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Conferences and Events

Fall Conference & 35th Anniversary Celebration
The Long & Winding Road: Progress in the Law - 6.0 (2.5 Ethics) CLE (pending)
The Boar's Head Inn
Charlottesville, VA

October 7 - 8, 2016

Please Join Us As We Celebrate 35 Years of the VWAA!

With Keynote Speakers:
Dean Risa Goluboff, the first woman Dean, University of Virginia School of Law, Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law; and

Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Cold Case Justice Initiative, Janis McDonald, Syracuse University College of Law, a Co-Founder of the VWAA

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Form and registration fee must be received by September 20, 2016.

Hotel Accommodations


Telephone: (434) 296-2181 or reserve online
Group Name: Ask for the VWAA block

Group Rate: $285 per night plus daily resort fee of $15 per room and applicable taxes based upon single or double occupancy

Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 23, 2016


Telephone: (434) 243-5000
Group Name: Ask for the VWAA block

Group Rate: $145 per night plus applicable taxes

Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 7, 2016



2:00 - 4:30

4:30 - 6:00

6:00 - 7:00

7:00 - 8:45

8:45 - 9:45

Progress in Recognizing our Responsibility to Provide Pro Bono Services:
Maryse Allen, Esq., Chris Mougin-Boal, Esq., Renae Patrick, Esq. (1.5 Hour MCLE Ethics credit pending)

Cocktail Reception

Dinner - A Celebration of the VWAA
Professor Janis McDonald , Co-Founder VWAA

Cocktails and Dessert Networking Reception


  8:00 - 8:45

  8:45 - 9:30

  9:30 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:30

12:30 - 1:30

  1:30 - 1:45

  1:45 - 2:45

  2:45 - 3:00

  3:00 - 4:00

Networking Breakfast

Progress in Managing the Federal Courtroom: the Hon. Leonie Brinkema, U.S. District Judge, E.D. Va.; the Hon. M. Hannah Lauck, U.S. District Judge, E.D. Va. (1 Hour MCLE credit pending)

Break hotel check out

Progress in Expanding Rights and Remedies in Employment Discrimination: the Hon. Elizabeth Dillon, U.S. District Judge, W.D. Va. Marni Byrum Esq., Linda Jackson, Esq. (1.5 Hour MCLE credits pending)

Luncheon Speaker Dean Risa L. Goluboff, University of Virginia School of Law


Progress in Aligning VA Rules of Professional Conduct with ABA Rules: Julia Porter DC Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Sr. Assistant Bar Counsel (1.0 Hour MCLE ethics credit pending)


Progress in Practicing Family Law: Where Are We Now?: the Hon. Teena Grodner (Ret.) and Sandra L. Havrilak, Esq. (1.0 Hour MCLE credit pending)


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