The Virginia Bar Association                                                           Dec. 11, 2012
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Leadership slate
Legal Elite 2012
Annual Meeting

2012 veterans kickoff check from Capital One
Bob Barrett accepts check from Capital One's Rob Stone

November for veterans 


The legal community came together in Richmond Nov. 13 to honor the service given by Virginia's military veterans and to promote efforts by the VBA Veterans Issues Task Force.
By the end of 2013, the task force aims to develop a statewide referral system involving all Virginia organizations that vow to help active duty and veteran populations.
At the breakfast event, Virginia-based Capital One Financial Corp. donated $2,000 toward the task force efforts and also contributed to Families of the Wounded Fund, which helps relatives and caregivers of wounded military veterans.
See photos from the event... 
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Gifts in memory or in honor of colleagues, friends or family members are ways to provide a living, continuing tribute. The VBA Foundation welcomes such donations.
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January 24-26, 2013
Williamsburg, VA

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2013 proposed leadership slate
The Governance Committee has put forward and the current leadership has accepted a proposed slate of officers and board members for 2013.
Additional nominations may be made in writing to Executive Director Yvonne C. McGhee by Dec. 12.Vote checkmark
The slate proposes these officers:
Thomas R. Bagby, president
John L. Walker III, president-elect
Harry M. "Pete" Johnson III, chair
Hugh M. Fain III, immediate past president


Members on the slate to join the Board of Governors are:
Elaina L. Blanks, YLD chair-elect
S. Miles Dumville, Capitol Region
Hon. John S. Edwards, legislative representative
Hon. Louis R. Lerner, Judicial representative
David S. Mercer, At-Large (Potomac Region)
Dean Wendy Collins Perdue, law school representative
Eric J. Sorenson Jr., Southside Region
Lori D. Thompson, At-Large (Southwest Region)
The proposed slate will be presented at the Annual Breakfast and Business Meeting on Jan. 26 in Williamsburg during the Annual Meeting.
Virginia's Legal Elite class of  2012
Six of every 10 lawyers listed in Virginia Business magazine's Virginia Business magazine Legal Elite 2012Legal Elite are members of the VBA. That's more than 500 of the 800-plus professionals on this year's list.
VBA President Hugh M. Fain III and VBA Board of Governors member Monica Taylor Monday are featured in the December issue.
The Legal Elite recognizes top attorneys in 16 categories, nominated by their peers. The magazine says more than 1,200 Virginia lawyers suggested 3,553 names for inclusion. That total then was culled to final list.
The march to Williamsburg
The 123rd Annual Meeting of the VBA will be held Jan. 24-26 VBA Annual Meeting 2013 Brochure Coverat the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center.
Registration materials have been mailed. 
Book your rooms in Colonial Williamsburg  now. Online registration for the meeting is open. Find the link in the right-hand navigation at the conference webpage, Or print this form and mail or fax it to the VBA office.

Program organizers: Promote your session


How would you like to tell the membership about your CLE session? On video.


Here's your chance, if you act fast.


The VBA staff will tape, edit and post the first three programming organizers or Section Council members to schedule a 1-minute to 1 -minute video shoot.


Your 140- to 200-word script. At the VBA offices in Richmond. December taping. Action!


To schedule a taping, contact Branden Patrick, (804) 644-0041. 

BAR COMMENT SOUGHT: Members of the bar are invited to comment by Jan. 4 on the possible reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck in Richmond. Her term expires May 1. Read more ...


MOOT COURT: In a hard-fought oral argument before a very active bench, the Regent University School of Law team emerged victorious in the 63rd Annual National Moot Court Competition from the four states in Region IV. The final round Nov. 17 also involved the Duke University A team. Emily May of Duke was named the final round's Best Oralist. Duke A and Regent advance to the national competition early next year. The regional event that featured teams from 13 law schools is sponsored by the VBA Young Lawyers Division. 


RULE OF LAW: WWBT-Channel 12 in Richmond reported on a Rule of Law presentation at Pocahontas Middle School in Henrico County. The Rule of Law program was initiated through The Virginia Bar Association.


IN MEMORIAM: Jesse Birch Wilson III, 78, a longtime principal of the Fairfax firm of McCandlish Lillard, died Nov. 20 at his home in Purcellville after a long illness. Mr. Wilson served as president of The Virginia Bar Association in 1979.


Judge Marc JacobsonADR MEDIATION WEEK: In honor of ABA Mediation Week, the Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the VBA and VSB and other co-sponsors presented a luncheon and panel discussion at the University of Richmond. Among the speakers was Judge Marc Jacobson. Read more...


NEW CIVIL ACTION COVER SHEET: The Virginia Supreme Court is asking attorneys filing civil actions in Virginia to use a new cover sheet in circuit courts that have implemented a new statewide case management system. Form CC-1416 reorganizes the filing types into subject matter categories.

LEGAL FOOD FRENZY 2013: The April 1-12 contest already is gearing up for year seven. Earn bonus points for your organization by registering to compete by Jan. 31. Sign up at Additionally, the YLD co-chairs of this project are looking for volunteers across the state to serve as area captains. Area captains contact local law offices and encourage them to compete in the contest to help feed the hungry in their locales. Contact Chris Gill to volunteer.

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