Giving thanks
As we approach Thanksgiving week, it is a time to reflect on what we can be thankful for.

At the VBA, the full list is far too long for a "one minute" email, but let me call out one particular group for special thanks. Our Section and Division Chairs devote significant volunteer time to the mission of the VBA. They are the backbone of our legislative agenda, educational programs, and social outreach.

Without their dedication (and the dedication of their councils), the VBA could not successfully uphold our core values: Advocacy, Professionalism, Service, and Collegiality. So, please take a VBA Minute this holiday season to thank our Section and Division Chairs for all they do for the VBA:

Nupur S. Bal, Young Lawyers Division 
Harris D. Butler III, Labor Relations and
     Employment Law
C. Simon Davidson, Criminal Law
Frank K. Friedman, Appellate Practice 
Timothy W. Gresham, Environment,
     Natural Resources and Energy Law
Flora T. Hezel, Taxation
Patice L. Holland, Transportation Law 
Kindra L. Kirkeby, Corporate Counsel 
Scott W. Kowalski, Construction and
     Public Contracts Law
Benjamin D. Leigh, Real Estate 
Jamie Baskerville Martin, Health Law
John Gary Maynard III, Intellectual Property and
     Information Technology Law
JoAnne L. Nolte, Administrative Law  
J. Thomas O'Brien Jr., Business Law 
The Honorable Daniel E. Ortiz, Judicial 
Richard H. Ottinger, Civil Litigation 
Steven L. Raynor, Domestic Relations 
Mark S. Shepard, Wills, Trusts & Estates 
Kelly A. Thompson, Elder Law and Special Needs 
Robert S. Westermann, Bankruptcy Law

Have a great weekend, and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
      
Pete
  


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