Important changes to VJLAP’s 12-Step and Wellness Support Meetings:

1. Effective immediately, the Monday 12-Step Support Meetings will commence at 6:30 PM instead of 8:00 PM. VJLAP will no longer host a Monday 12-Step Support Meeting at 8:00 PM. Changes will be made to the event calendar.
2. After 04/08/24, there will no longer be Monday Wellness Support Meetings at 6:30 PM. If you are interested in such a meeting, there is a Thursday Wellness Support Meeting (1, 3 and 5th Thursday of the month). Changes will be made to the event calendar.
3. Effective immediately, there will no longer be a Wednesday 12-Step Meeting at 6:00 PM. There is a Wednesday 12-Step Meeting at 5:30PM and a meeting on the 1, 3 & 5th Monday of the month at 6:30PM. Changes will be made to the event calendar.
4. Please also note the Thursday Wellness Support Meetings that had been every Thursday will only be the 1, 3 & 5 Thursday of the month. Changes will be made to the event calendar.

Thank you for your attention to these updates. If there are questions, please reach out to Barbara Mardigian at

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The 17th Annual VJLAP Fall Retreat Is Just Weeks Away

August 25, 2021
The 17th Annual VJLAP Fall Retreat Is Just Weeks Away

The VJLAP Fall Retreat will be will be held on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18, 2021 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Join this wellness-building events open to all of Virginia’s current and future legal professionals. The Retreat is a hybrid event this year and registration is open for in-person and virtual attendance.

  • Join us and your colleagues for two days in Lynchburg or
  • Join us on-line for one or all of our live-streamed CLE opportunities covering all areas of wellness.
  • Note: Friday’s dinner and keynote address is in-person only.

Topics will cover the following ethics, mental health, addiction, and wellness issues in and perspectives from Virginia’s legal profession:

  • Depression and Trauma
  • Legal Ethics
  • A View from the Bench
  • Diversity in Need and Service Provision

Friday night will begin with the “Bayou Bash” dinner at the Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center and will feature a keynote address by The Honorable Elizabeth McClanahan, CEO of the Virginia Tech Foundation and Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia The full agenda is available here.

Registration is open. The block of reserved rooms at the Virginian Hotel (VJLAP rate: $159/night) expires this FRIDAY, August 27th. Scholarships are available. Just email Scholarship status is confidential.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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