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Meetings / Events

The Governor has proclaimed October 1 - 7, 2023 as Paralegals' Week in the Common-wealth of Virginia.  

May 4, 2022 - Law Day Celebration


Meeting Info

SVPA usually meets the second Wednesday of the month. Our meetings are from 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m. 


Meeting Months:











No meeting in January.

*Summer Months:  June, July, August are social events, to be held at local venues.


R.S.V.P to

Social events . . .

The Summer Socials were fun and we’d like to continue having them each month, in addition to the regular meeting.  Mondays seemed to work as a good day, so the fourth Monday in the month will be designated for social events after work.  If, as time goes by, there appears to be another day that works best, it will be considered.  A location will be suggested and emailed to all members.  If no one is able to attend in a particular month, it will be canceled.

Upcoming Meetings and Speakers:

  • September 13, 2023

  • Location:  Clark & Bradshaw Conference Room

  • Speaker:  Magina Melenciano, Assistant Victim Witness Director

  • Topic:  Victim Witness Program

​​Past Meetings

  • May 3, 2023

  • Celebrating Law Day 2023

  • Hot Dog Roast on the Courthouse Lawn

April 12, 2023

  • Location:  Hoover Penrod PLC Conference Room

  • Speaker:  Dillina W. Stickley, Esq.

  • Topic:  Robert's Rules of Order

March 15, 2023

  • Webinar presentation:  "7 Habits of the Indispensable Paralegal"

  • Location:  Clark & Bradshaw Conference Room

February 8, 2023

  • Business Meeting

  • Location: Hoover Penrod PLC Conference Room

December 14, 2022

  • Annual Holiday Party and Ornament Exchange

  • Location:  Taste of Thai, Harrisonburg VA

November 9, 2022

  • Location:  Hoover Penrod Conference Room

  • Business Meeting

October 12, 2022

  • Location:  Clark & Bradshaw Conference Room

  • Speaker:  Katherine Mann, Clark & Bradshaw

  • Topic:  Landlord-Tenant Issues

September 14, 2022

  • Location:  Westover Park

  • Regular Meeting


May 4, 2022

  • Location:  Courthouse, Harrisonburg VA

  • Special Law Day Celebration on the Courthouse steps
  • Hot dogs, chips, soft drinks given out free to attendees through a joint collaboration with the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Bar


April 13, 2022

  • Location:  Zoom

  • Regular Meeting, planning for Law Day Celebration


March:  03/9/2022

  • Location:  Zoom

  • Speakers:  Commissioner of the Revenue for Rockingham County, Dan Cullers; Real Estate Assessment Office, Matt Armstrong; and Land Use Special Assessment, Betty Reese.

  • Topic :  The Duties of the Commissioner of the Revenue Office  and 2022 Property Tax Reassessments


September:  9/8/2021

  • Location:  Zoom

  • General Business Meeting

  • Topic:  Retention and Recruitment

May: 5/12/2021

  • Location:  Westover Park, Harrisonburg

  • General Business Meeting

April:  4/21/2021

  • Location:  Zoom

  • Speaker:  Rachel Logan, Logan & Logan

  • Topic:  Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury: An Overview

       of Jury Trials in Virginia


March:  3/10/2021

  • Location:  Zoom

  • General Business Meeting

February:  2/10/2021

  • Location:  Zoom

  • Speaker: Paul Ferwerda, Portfolio Manager for Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management, Norfolk

  • Topic:  "Five Tips for Better Decisions in a Connected World"

October:  10/14/2020

  • Location:  Westover Park, Harrisonburg

  • No Speaker

  • Topic:  Old Business and Going Forward

March:  3/11/2020

  • Location:  Vito's, Harrisonburg

  • Speaker:  Tonie Wallace, Veteran Reporters

  • Topic:  What a Full Service Reporting Company can do for you


February:  2/12/2020

  • Location:  O'Neill's Grill, Harrisonburg

  • Speaker:  Joseph Hopson, Esq.

  • Topic:  Jury Trial Prep and how paralegals can help assist

       with voir dire

November:  11/13/2019

  • Location:  O'Neill's Grill, Harrisonburg

  • Speaker:  Rachel Logan, Logan & Logan, PLC

  • Topic:  Criminal Cases - The Final Stretch (a discussion of the logistics of grand juries, sentencing guidelines, plea agreements and beyond).


May 3, 2023 Law Day Celebration

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