See what your colleagues are up to.

  The independent voice of Virginia lawyers              May 9, 2016.
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Read on to see what events are coming up and what your association and colleagues have been doing in recent weeks. 
Presenters at the 2015 Update _ Extravaganza
Looking for live CLE programs?

More than 100 people have registered for the Virginia Health Law Update and Extravaganza. It's  tomorrow afternoon, May 10, in Richmond. Walk-in registration is available. A $90 fee provides access to programming organized by the Health Law sections of the VBA and the Virginia State Bar, as well as 4 MCLE Credits. 
2015 Administrative Law Social
Upcoming event

The VBA Administrative Law Section invites all sections to come out for its Spring Social on June 7 in Richmond. Details and RSVP link online. Bring a colleague, summer intern or attorney friend who may be interested in joining the VBA or a member who wants to get more involved with the association. Show them that it's great to be a VBA member!      
Chief Justice's Pro Bono Summit

Chief Justice Lemons chats with VBA President-elect David S. Mercer. 
On April 20, 2016, the VBA Pro Bono Council presented the fourth Chief Justice's Pro Bono Summit. The speakers reported achievements projected at the 2014 Summit, including progress toward a rule for reporting attorney pro bono hours, creation by the Access to Justice Commission of an online help center for self-represented litigants, publication of the pro bono case needs of 18 nonprofit legal providers across the state, creation of pro bono centers online on and, and version 2.0 of JusticeServer's case placement portal. The meeting also set out future goals, which include a rule permitting the unbundling of legal services into smaller service segments, the initiation of the VBA Pro Bono Promise to rally firms into expanded service, and enhanced senior lawyer involvement with low-income clients.

Luncheon photo album 
Reception photo album 
2016 Bankruptcy Law Conference

2016 Bankruptcy Law Conference 
"This continues to be one of my favorite conferences due to the relaxed atmosphere and intimate setting," one attendee said in evaluating the 19th Annual VBA Bankruptcy Law Conference. If you attended, please open the Evaluate Your Experience email and send us your thoughts so we can continue to improve. Didn't attend? We plan to make video and audio versions of the presentations, once approved for credit, available on VBA Online CLE.

Conference photo album
YLD Spring Executive Committee and Council Meeting

YLD Chair Steven P. Gould and others at Spring 2016 YLD Meeting 
Members of the YLD gathered at The Tides Inn in Irvington April 29-May 1. Attorney General Mark Herring discussed his office's work to date and enjoyed lunch with attendees, and the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia led a dynamic CLE discussion on criminal justice reform efforts at the state and national levels.

Meeting photo album
Opening Statement spring issue [PDF]
Spring VBA Journal is headed to your mailbox

Spring 2015 VBA Journal cover 
Learn more about VBA President Jim Guy.

Journey with officials from the Supreme Court of Virginia through our vibrant legal history.

See how the refugee crisis in Europe has some officials rethinking a law that erased borders.

Celebrate the 10th year of the statewide Legal Food Frenzy.

Relive a Cold War-era incident with a VBA link.
All in your spring journal, online now
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Summer Meeting program and events gel

Your colleagues have organized a stellar selection of programs for the 126th Summer Meeting, July 21-24, at the Omni Homestead Resort. Click the image for the meeting brochure. 
Register, download a room request form, sponsor an event.
What programming do you want?

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Have an idea for a CLE topic or speaker suggestions for the Capital Defense Workshop in mid-November? The chair of the planning committee for the workshop wants your ideas. Email Elizabeth Peiffer with your ideas to enhance the agenda. Then watch for details at

Has your membership lapsed?

VBA members in 2015 who have not paid their 2016 dues will lose their member benefits June 1. Avoid the inconvenience of a break in service and renew today online (just sign in at, by check made out to The Virginia Bar Association, to the VBA at P.O. Box 79767, Baltimore, MD  21279-0767, or pay over the phone at 804-644-0041.
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Member news

Robert Moore receives RBA honor
VBA Life Member S.D. Roberts Moore and
Patice Holland gets RBA Young Lawyer Award
VBA YLD member Patice L. Holland received Roanoke Bar Association honors this month at its Law Day Celebration. Moore, a senior litigation partner with Gentry Locke, was presented with the Frank W. "Bo" Rogers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor recognizes an individual's personal and professional excellence in Southwest Virginia and the person who enhances the image and esteem of attorneys in the region. Holland, a principal with Woods Rogers, received the Young Lawyer of the Year Award for service to that association, the community and the profession.

Mary B. Malveaux, a former Henrico County General District Court judge, is the newest member of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Her term began in mid-April. She succeeds
Stephen R. McCullough, who was elected to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Del.
G. Manoli Loupassi, the legislative representative to the VBA Board of Governors, was quoted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch as saying, "She is known to be one of the best jurists in central Virginia."

An article written by Jeanne F. Franklin of Franklin Solutions in Arlington appears in the April 2016 issue of the Virginia State Bar magazine Virginia Lawyer. The title? "How ADR has changed the practice of Law -- or has it? Join our dialogue." She served as VBA president in 2001 and as Joint ADR Committee chair in 2014.

Ryan A. Glasgow and Richard Warren are now partners at Hunton & Williams LLP. Glasgow focuses on labor and employment litigation. Warren handles mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and general commercial matters.

John D. O'Neill Jr. is leading a newly formed infrastructure public-private partnership practice group at Hunton & Williams LLP. He formerly led the firm's public finance team. O'Neill also is managing partner of the firm's Richmond office. 
Richard E. Ladd Jr., an officer with PennStuart in Bristol, received the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's first VTLA-VADA Civility & Professionalism Award.

Mary Wilkins Hunt is now a partner at Family Law Associates of Richmond, P.C.

The fourth Virginian to be inducted as a Fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers is Commissioner R. Ferrell Newman.

The family law section of the Virginia State Bar named Carl J. Witmeyer II of Ashland as the 2016 recipient of the Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award. He is with The Witmeyer Law Firm.

Retired Rockbridge County Circuit Court Judge Michael S. Irvine has joined the panel of neutrals at Juridical Solutions, PLC.

Suzanne M. Lim and Randal R. Greene Jr. have joined the Richmond office of Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C., as associates.

A total of 548 people took the February bar exam in Virginia. Almost 58 percent passed, and 218 have completed all requirements and were licensed as of April 22. They will be admitted June 8 in Richmond at a special session of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Welcome, new admittees, to the bar.

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