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2024 Young Lawyers Boot Camp

  • 06 Dec 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Virginia Museum of History & Culture (NEW LOCATION), 428 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond VA 23220



Virginia Museum of History & Culture

This is a must-attend event for newer attorneys, who will learn the practical information needed to practice civil defense law.  Sessions are taught by experienced members of the civil defense bar and the judiciary.  We are offering a different agenda than 2023, so you should attend again.

Stay on after our program to attend the museum's popular First Fridays program, where the museum offers free admission to the galleries, specials in the Café, access to food trucks, live music, and a cash bar.   


Your Role as Second Chair
Stanley P. Wellman, VADA Past President, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman

Your First Jury Trial
Carlyle (Randy) Wimbish III, VADA Past President, Wimbish Gentile McCray & Roeber

Tips for Practice in Federal Court
Meghan Gosline, Hancock Daniel

How to Try a Case in General District Court
Katie M. DeCoster, Sands Anderson

What the Insurance Adjustor Needs from You: Teamwork in Insurance Claims
Melissa H. Katz, VADA Past President, McGavin Boyce Bardot Thorsen & Katz

Audra Dickens, VADA Board of Directors, The Progressive Group

Judicial Advice for New Lawyers Panel Discussion     

Networking Reception


The registration fee is $300 and includes all CLEs, lunch, and networking reception. New members joining VADA will have their first-year membership fee waived for 2025.  First membership bill will be sent January 2026.  Cancellations accepted until November 21.  Substitutions welcome anytime.

We do not have a block of hotel rooms reserved for this event, but there are numerous hotel options nearby. 

Meeting Sponsors


        To learn about meeting sponsorship, contact Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org.

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

11533 Busy Street, #327

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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