Meetings and Events

VALS Board of Governors Meeting and VALS 52nd Annual Convention

Thu, April 24, 2014 - Sun, April 27, 2014

VALS…the association for legal professionals

VBLSA…the association for legal professionals will host VALS 52nd Annual Convention and the Fourth Board of Governors Meeting beginning on Thursday, April 24, 2014, and ending on Sunday, April 27, 2014, with the First Board of Governors Meeting for 2014/2015, at the Ramada On The Beach, 615 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451. Registration begins Friday morning from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

The seminars begin Friday morning, April 25 at 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The seminars are as follow:  “So, You Think You Know What’s Ethical?” - presented by Carl A. Eason, Esq. from Wolcott Rivers, Gates; “The First Jury Trial? You May Be Surprised” – presented by Mac Rawls; and “Actual Innocence Project” – Panel with the Honorable Glen A. Huff, Judge, Virginia Court of Appeals, Mary Kelly Tate, Director, Institute for Actual Innocence, at the University of Richmond School of Law, and Thomas Haynesworth. 

The seminars are followed by a Certification Luncheon from 12:30 to 2:00 pm and the Fourth Board of Governors Meeting from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  The Welcome Party — Prom Night at the Beach will begin at 6:00 pm with a Cocktail Hour and Prom Pictures, followed by dinner.

The General Assembly of the 52nd Annual Convention of VALS … the association for legal professionals begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, April 26, 2014. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. with Delegate check-in from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.  The 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 52nd 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 27, 2014, following breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Hotel reservations can be made directly with the Ramada On The Beach Hotel, Virginia Beach, Virginia, at 757-425-7800 by March 24 2014. The full scrip ticket registration is $140 for members and $150 for non-members.  The deadline for registration for the VALS 52nd Annual Convention is also March 24, 2014, with registrations being sent to Linda Thomas at 2554 Back Acres Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454.

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

Updated: Mar 24, 2014