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

Upcoming events

    • 24 May 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register


    Foundational Requirements
    for the Life Care Plan

    Michael A. Fryar, M.S., RN, CLCP, CCM, CRC, QRP, InQuis
    Betsy Keesler, RN, BSN, CLCP, InQuis

    The presentation will review published life care planning standards, tenets and consensus statements relative to seeking, gathering and establishing comprehensive foundation for the development of an evidence-based life care plan.  Case scenarios will be utilized to illustrate appropriate and inappropriate methods/practices relative to foundational requirements.  Finally, the implications and risks inherent to breaching one’s professional scope of practice and/or other standards during the development of a life care plan will be addressed.     

    The event is fully virtual, via Zoom, and free to current and potential VADA members.

    • 23 Jun 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Hof Garden, 2818 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
    Register


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

    Many thanks to our sponsor,

    • 29 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register


    Meet the Author of Mingo


    W. Jeff Barnes
    Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman

    Join VADA member, W. Jeff Barnes, Esq. of Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman, who will discuss his recently-published novel, Mingo. Set against the backdrop of coal-rich, hard-scrabble West Virginia and "civilized," segregated Virginia, Mingo reveals the deep divide between corporate might and those seeking a fair wage for an honest day's work. 

    Jeff will share and answer questions about the process of writing and publishing the book, as well as the novel itself. If you’d like to purchase a copy in advance, you can purchase Mingo from your local bookseller, Amazon, or wherever you prefer to buy books. We will also raffle off a signed copy of the book to one lucky attendee!

    • The event is fully virtual, via Zoom, and free to current and potential VADA members.
    • 01 Jul 2022
    • 30 Aug 2022
    • Date and Location TBD


    A must-attend event for paralegals of all levels working in civil defense firms. This one-day webinar 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

    10:30-11:30      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.

    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?

    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.

    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.

    2:30            Adjourn

    Sponsors

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

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 14 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Hotel Roanoke


    Information coming soon.

    Contact Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org for sponsorship information.

    • 02 Dec 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • 2213_DSblacklogo.png Drive Shack Richmond at 1647 Four Rings Drive Richmond, VA 23233

    This one-day, in-person seminar is where newer attorneys learn the practical information needed to practice defense law.  Sessions are taught by experienced members of the civil defense bar and the judiciary.  We are offering a different agenda than 2021, so attend again and don't miss the networking reception and golf fun at the end of our program. 

    Agenda

    Coming soon.

    Meeting Sponsors

    To learn about meeting sponsorship, contact Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org.


    • 02 Dec 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Richmond


    This one-day seminar is 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 2021 so plan to attend again.


    Registration Information


    Free one-year VADA membership for 2023 is available with registration.  No membership bill sent until January 2024. Cancellations accepted through November 20, minus a $25 administrative fee.  No refunds after November 20, but substitutions accepted at any time. 

    Agenda


    Draft Agenda

    Your Role as Second Chair

    Your First Jury Trial

    Tips for Practice in the Eastern District of Virginia

    How to Try a Case in General District Court

    Spoliation

    What the Insurance Adjustor Needs from You: Teamwork in Insurance Claims

    Judicial Advice for New Lawyers Panel Discussion

    Sponsors


    To learn about sponsorship opportunities contact Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org.

    • 03 May 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • 05 May 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hotel 24 South, 24 S. Market Street, Staunton, VA 24401


    Mark your calendar for our specialized litigation sections training.

    Agenda

    Coming Soon

    Sponsors

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

    • 25 Oct 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • 27 Oct 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront


    Information coming soon.

    Contact Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org for sponsorship information.

Past events

04 May 2022 2022 Spring Sections Seminar
31 Mar 2022 Why Do Bad Things Happen to People In “Good” Cars?
18 Mar 2022 2022 Trial Tactics Workshop
28 Feb 2022 Productivity and Pandemic Practice Lunch & Learn
15 Feb 2022 Virtual Scavenger Hunt
12 Jan 2022 Utilizing Forensic Engineers Lunch & Learn
15 Dec 2021 Meet Your Executive Committee Lunch & Learn
03 Dec 2021 2021 Young Lawyers Boot Camp
30 Nov 2021 New Appellate Landscape Lunch & Learn
20 Oct 2021 2021 Annual Meeting
06 Oct 2021 Southwest Region Networking Reception
08 Sep 2021 Retaining, Developing, and Safely Navigating Expert Witness Testimony Lunch & Learn
25 Aug 2021 Memory Skills for Lawyers Lunch & Learn
28 Jul 2021 2021 Paralegal Seminar
21 Jul 2021 Biomechanics Lunch & Learn
23 Jun 2021 Balancing the Billable and the Non-Billable Lunch & Learn
19 May 2021 Of Courtiers and Princes Lunch & Learn
05 May 2021 2021 Spring Sections Seminar
14 Apr 2021 Through the Eyes of the Insured Lunch & Learn
17 Mar 2021 How to be a Valuable Asset to Your Firm Lunch & Learn
16 Mar 2021 Young Lawyers Virtual Social Hour
12 Mar 2021 Deposition Workshop
24 Feb 2021 Client Development and Client Maintenance: Thriving in the New Normal
16 Feb 2021 Virtual Scavenger Hunt
10 Feb 2021 Voir Dire Lunch & Learn
13 Jan 2021 How to Effectively Bill Your Time
15 Dec 2020 POSTPONED TO 2021 - Virtual Bingo
04 Dec 2020 2020 Young Lawyers Boot Camp WEBINAR
17 Nov 2020 Fall Webinar
14 Oct 2020 2020 Annual Meeting
15 Sep 2020 VADA Virtual Trivia Night
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

PAST WEBINARS

Many past meetings were recorded and can be found on the members-only area 
of our website here (login required).  


Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

1915 Huguenot Road, Ste 301

Richmond, VA, 23235

804-649-1002

Executive Director: Sherma Mather

Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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