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VACDL's Fall 2017 Annual Meeting and CLE "No Need to Knock on Wood: Developing Your Skills to Succeed at Trial"

  • 13 Oct 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016


  • Staff must accompany a VACDL member to the seminar; may not attend the seminar on attorney's behalf
  • Join VACDL today to attend the seminar and receive 1 year's membership for cost of the non-member tuition!
  • Join VACDL today to receive a discount on your seminar fee!
  • Must be a VACDL member in good standing
  • Must be a VACDL member in good standing

This course is pending approval for 6 CLE credits, including 1 ethics credit.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are all included with the tuition fee.

The seminar fee increases by $25 for all registrations received after October 1, 2017.

All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing only, by email to, no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2017 to receive a full refund of the tuition less a $25 administrative fee.
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VACDL's Fall 2017 Annual Meeting and CLE, "No Need to Knock on Wood: Developing Your Skills to Succeed at Trial" will be held at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016 on October 12-13, 2017.

 There will be a cocktail and awards reception on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Our cocktail reception is sponsored in part by the Virginia Tech Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA).

 The Annual Meeting will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017. Our seminar will begin immediately after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting. Our CLE is partially sponsored by the Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company.

 This year's seminar lineup:

 When is Hearsay not Hearsay?- Seth Weston, Esq. and Kathleen Bagby, MSW, LCSW

Securing Appointment of Experts for Your Indigent Client- Jack Daniel, MD, Steve Milani, Esq., and the Honorable James R. Swanson

Expanding Your Horizons as a Defense Attorney in The Gathering Gloom- David Lane, Esq.

Top Mistakes Defense Attorneys Make From the Perspective of a Recently Converted Commonwealth's Attorney-Suni Mackall, Esq.

Understanding the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Dispositions in Virginia-Ethical and Legal Considerations (2 part section, 1 ethics hour)- Adina Appelbaum, Esq. of CAIR Coalition


Professor Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Scholarships: Thanks to generous funding from ALPS (the endorsed professional liability insurance carrier of the Virginia State Bar), we have multiple scholarships available. For scholarship application forms, please contact Submissions are due by September 8, 2017 and winners will be notified by September 15, 2017.


ROOM BLOCK: *VACDL has reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel Roanoke for Thursday, October 12, 2017. Please be sure to book your room through the designated VACDL page:

If making a reservation by phone, you must reference group "VACDL-CLE Meeting" in order to receive our room rate. The room block will close on September 12, 2017.

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