Meetings and Events

VALS Board of Governors Meeting and Annual Convention

Thu, April 25, 2013 - Sun, April 28, 2013

VALS…the association for legal professionals

2012/2013 Fourth Board of Governors Meeting and VALS 51st Annual Convention

RVLSA…the association for legal professionals will host the VALS 51st Annual Convention and the Fourth Board of Governors Meeting beginning on Thursday, April 25, 2013, through Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke at 4468 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA  24018, (540) 774-4400. For those arriving on Thursday, April 25th, there will be a dinner at Kabuki’s (Optional Activity – pay for your own) and a Hospitality Suite from 8:00 until 10:00 p.m. Registration begins Friday morning from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

The seminars begin Friday morning, April 26, at 9:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. with speakers Officer Travis Akins of the Roanoke City Police Department speaking on Personal Safety; Attorney Lenden Eakin speaking on Gun Control; and 1st Sgt. Jim Kennedy of the Virginia State Police speaking on School Safety. Speakers will take questions following their presentations. The seminar is followed by an optional “Certification Luncheon.” After lunch, beginning at 2:00 p.m. will be the Fourth Board of Governors Meeting. There will be a “Welcome Party-The Voice” with a singing contest from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. which includes dinner.

The General Assembly of the 51st Annual Convention of VALS … the association for legal professionals begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, April 27, 2013. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. with Delegate check-in from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Exhibitors and Crafters will be present from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be an awards luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; afterwards the conclusion of the General Assembly will bring us to the Saturday evening event, the 51st Annual Installation Ceremony and Dinner from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The First Board of Governors Meeting for 2013/2014 will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013, following breakfast at 7:30 a.m. featuring Erin Beard (RVLSA Student Member) with an inspirational skit and songs.

Hotel reservations can be made directly with the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia, by March 26, 2013. The full scrip ticket registration is $125 for members and $130 for non-members. The deadline for registration for the VALS 51st Annual Convention is also March 26, 2013. Registration can be sent to Nancy Stewart c/o Woods Rogers, PLC, P.O. Box 14125, Roanoke, VA  24038-4125.

For more information on the seminars contact Cindy Loving, CAP-OM, Legal Education Counsel Chair at (804) 778-8735 or (804) 387-6064 or or visit  Information on membership is available upon request from Vicki Wilhelm, PLS, VALS Vice President and Membership Chair, at (757) 217-4792 or


Updated: Mar 12, 2013