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2020 Spring Sections Seminar

  • 13 May 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • 15 May 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • Hotel Madison, 710 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • $125 per section(s) session
    $100 guest fee (includes 2 receptions)
  • $125 per section(s) session
    $100 guest fee (includes 2 receptions)

Due to Covid-19, our Spring Sections Seminar will not be held in-person. 
Check back for details on distance learning options for this meeting. 


Specialized litigation sections training. Registration includes 2 Networking Receptions, including a Wednesday Welcome Reception at the historic Joshua Wilton House and popular VADA Late Night on Thursday.

New this year, Young Laywers are invited to join our Dutch-Treat Young Lawyers Dinner Wednesday night at Food.Bar.Food.  Sign up to join the dinner and meet other newer lawyers. Spaces are limited, so register soon and choose this option on your registration form to join the group reservation.


Call 540.564.0200 or use the online booking tool to book your room today for the VADA-discounted rate of $109. Discounted rate is guaranteed before April 17 or the room block fills, whichever is first. Book soon, as this is a busy week in Harrisonburg. Cancel by 4:00 PM local hotel time at least 2 days prior to arrival to avoid a 1 night(s) cancel penalty charge.


The registration fee is $125 per section(s) session.  Medical Malpractice is offered in 2 parts for a $250 fee. Guests are welcome and invited to attend both receptions for a $100 guest fee.  Cancellations are accepted through April 30, minus a $25 administrative fee.  No cancellations after April 30, but substitutions are welcome at any time.  Dress is business attire. 

New members, your registration includes your first year of membership in VADA. No membership bill sent until 2021. Choose "NEW VADA Member (Joining Now) when you register to take advantage of this offer. Contact Sherma Mather at smather@vada.org for further details.


Thank you to our section leadership for developing an excellent agenda!

Appellate Advocacy
Chair: Joseph Pope
Vice Chair: Judson Peverall

Auto & Transportation Liability
Chair: Matthew Roberson
Vice Chair: Patrick O'Grady

Corporate & Commercial Litigation
Chair: Greg Bean
Vice Chair: Karissa Kaseorg

Local Government
Chair: Bobbi Jo Alexis

Medical Malpractice
Chair: Kari Jackson
Vice Chair: Lauren Kadish

Policy Coverage
Chair: Guy Harbert
Vice Chair: Josh Goodwin

Product & Toxic Torts
Chair: Laura May Hooe
Vice Chair: Surge Moghadassi

Professional Liability
Chair: Lindsey Lewis

Workers' Compensation
Chair: Esther King
Vice Chair: Marilyn Harvey


Click here for a printable PDF agenda with detailed session information.

Wednesday, May 13                 

 6:00 PM Welcome Networking Reception (Joshua Wilton House)
 7:30 PM Dinner on own
 7:30 PM Optional Young Laywers Dinner (Sign up at registration)
Thursday, May 14  
 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
  MORNING SESSIONS (choose one)
 9:00 AM Joint Session: Auto & Transportation; Corporate &             Commercial Lit.; and Product & Toxic Torts
 9:00 AM Appellate Advocacy
 12:15 PM  Lunch
   AFTERNOON SESSIONS (choose one)
 1:15 PM  Local Government
 1:15 PM  Medical Malpractice (Part 1)
 4:30 PM  Networking Reception
 6:00 PM  Dinner on Own
 8:30 PM  VADA Late Night at Quills Lobby Bar
 Friday, May 15  
 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
   MORNING SESSIONS (choose one)
 9:00 AM  Joint Session: Professional Liability and Policy Coverage
 9:00 AM  Medical Malpractice (Part 2)
 9:00 AM  Workers Compensation
 12:15 PM  Lunch (Grab & Go or Sit & Chat)






For sponsorship information, please contact Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org.

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

1915 Huguenot Road, Ste 301

Richmond, VA, 23235


Executive Director: Sherma Mather

Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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