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

  *Due to COVID-19 venue restrictions, we are unable to have vendors at our Spring Seminar 2021. However, we do anticipate vendor stations being welcomed at our Annual Meeting, on August 27, 2021 in Virginia Beach.*

Upcoming events

    • 15 Jul 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Hardywood Brewery, 2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220

    Join VACDL for a happy hour event with the Greater Richmond Criminal Bar Association at Hardywood Brewery on Thursday, July 15, 2021, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The beverage tab for the first hour is on VACDL!

    We encourage local VACDL members to attend, and also, to invite non-member colleagues to join us.

    We look forward to a great evening!

    • 27 Aug 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 4201 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451


    VACDL's 2021 Annual Meeting and "Fall" CLE will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 4201 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

     On Thursday, August 26, 2021 the VACDL Board of Directors will meet from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Calloway Room of the Marriott. Immediately following, VACDL will host a cocktail and awards reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., on the Terrace. Please be sure to join us at the reception, as we will be presenting the VACDL Champion of Justice Award  and the B. Leigh Drewry, Jr. "Defender of Justice" Award during the reception.

     Breakfast for seminar attendees will be served beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021 , and then VACDL's Annual Meeting will commence at 8:45 a.m. Our seminar will begin immediately after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting. Lunch and coffee/snack breaks are also included in the registration fee, as well as a printed copy of the seminar materials. Supplemental materials provided by the speakers will be circulated via an electronic link after the seminar's conclusion.

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

    ACCOMMODATIONS: VACDL has reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel at a special rate of $249 (plus tax and fees) per night. We hope that many of you will come down to Virginia Beach early, enjoy our terrace reception on Thursday, attend Friday's CLE...and perhaps stay at the beach for the weekend!

    Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Rate Start Date: Monday, August 23, 2021

    Rate End Date: Monday, August 30, 2021

    Last Day to Book: Thursday, July 29, 2021

    Use the link below to book:
    Book your group rate for Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


    The Seminar Speaker lineup will be announced shortly.


    If you have any questions about VACDL or the Fall CLE, please contact VACDL's Executive Director, Danielle Payne, at

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