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

Upcoming events

    • 07 Aug 2019
    • The Place at Innsbrook, 4036-C Cox Road | Glen Allen, VA 23060

    Revised agenda for 2019!

    A must-attend event for novice and veteran paralegals 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.

    Agenda and registration information coming soon.


    • 08 Aug 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • ZoCaLo, 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

    Join us for an evening of networking and fun with fellow VADA members.  Drinks, snacks and exciting raffle prizes provided by our sponsor, Planet Depos. Bring a colleague, who is not yet a VADA member, for an extra raffle ticket. Registration is free, but RSVPs are requested.  

    Many thanks to our sponsor,

    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 04 Oct 2019
    • Hilton Norfolk The Main, 100 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA, 23510

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

    New this year

    ·       “Insights from the Plaintiff's Counsel” session

    ·       “Through the Eyes of the Insured” session

    ·       Dine-Around Group Dinners Wednesday Night

    ·       Additional VADA Late-Night Wednesday Night

    ·       Thursday Night Reception Off-site at the Harbor Club at Waterside

    Further information to be posted in summer 2019.

    Hotel Information

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the VADA-discounted rate of $159.  The room block will be available until September 10th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  Click here to use the online booking tool.


    Thank you to our sponsors,

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

    • 13 Dec 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    One-day seminar where participants learn the practical information needed to practice defense law.

      One-day seminar where newer attorneys learn the practical information needed to practice defense law.  Sessions taught by experienced members of the defense bar.  Different agenda than 2018 so plan to attend again.

      Free one-year VADA membership for 2019 is available with registration.  No membership bill sent until January 2021.

      Agenda and registration coming soon.

          • 14 May 2020
          • 9:00 AM
          • 15 May 2020
          • 12:00 PM
          • The Tides Inn, Irvington


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

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

          • 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.

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

          • 20 Oct 2021
          • 22 Oct 2021
          • Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront

        Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

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        Richmond, VA, 23235


        Executive Director: Sherma Mather

        Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

        Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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