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2022 Spring Sections Seminar

  • 04 May 2022
  • 6:00 PM
  • 06 May 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • Boar's Head Resort, Charlottesville


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Contact Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org for code.
  • $150 per section (MedMal is offered in 2 parts for $300). Total cost will be calculated based on registration choices.
  • $150 per section (MedMal is offered in 2 parts for $300). Total cost will be calculated based on registration choices. 2022 VADA membership dues waived for new members registering for this meeting.

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Boar's Head Resort

Specialized litigation sections training, with sessions related directly to our litigation sections. 


Wednesday, May 4

2:30 - 5:30 Women's Section Wine Tasting (see details below)

6:00 - 7:30 Welcome Reception

7:30 Dinner on Own

Thursday, May 5

6:30    Wellness Committee Run

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00 Professional Liability

9:00 - 12:00 Policy Coverage

9:00 - 12:00 Product & Toxic Torts

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch & "Doggy Play Time" Break

2:00 - 5:00 Corporate & Commercial Litigation

2:00 - 3:30 Appellate Advocacy

2:00 - 3:30 Medical Malpractice (Part 1)
(Medical Malpractice is offered in two parts on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.)

3:30 - 5:00 Joint Session: Appellate Advocacy with Medical Malpractice
(Participants registered for either Appellate Advocacy or Medical Malpractice are automatically registered for this session.)

5:00 -6:30 Networking Reception

6:30  - 9:00 Dinner on Own

9:00 - 10:30 VADA Late NIght

Friday, May 6

7:00 Wellness Committee Yoga

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00 Medical Malpractice (Part 2)

9:00 - 12:00 Workers Compensation

9:00-10:00 Joint Session: Auto & Transporation with Local Government
(Participants registered for either Auto & Transportation or Local Government are automatically registered for this session.)

10:00-12:00 Local Government

10:00 - 12:00 Auto & Transportation

12:00 Lunch

Detailed Draft Agenda


The meeting registration fee is $150 per section.  Medical Malpractice is $300, and is offered in two parts (Thursday afternoon and Friday morning) and includes the Medical Malpractice Roundtable.  Guests allowed with $75 fee to attend receptions.  Cancellations accepted through April 25, minus a $50 cancellation fee.  Substitutions welcome anytime. 

New members, 2022 VADA membership dues are waived for those registering for this meeting.  Your first membership bill will be sent in January 2023.  Contact Sherma Mather at smather@vada.org with questions.


Our discounted block was released April 8, but you may still find availability though the hotel website, at their normal rates, or at another hotel nearby.


Wellness Committee
The VADA Wellness Committee will offer a group run and walk on Thursday morning and yoga on Friday morning.  All are free, so plan to Join the healthy fun!

Women’s Section Wine Tasting at Stinson Vineyards
The Women’s section will be hosting a private wine tasting event at Stinson Vineyards.  Enjoy the views, wine, and casual conversation with other VADA women.  The $25 fee includes sampling of all 5 wines and transportation to and from the Boar’s Head.  Bottles and glasses of wine will also be available for purchase.  The bus will leave the Boar’s Head promptly at 2:30 and will return to the Boar’s Head around 5:30.  The bus pickup location will be announced closer to the date.  Attendance for this event is limited, so please register early.  Thank you to Planet Depos for sponsoring this event!

Community Service and "Doggie Play Time"
VADA is collecting donations of needed funds and supplies for the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA!  Located at 3355 Berkmar Drive in Charlottesville, the CASPCA is a nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to providing a safe environment for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of Charlottesville and Albemarle County and placing them in good homes.  CASPCA’s staff and volunteers strive to set a standard of excellence and leadership in animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs.  

VADA is proud to partner with CASPCA to help fulfill its mission and to say thank you to the Charlottesville / Albermarle County community for hosting us for our Spring meeting!  Weather permitting, we will offer "Doggie Play Time" at the Boar’s Head Resort from 1-2 pm on Thursday, May 5! Compliments of the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, and sponsored by our Wellness Committee, this fun event is one you won’t want to miss!

To learn more about CASPCA and the great work they do, visit: https://caspca.org/.  For a wish list of items the CSPCA can use, visit: https://caspca.org/give/wish-list/

Click here for a printable flyer to post in your office. Please bring your donations with you to the Spring meeting.  We thank you for your support!



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

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N. Chesterfield, VA 23236


Executive Director: Sherma Mather

Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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