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

Upcoming events

    • 08 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 10 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton

    Specialized litigation sections training. Registration includes receptions Wednesday and Thursday nights and VADA Late Night.

    New this Year

    • Wednesday Night Welcome Reception
    • Local Government-Specific Programming
      General Session on Working with Insurance Companies


    Requesting 10.0 HRS CLE


    Wednesday, May 8
    6:00     Welcome Networking Reception
                 The Mill Street Grill
                 Sponsored by Planet Depos & S-E-A

    7:30     Dinner on your own

    Thursday, May 9
    9:00     Morning Sections
                 Appellate Advocacy
                 Policy Coverage
                 Professional Liability

    12:00  Lunch, Sponsored by MLM Insurance

    1:00     Afternoon Sections
                 Corporate & Commercial Litigation
                 Medical Malpractice Part 1
                 Products & Toxic Torts
                 Sponsored by Exponent

    4:10      General Session (Provided Courtesy of DRI)
                   "Insurance Company Operations: 
                       Who are the People in The Neighborhood? "

    5:00       Networking Reception
                   Sponsored by The McCammon Group

    6:30       Dinner on your own

    9:00       VADA Late Night
                   Sponsored by RTI Forensics

    Friday, May 10
    9:00     Morning Sections
                 Joint Session: Auto & Transportation Liability
                     with Local Government
                 Medical Malpractice Part 2
                 Workers' Compensation

    Noon   Lunch & Adjourn

    2019 Draft Spring Sections Seminar Agenda.pdf

    Guest registration fee of $75 includes both evening receptions.  Cancellations accepted (minus a $25 processing fee) by emailing agilbody@vada.org by April 25.  After April 25, we are sorry that we are unable to offer a refund, but substitutions are welcome anytime. 

    Hotel Information

    Historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel
    24 South Market Street

    Click here for online hotel reservations at VADA discounted rate of $129.  Rate guaranteed until block filled or April 10, 2019, whichever is first.

    Originally opened in 1924, restored in 2005 and now reintroduced with a stylish renovation in 2018. Located in the center of Historic Downtown Staunton, The Stonewall Jackson Hotel features an indoor heated pool, fitness center and a business center. Located within walking distance of a myriad of delightful galleries, fine antique stores, artisan shops, Mary Baldwin University, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Frontier Culture Museum, the American Shakespeare Center and a variety of dining choices.


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

    • 21 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Billy's at 102 Market Street, SE

    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,

    • 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. 

    New this year

    ·       “What Plaintiff’s Counsel Doesn’t Want You to Know” 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.


    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
    1. Details

    2. One-day seminar where participants learn the practical information needed to practice defense law.
    • 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.

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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