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129th Summer Meeting
129th Summer Meeting

7/18/2019 to 7/20/2019

When: July 18-20, 2019
Where: The Omni Homestead Resort
1766 Homestead Drive
Hot Springs, Virginia  24445
United States
The Virginia Bar Association

Phone: 804-644-0041

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

View who has registered for the 2019 Summer Meeting.

Programming Information129th Summer Meeting brochure cover with link to the meeting program in PDF

This statewide event will take place July 18-20, 2019, at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Enhance your practice with a selection of MCLE presentations planned by many VBA sections. Click on the meeting program cover image to see the entire meeting agenda, the CLE programs and much more. More than a dozen VBA substantive law sections and divisions have organized this educational feast. Plus, VBA meetings always include events for spouses or guests and children. Bring your family and join in on the fun.

MCLE Credits:  8.5 (6.0 Ethics) Approved

What's New This Year?

VBA Women's Roundtable Luncheon and Networking

Join us Saturday afternoon for a lively networking opportunity of VBA women that will provide inspiration and an opportunity to learn from one another! With facilitated discussions at your lunch table and with a panel of women VBA leaders, we will explore topics such as work/life balance, diversity and inclusion, mentoring, and law firm initiatives. Don’t miss this program designed to enhance and energize our VBA women’s community! Non-lawyer women are welcome to attend.

Family Picnic on the Casino Lawn

This year features the debut of a family friendly picnic on the Homestead Casino Lawn Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m. Shed the suit and come out to play. Festivities include the local bluegrass band, Southern Rail Express, to end the Summer Meeting in a family friendly fashion.

Stay Active at the Summer Meeting

5K Fun Run/Walk

The Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for Friday morning at 7 a.m. The cost is $20 per person and all are welcome to participate. Get out and start your day in the fresh mountain air.

Golf Tournament

If you are interested in playing in the golf tournament, please contact Cindy Richards at the Omni Homestead at 540-839-7648 to reserve the Cascades Course. Tournament plan can take place Thursday through Saturday. Please reference the VBA when you make your reservation, and let the Homestead golf team know which round you intend to use for the tournament in advance of play and when you turn in your scorecard. Call 1-800-838-1766, option 3, for tee-times.

Cancellations for the tournament must be made 14 days in advance.

Tennis Round Robin

Tennis matches will be held Saturday from 1:30-4 p.m. All play will be doubles with interchanging partners. The VBA has two courts reserved for players. Score reporting will be on your honor. The cost is $20 per person for the tournament.

Book Your Room

Omni Homestead Resort
1766 Homestead Dr.
Hot Springs, VA 24445

Act now and request your lodging as the hotel is expected to be at full capacity during the VBA meeting. Reservations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until the room block has filled or a deadline of July 10. There are two ways you can reserve a room:

  • Reserve online through the resort's website;
  • Call 1-800-838-1766 and reference The Virginia Bar Association summer conference 2019.

Please note that The Homestead has discontinued taking room reservations by paper form.



Advance registration will close the Thursday, July 11. After this date, please plan to register on-site.

Staying Green in 2019

The VBA will provide all written materials for MCLE programming online only. That's right, no more heavy packets of paper to lug around the conference center. Bring your laptop or e-device, sign on to the conference center Wi-Fi and access your materials from our website. Prefer hard copies? Be sure to print at home or work before arriving at the Homestead. All registrants are being notified of the link to access MCLE written materials. 

Have you considered joining the VBA?

Non-VBA members are more than welcome to register for the meeting, but VBA members qualify for discounts. Join us and then register for the Summer Meeting. You'll be glad you did.

Support the VBA Foundation

Click here to make a charitable donation to The Virginia Bar Association Foundation. Your donation will support the educational and charitable efforts of the VBA. Donate by June 20 to be featured in our Summer Meeting Program!


Sponsorships, exhibitors, advertisers welcome

If you are interested in information about sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising in conjunction with the 129th Summer Meeting, please see the main page with links that refer to some of your options. Find Sponsorships under the ABOUT tab on the VBA website. Specific details about your potential involvement in the Summer Meeting will be linked as we get closer to the event. Or you can contact the VBA at or by calling 804-644-0041. If Virginia attorneys are part or all of your target market, this is a great way to connect with legal professionals across Virginia.

Thank you to our sponsors!

The 129th Summer Meeting would not be possible without the following organizations. Add your name to the list today.

Premier Meeting Sponsor: Virginia Barristers Alliance, Inc., and BeneFinder

  • Blankingship & Keith, P.C.
  • Christian & Barton, L.L.P.
  • Cirrus Vodka, premiere vodka of the President's Reception
  • Dominion Energy
  • Jeanne F. Franklin
  • Full Media
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • McCandlish Lillard
  • MercerTrigiani
  • The Omni Homestead Resort
  • Pender & Coward, P.C.
  • Bob Seabolt, IST Management Services, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank, Legal Specialty, Private Wealth Management
  • VBA on Main
  • Williams Mullen

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