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

    • 05 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • University of Richmond, Jepson Alumni Center, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173

      VACDL's Spring 2019 Seminar will be held at the University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center in Richmond on Friday, April 5, 2019.

     Speaker lineup:

     Andrew Flusche, EsqAdvanced Traffic Defense: Reckless PBTs, Bad Copies and Stops That Never End

    Lisa Johnson-Firth, Esq. Trump Immigration Updates and Understanding Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

    Professor Allison Redlich Providing Discovery in the Context of Guilty Pleas

    Anne Hill, Esq. and Joyvan Malbon, Esq. A Sobering Look at Lawyer Impairment (Ethics)

    Corinne Magee, Esq. and Seth Shelley, Esq. Competency to Stand Trial

    Doug Ramseur, Esq. The New Discovery Rules- A Defense Perspective: What They Mean and How They Help Your Client


     Board Meeting/Reception: On Thursday, April 4, 2019, the VACDL Board of Directors will meet in the Eskandarian Room of the University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center Building 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 Gallery of the Jepson Alumni Center from 6 to 8 p.m., which is open to all Spring CLE registrants and speakers.

    Parking: For Friday's seminar, please park in the lot directly across from the Jepson Alumni Center/Bottomley House.

    Hotel Accommodations: VACDL has reserved a block of rooms for Thursday, April 4, 2019 at The Westin Richmond, 6631 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230, at the rate of $119 (+ tax). Please be sure to make your reservation prior to March 14, 2019 by calling 1-888-236-2427 and referencing the VACDL block.  Or, reserve your room online through the following link:VACDL Westin Room Block


    SEMINAR SPONSORS: Many thanks to Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance, SmartStart, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and the VSB Risk Management Grant Committee for their support of our educational programming.

    Professor Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Scholarship: Thanks to generous funding from our sponsors, we will be able to award scholarships for this seminar. Please contact VACDL's Executive Director, Danielle Payne, at to request a scholarship application form.


    Materials will be emailed ( via Dropbox link) to attendees during the week of the seminar.

    Questions? Please contact VACDL's Executive Director, Danielle Payne, at

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Home of Sandra Saseen-Smith

    Join VACDL for a happy hour event in Halifax at the lovely home of Executive Committee member Sandra Saseen-Smith! Cocktails and snacks will be provided, and conversation will be lively!

    More information will be shared soon, but we encourage local VACDL members to invite non-VACDL member colleagues to attend.

    *Upon registration for the event, each attendee will receive an email providing the address for the happy hour. Sandra lives within 5 minutes of the Courthouse*

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