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 vacdlawyers@gmail.com.

Upcoming events

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

    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)- Rachel Jordan, Esq. of CAIR Coalition

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    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 vacdlawyers@gmail.com. Submissions are due by September 8, 2017 and winners will be notified by September 15, 2017.

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    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:

    https://aws.passkey.com/e/49240351?utm_source=9515698&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=275432703&trkid=481403809&linkid=1237818732

    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.


    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 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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