Meetings and Events

VALS 2017 Winter Board Meeting and Legal Education Seminars

Sat, January 28, 2017

Legal Education Seminars offered by VALS…the association for legal professionals

VALS 2017 Winter Board Meeting, which is open to all persons employed in the legal field, will be held at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017, with the following seminar speakers and topics:


Ethics for Legal Staff  9:30 – 10:30 am

Jeannie P. Dahnk, Esq. from Glover & Dahnk

Filling a Vacancy on the Supreme Court  10:30 – 11:30 am

Rosalyn Cooperman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Mary Washington

Miranda at 50 – the 50th Anniversary of the Miranda Rights  11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Joseph “Jeh” Hicks, Esq., Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, P.C.                                           

Cost: $25 for members $30 for non-members.

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VALS will sponsor lunch Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm and present a Leadership/Membership Workshop by VALS Vice President, Elaine Blackmon. The Third Board Meeting of the 2016-2017 fiscal year will begin at 2:30 pm until 5:00 pm. The $33.00 fee for members and $38.00 for non-members includes lunch.  To attend the board meeting ONLY, registration is $3.00.  January 10, 2017 is the deadline for registration. A form for registering is available at

For those who need to stay overnight, the price for a single/double room is $89; triple is $99; and a quad is $109, plus applicable taxes (currently 11.3%). Hotel reservations can be made directly with the Fredericksburg Hospitality House at 1-540-786-8321 and use the group name VALS to get these prices. The deadline for reservations is January 10, 2017.

Updated: Dec 15, 2016