Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Upcoming events

    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Van Metre Hall, George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

      VACDL's Spring 2020 Seminar will be held in Van Metre Hall at the George Mason University Arlington Campus [3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA 22201] on Friday, April 17, 2020.

     Speaker lineup:

     Seth M. Guggenheim, Esq, Assistant Ethics Counsel

    Molly O'Rourke (mitigation specialist), and Morgan Faulkner, Esq.

    The Hon. David Bernhard and Amy Jordan, Esq. 

    David P. Baugh, Esq. 

    Bradley Haywood, Esq

    Michael Maschke, Chief Executive Officer for Sensei Enterprises, Inc.


    Del. Charniele Herring, Majority Leader for the Virginia House of Delegates


     Board Meeting: On Thursday, April 16, 2020, the VACDL Board of Directors will meet in the Glebe Room at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston [4610 N Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203] from 4-6 p.m. All VACDL members in good standing are welcome to attend the Board Meeting, but please inform our Executive Director, Danielle Payne, if you plan to attend so that she can ensure sufficient seating in the meeting room. We will also host a small "happy hour" style reception at a restaurant within walking distance of the Holiday Inn from 6 to 8 p.m., which will be open to all Spring CLE registrants, speakers and special guests.

    Hotel Accommodations: VACDL has reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston [4610 N Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203] for Thursday, April 16, 2020 at a rate of $139.00 plus tax. Please call 1-866-876-4238 and identify yourself as a VACDL member, or book online via this link:

    Spring 2020 Hotel Block-Holiday Inn Arlington

    Parking: For Friday's seminar, parking is available in the Van Metre Hall Parking Garage, with a daily maximum rate of $15, or $3 per hour.


    SEMINAR SPONSORS: Many thanks to Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance, SmartStart, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and the VSB Risk Management Grant Committee for their support of our educational programming.


    Materials will be emailed ( via Dropbox link) to attendees during the week of the seminar.

    Questions? Please contact VACDL's Executive Director, Danielle Payne, at

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