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


Upcoming events

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


    VADA Annual Meeting 2020:
    Sharpen your Litigation Focus

    October 14-16, 2020
    The Omni Homestead Resort

    Your Planning Committee has planned an amazing program. 

    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

    Safe and Clean

    At this time, we plan to meet person in October. The Omni Homestead has made the health and safety of their guests a top priority. In an effort to help keep their guest safe, they have updated their already thorough cleaning guidelines and implemented additional processes and procedures to ensure your health, safety and comfort.

    Guests can expect to see many new safety protocols implemented. These protocols will allow The Homestead associates to provide exceptional service in a safe environment. All processes and procedures follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local and/or federal mandates. You can find a copy of their “Stay a Part of Safety” plan here.

    To ensure a safe environment for all participants, please adhere to the following guidelines.

    • -- Participants are asked to bring their own face covering, as they will be required to wear it at all times except when eating or drinking.
    • -- Our meeting space will be set up to comfortably allow for 6-foot social distancing between all participants.
    • -- The best practice to prevent any illness is to wash your hands frequently using the proper technique: wet-lather-scrub-rinse-dry.
    • -- Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
    • -- Avoid touching your face, specifically your eyes, nose, and mouth, as this is how germs enter your body. Cough into your elbow, NOT your hand.
    • -- Stay home if you’re feeling sick.

    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

    We have an excellent CLE program planned, which includes sessions on:

    • Legal Writing
    • Legislative Updates
    • Live Streaming Testimony
    • Motions Craving Oyer
    • Subpoenaing Substance Abuse/Mental Health Records
    • Effective Oral Advocacy
    • The Innosence of Earl Washington
    • Empathy, Sympathy & Kindnesss from a Defense Perspective
    • Ethics and Professionalism in the Heat of Battle
    • Substantive Litigation Sections Breakouts

    See the complete agenda here: Printable PDF Agenda

    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

    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


    • 05 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • 07 May 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville

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

    Hotel Information

    Coming Soon

    Agenda

    Coming Soon

    Sponsors

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

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


Past events

07 Aug 2020 2020 Advanced Expert Witness Workshop (NEW DATE)
01 Jul 2020 2020 Paralegal Seminar (Postponed to 2021)
03 Jun 2020 VADA Virtual Trivia Night
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
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

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