The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys held its annual meeting late last week and the organization marked several significant firsts:
· It was the first time the VADA held its annual do at The Homestead. Both the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association have been meeting there for some time. The VADA typically has moved its confab around the state. Attendance was good and the crowd was happy.
· It was the first time that the group ever has had two women officers. Elizabeth Perrow of Roanoke was elected secretary, joining President-Elect Lisa Clement of Richmond in the leadership loop.
· The Roanoke firm of Frankl, Miller & Webb had 100 percent attendance – all five of the firm’s lawyers made the trip up to Hot Springs. It’s doubtful that’s a first. But three of five won a door prize, marking no doubt the first time the majority of a firm went home a winner.