Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

 VACDL welcomes vendors at our CLE seminars, but all vendors must be approved by the Board of Directors. To submit a request to become a vendor or obtain information about vendor and advertising fees, please contact Executive Director Danielle Payne at

Upcoming events

    • 20 Apr 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:20 PM
    • UVA School of Law, Charlottesville VA


     VACDL's Spring 2018 CLE will be held at the University of Virginia School of Law (Caplin Auditorium) in Charlottesville on Friday, April 20, 2018.

     CLE: The seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude by 4:30 p.m.  Presentations will focus on "hot" topics in digital forensics, Title IX cases (panel and individual defense counsel point of view), ethical considerations in appellate work, PTSD/Veteran's mental health concerns, and an interdisciplinary science presentation from members of the UVA School of Law faculty.

    Room block: In order to reserve a room at the UVA Inn at Darden for Thursday night (4/19/18) at our group rate of $125, please call the UVA Inn at Darden reservation department directly at (434) 297-7384 and provide the code "VACDL." Rooms must be reserved prior to March 20, 2018.

     Board Meeting/Reception: On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the VACDL Board of Directors will meet in the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Camp Library Board Room from 4-6 p.m. All VACDL members in good standing are welcome to attend the Board Meeting, but please inform our Executive Director, Danielle Payne, if you plan to attend so that she can ensure sufficient seating in the meeting room. We will also host a small "happy hour" style reception in the UVA/Darden Camp Library Lobby (2nd Floor) from 6 to 8 p.m., which is open to all Spring CLE registrants and speakers.

    Parking: For Thursday's events (if you are not staying in the Inn overnight), you may need to check in at the gatehouse to obtain a permit for the parking garage. For Friday's seminar, we will have a designated parking area near to the Caplin Auditorium on the Law School side of campus.

    Questions? Please contact Executive Director Danielle Payne at

    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth VA 23704

    VACDL's Fall 2018 Annual Meeting and CLE will be held at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel.

     There will be a cocktail and awards reception on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m.

     The Annual Meeting will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018. Our seminar will begin immediately after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

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