2018 2018 Deposition Workshop

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

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Richmond, VA, 23235

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Executive Director: Sherma Mather

Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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