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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Registration is Open for VJLAP’s 2022 Fall Retreat

June 15, 2022
Registration is Open for VJLAP’s 2022 Fall Retreat

The 18th Annual VJLAP Fall Retreat will be held this year on September 16th through 18th in at the Virginian Hotel in Lynchburg, Virginia. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Heritage” and will honor VJLAP’s founders and members who have supported us since we were started as the substance use committee in 1985.

This retreat will bring together judges, magistrates, attorneys, law students, and other legal professionals for three-days of professional development and networking.

This years Retreat will have an opening dessert Reception on Friday with stories from the early days of VJLAP and a dinner at the Craddock Terry on Saturday featuring a Keynote Address and a presentation honoring VJLAP’s founders, followed by an ice cream social. View full agenda here: Agenda 2022 Annual Fall Retreat

The substantive sessions (also live-streamed) will feature 10 hours of CLE presentations covering:

  • Relationships and Addiction: Exploring Codependence
  • Substance Use’s Impact on Lawyer Effectiveness
  • Judicial Panel: A View from the Bench
  • Age is More Than a Number: Addressing the Impact of Aging on Our Practices
  • The Intersection of Stress, Ethics, and Wellness

Registration rates range from $75 (virtual only) – $175.00 (full Retreat attendance). Registration discounts are available for individuals requesting accommodation as needed. Please contact to request consideration. Register by purchasing a “ticket” at the bottom of the Event Page.

We look forward to seeing you all in Lynchburg in September.

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