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After 17 years located in the 700 block of E. Main Street, the Virginia State Bar office is moving. The new digs will be on the seventh floor of the Bank of America building in downtown Richmond, at 1111 E. Main St.
VBA member and Fairfax Bar Association President Edward L. Weiner
is the president-elect designee of the Virginia State Bar. The VSB reports
that Weiner, founder and senior partner at Weiner, Spivey & Miller, PLC, in Fairfax, will be president in 2015-16.
The next state secretary of public safety will be Brian J. Moran
, a former Arlington County prosecutor, delegate from Alexandria and Democratic Part of Virginia chairman. Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced the news Dec. 14, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported
. ... James W. Van Horn Jr.
has joined Hirschler Fleischer as a partner in the Richmond office. His background is in advising middle-market businesses and private investment funds. ... John G. Butler III
joined Sinnot Nuckols & Logan, P.C., as a partner, RichmondBizSense reported
. His practice focuses on general liability and civil litigation defense.
The Free Lance-Star reported
that four longtime Fredericksburg attorneys plan to retire in the next few months. They include Bill Sokol
of Sokol & Jones, who has been a continuous VBA member since 1967.
Several VBA members will serve on the inaugural Access to Justice Commission, including immediate past YLD chair Daniel E. Ortiz
of Blankingship and Keith, P.C., and Scott C. Oostdyk
of McGuireWoods. Virginia Lawyers Weekly
identified all 18 members of the panel chaired by state Supreme Court Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn
. ... The U.S. Senate confirmed Patricia Millett
to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. CORRECTION:
The December 2013 issue of The VBA Voice listed members of the organization who became 20-year members. David B. Neumeyer's
name was missing from the list. We regret the error and applaud Mr. Neumeyer of the Virginia Legal Aid Society in Lynchburg for his long and committed involvement.