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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
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Place at Innsbrook, 4036-C Cox Road | Glen Allen, VA 23060
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    expanded agenda for 2019

    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

    10:00–10:30     Registration

    10:30-11:30      The Rules of Engagement: Primer on Federal and State Court Rules This session will address topics such as where to find applicable rules, most used rules, recent changes to rules, and how to find local rules and customs.

    James Cales, Attorney, Furniss Davis Rashkind & Saunders

    11:30-12:30      Who’s Who? How to Effectively and Efficiently Research Jurors Where and how do you ethically look for juror information, what information is relevant and important, and what are the best formats for organizing juror information for the trial attorney?

    Kimberly Beasley, Paralegal, Hancock Daniel
    Ashley Calkins, Attorney, Hancock Daniel

    12:30-1:00     Lunch

    1:00-1:45       Tips and Best Practices for Assisting with Document Review & Production
    This session will share tips and best practices for collecting, organizing, reviewing and producing documents from parties as well as non-parties for cases (and firms) of all sizes, including privileges to be aware of when reviewing documents to be withheld, Virginia spoliation laws, and federal production/preservation issues. Also includes a discussion of the privileges to be aware of when reviewing documents to be withheld, Virginia spoliation laws, and federal production/preservation issues topics.

    Saemi Murphy, Attorney, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman
    Chandra Reeves, Paralegal, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman

    1:45-2:30     Trials 101: A Paralegal’s Role in Trial Prep and Trial
    This session will address how to work up a case before trial, what’s needed as you approach trial, local rules and procedures to watch out for, use of demonstratives, and the paralegal’s role as air traffic controller during trial and include a discussion of what needs to be in your Trial Toolkit.

    Dawn Attean, Paralegal, Moran Reeves Conn
    Taylor Brewer, Attorney, Moran Reeves Conn

    2:30-2:45     Break

    2:45-3:30     Time Management Principles *NEW*
    Professor Dobbs will share her time management program designed to help you minimize distractions and be more productive.  

    Ashley R. Dobbs, Director of Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic & Associate Clinical Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law

    3:30-4:30      Roundtable Discussion “Wine and Wisdom” *NEW*
    This seated cocktail reception is your chance to network and share tips and best practices with your fellow defense paralegals, with an initial focus on carry over from the morning sessions and software and vendor recommendations. Bring your specific challenges to ask your colleagues.

    Moderator: Kay King, Paralegal, TimberlakeSmith

    4:30            Adjourn

    Registration

    Registration fee of $125 includes written materials, lunch and wine & wisdom roundtable networking session. Our online registration accepts both credit card and check payments. To pay by check, select "Invoice me" on the registration page.

    Cancellations accepted until 7/31, minus a $25 processing fee.  No refunds after 7/31. Substitutions welcome anytime. Business attire is recommended.

    Please answer the demographic questions on the registration form so that we can better focus our afternoon roundtable discussion.

    Hotel

    We have a limited room block at the Hyatt Place Richmond Innsbrook, walking distance to the meeting. The discounted rate of $99 is available through July 6, or the block is filled, whichever occurs first.  Book your reservation online or call 804-747-9644 and use the discount code "G-VADP". There are also many other lodging options in the Innsbrook development.

    Hyatt Place Richmond

    4100 Cox Road
    G
    len Allen, VA 23060
    804-747-9644

    Sponsors


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

    • 08 Aug 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • ZoCaLo, 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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    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
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    Charting a Course for Successful Litigation

    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

    ·       “Insights from the Jurors: Jurors' Insights on the Trial of Cases" 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

    Thank you to our 2019 Annual Meeting Planning Committee!

    Chair: Jason G. Moyers, Frankl Miller Webb & Moyers, Roanoke
    Nikki Antolic, Bancroft McGavin, Fairfax
    Brianna L. Barnes, Willcox & Savage, Norfolk
    Eileen Geller, Hancock Daniel, Richmond
    Kevin Gick, Frankl Miller Webb & Moyers, Roanoke
    Jonathan Hyslop, Furniss, Davis, Rashkind and Saunders, Norfolk
    Kristin P. Moberley, Woods Rogers, Roanoke
    Nathan Moberley, Frith, Anderson + Peake, Roanoke
    Matt Moynihan, Taylor Walker, Norfolk
    Elizabeth Papoulakos, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman, Richmond
    Joseph A. “Joe” Piasta, Johnson Ayers & Matthews, Roanoke

    Registration

    Registration fee of $425 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 2020.  First membership bill will be sent January 2021.

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

    Cancellations accepted until 9/18, minus a $25 processing fee.  No refunds after 9/18, but substitutions welcome anytime. Email Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org for further information. Business attire is recommended.

    Registration will open late 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.

    Draft Agenda

    Requesting 11.0 Hours CLE

    Wednesday, October 2 

    5:30 PM             President’s Welcome Reception (Main Ballroom Foyer, 4th Floor)
    Sponsored by Philip Blackburn

    7:00 PM             Dine Around Norfolk
    The Annual Meeting Committee has selected 10 restaurants within walking distance of Hilton The Main Norfolk.  Sign up for this fun “Dutch treat” event when you register, and enjoy networking with colleagues over dinner at your restaurant of choice. 

    ·               Brick Anchor Brew House, 241 Granby Street
    ·                Byrd & Baldwin Bros Steakhouse, 116 Brooke Avenue
    ·                Chartreuse Bistro, 205 E. City Hall Avenue
    ·                Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar, 111 W. Tazewell St. 
    ·                Saint Germain, 255 Granby Street
    ·                Saltine, 100 East Main Street, Norfolk (The Main)
    ·                Shula’s 347 Grill, 235 E. Main Street
    ·                Texas de Brazil, 300 Monticello Ave #147
    ·                Todd Jurich’s Bistro, 150 W. Main Street
    ·                Varia, 100 East Main Street, Norfolk (The Main) 

    9:30 PM             VADA “Late Night” (Blue Moon TapHouse Tavern Room, Waterside)
    Sponsored by RTI

    Thursday, October 3

     6:00 AM            DRI for Life Group Run or Walk  

    8:00 AM            Registration & Continental Breakfast (Main Ballroom Foyer, 4th Floor) 

    8:00 AM            Past Presidents’ Breakfast 

    8:55 AM            Welcome & Announcements 
    John B. Mumford, Jr., Hancock Daniel, President, VADA 

    9:00 AM            A Look Behind the Curtain: Insights from Plaintiff’s Counsel on Injury Litigation (1.00 HR)
    Moderator, John B. Mumford, Hancock Daniel
    Elliott M. Buckner, Breit Cantor Grana BucknerStephanie E. Grana, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner
    Malcolm E. McConnell, III, Allen Allen Allen & Allen

    10:00 AM          Lawyer Well-Being:  A Profession in Crisis?  (1.00 HR Ethics)
    James M. McCauley, Virginia State Bar 

    11:00 AM          Networking Break/Sponsor Visits 

    11:15 AM           Avoiding the “Reptile” in Written Discovery and Depositions (1.25 HRS)
    Matthew G. Moffett, Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP, Atlanta (DRI)
    Taylor Denslow Brewer, Moran Reeves Conn
    Hon. F. Bradford “Brad” Stillman (Ret.), The McCammon Group, Norfolk
    Hon. Randall D. Smith, 1st Judicial Circuit of Virginia 

    12:30 PM          Awards Luncheon
    Sponsored by The McCammon Group 

    2:30–5:30 PM  SECTIONS BREAKOUTS (Choose one) 

    APPELLATE ADVOCACY (3.00 HRS)  
    Sessions TBD

    AUTO & TRANSPORTATION LIABILITY/CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LIT. (3.00 HRS)
    Sponsored by Accident Technology 

    Vehicle System Evidence, Who Owns All That Data?
    Matt Dwyer, Accident Techology
    Attorney TBD

    Navigating Indemnity Agreements and Related Litigation
    Speakers TBD

    Pitfalls in Determining Whether a Person is an Employee or Independent Contractor
    Speakers TBD
     

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3.00 HRS)
    Sessions TBD

    MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (3.00 HRS) 

    Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act 101
    Page Gravely, Hancock Daniel
    Annie E. Howard, Hancock Daniel

    Liability for Mandatory Reporting: A Case Study
    Buckley Warden, ThompsonMcMullan
    Michael Matheson, ThompsonMcMullan

    Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Motions in Limine
    Madelaine Kramer, Sands Anderson

    POLICY COVERAGE (3.00 HRS)
    Sessions TBD

    PRODUCT & TOXIC TORTS (3.00 HRS) Sponsored by Forcon
    Sessions TBD

    PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY (3.00 HRS)
    Sessions TBD

    WORKERS’ COMPENSATION(3.00 HRS)
    Sessions TBD

    6:00 PM             NETWORKING RECEPTION (The Harbor Club, 2ndFloor at Waterside)  
    Sponsored by Matson, Driscoll & Damico

    7:30 PM             Dinner (On your own) 

    9:30 PM             VADA “Late Night” (Grain, Hilton Norfolk The Main)
    Sponsored by Planet Depos & S-E-A 

    Friday, October 4 

    6:00 AM            DRI for Life Fitness Class 

    8:00 AM            Breakfast Honoring the Virginia Judiciary

    Through the Eyes of Jurors:  Jurors’ Insights on the Trial of Cases (1.0 HR)
    Hon. David B. Carson, 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia 

    Confirmed Attendees
    Hon. Daniel S. Fiore, II, 17th Judicial Circuit of Virginia
    Hon. Tracy Calvin Hudson, 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia
    H
    on. William T. Newman, Jr., 17th Judicial Circuit of Virginia
    Hon. Carroll A. Weimer, Jr., 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia
    Hon. Bruce D. White, 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia
    Hon. James A. Willett, 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia

    8:55 AM            Sponsor Raffle Drawing 

    9:00 AM            Through the Eyes of the Insured: The Life of a Civil Lawsuit (1.00 HR Ethics)
    Jason Guy Moyers, Frankl Miller Webb & Moyers

    10:00 AM          The First Line of Defense: Key Responsive Pleadings and How and When to Use Them (1.0 HR)
    A. William Charters, Goodman Allen Donnelly
    U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leonard, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    Hon. Gary A. Mills, 7thJudicial Circuit of Virginia 

    11:00 AM          Networking Break/Sponsor Visits 

    11:15 AM          Spoliation in the Wake of Emerald Point, LLC v. Hawkins (1.0 HR)
    Brian N. Casey, Taylor Walker
    Audra M. Dickens, McCandlish Holton
    Nathan H. Snetzler, Frith Anderson & Peake 

    12:15 PM          Ethics in the Use of Social Media and Other Technology During Trial (1.0 HR Ethics) 
    Danielle D. Giroux, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman
    U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    Hon. John M. Tran, 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia
    Hon. Tasha D. Scott, 4th Judicial District of Virginia 

    1:15 PM             CLE Adjourn & “Grab & Go or Sit & Chat” Lunch
    Sponsored by MLM

    Meeting rooms subject to change; please confirm onsite.

    Sponsors

    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

          Details

          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

          Details

          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


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