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VACDL's Fall 2018 Annual Meeting and CLE

  • 25 Oct 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • 26 Oct 2018
  • 4:30 PM
  • Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth VA 23704


  • 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!
  • $25 Late registration fee waived for local attorneys!
  • 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 12, 2018.

All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing only, by email to, no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 23, 2018 to receive a full refund of the tuition less a $25 administrative fee
Registration is closed

 VACDL's Fall 2018 Annual Meeting and CLE will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, at 425 Water Street, Portsmouth VA 23704.   The full seminar brochure can be found here : VACDL Fall 2018 Annual Meeting Brochure FINAL.pdf

 On Thursday, October 25, 2018 the VACDL Board of Directors will meet from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Jefferson room of the Renaissance Hotel. Immediately following, VACDL will host a cocktail and awards reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Admiral Room/Terrace, also at the Renaissance Hotel.

 VACDL's 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. VACDL's Fall CLE is partially sponsored by the Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company and by Smart Start, Inc.

 This year's seminar lineup includes presentations on pretrial investigations, probation violations, discovery and preliminary hearings in General District Court from the Judicial perspective, CCAP and DOC programs, ethical considerations in your daily criminal defense practice, and the application of Starrs v. Commonwealth. VACDL Fall 2018 Annual Meeting Brochure FINAL.pdf


Professor Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Scholarships: We are pleased to offer seminar scholarships to deserving applicants for our Fall 2018 program. For scholarship application forms, please contact  You do not need to be a VACDL member to apply. Submissions are due by September 14, 2018 and winners will be notified by September 21, 2018.


ROOM BLOCK: *VACDL has reserved a block of rooms at the Renaissance Portsmouth for Thursday, October 25, 2018 at a special rate of $129.00 (plus tax) for a standard guest room. Please be sure to book your room through the designated VACDL page:VACDL Fall CLE Room Block-Portsmouth

If you'd prefer to make a reservation by phone, please dial 1-888-839-1775 (the Renaissance is a Marriott hotel). You must reference group "Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers" in order to receive our room rate. The room block will close on September 25, 2018.  There will be a discounted overnight parking rate for VACDL Fall seminar attendees.

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