Meetings / Events

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.


Guest speakers count toward CLE credits.


$10 for Members, $12 for non-Members per meeting to cover lunch costs.


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.

Law Day 2019

On May 1, 2019, SVPA and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association collaborated with a special event to honor Law Day and to celebrate the court personnel that do so much for us every day!


Volunteers from SVPA cooked and packaged 340 hot dogs on buns for the event at the Rockingham Circuit Courthouse in Harrisonburg.  The event began at 12:00 and free hot dogs, chips, and soft drinks were available to all.


Quinton Callahan, President of the local Bar Association, and Kelli Hynd, President of SVPA, presented a plaque to Brenda Clatterbuck Huffman, the longest serving deputy clerk working in the Circuit Court (31 years!).


May 1 was declared by then President Dwight D. Eisenhower as "Law Day" in 1958.

Upcoming Meetings and Speakers:

May 12, 2021

  • Location:  Westover Park, Harrisonburg

  • General Business Meeting

April 21, 2021

  • Location:  via Zoom

  • Speaker:  Rachel Logan, Logan & Logan

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

       of Jury Trials in Virginia

November:  11/11/2020

  • Location:  Virtual (ZOOM)

  • Speaker:  Tonie Wallace, Veteran Reporters

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

​​Past Meetings

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

December:  12/12/18

  • Location:  Taste of Thai, Harrisonburg

  • Holiday Party and Ornament Exchange

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).

October:  10/9/2019

  • Location:  Hoover Penrod PLC office, Harrisonburg

  • Business Meeting

September:  9/11/2019

  • Location:  Vito's, Harrisonburg

  • Speaker: Dillina W. Stickley, Esq., Hoover Penrod PLC

  • Topic:  Unauthorized Practice of Law and Paralegal Etiquette/Ethics

May:  5/1/2019

  • Location:  Rockingham Circuit Court, Harrisonburg

  • Special event to honor Law Day 2019

  • Free hot dogs, chips, and sodas were given out to all

April:  4/24/2019

  • Location:  Rockingham Circuit Court, Harrisonburg

  • Speaker:  Chaz W. Haywood, Clerk

  • Topic:  Technological Advances in Circuit Court


National Paralegal Day - October 23, 2019

Special thanks to Harrisonburg Mayor Deanna Reed for proclaiming October 23, 2019 as Paralegals' Day in the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia.