In the 30 days since the General Assembly adjourned its regular session, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed many items on the VBA legislative agenda. See the results, as of April 8, on the legislative update page.
About three in every 25 Virginians struggle to obtain sufficient nutritionally sound food for a health lifestyle. The Legal Food Frenzy, an annual food and fund drive, involves legal professionals statewide in a two-week effort to help restock groceries on food bank shelves. In seven years, Virginia lawyers, judges and law students have raised the equivalent of more than 10 million pounds of food. The eighth Legal Food Frenzy runs March 31-April 11. Read more ...
The Association's law school liaison on the Board of Governors is among four VBA members on the 2014 list of Influential Women of Virginia. The list of outstanding women in all fields is compiled by Virginia Lawyers Media, publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The sixth class of notable women includes VBA board member Wendy Collins Perdue, who is dean of the University of Richmond School of Law, Susan R. Blackman of Willcox & Savage, P.C., in Virginia Beach, Jennifer A. Minear of McCandlish Holton, PC, in Richmond and Megan Conway Rahman of Troutman Sanders LLP in Richmond.
July 5, 2013, marked the founding of what has become The Virginia Bar Association. The Richmond bar led the effort 125 years ago to create a statewide group for lawyers. Read the VBA news release. Read VBA President Tom Bagby's In A VBA Minute on the topic.
VBA Online CLE: It’s to your credit
VBA Online CLE marries the strength of the Association’s educational programming, coordinated by VBA sections, with today’s on-demand world. The result is our latest benefit: recorded CLE at member-discounted pricing. Choose from a growing list of video or podcast presentations and earn mandatory CLE starting at $50 for 1.5 credit hours. Read more …Browse the catalog and make a purchase.
Last spring, 183 law firms, legal departments, government offices, and law schools across Virginia joined together to raise almost 1.5 million pounds of food for Virginia's hungry.
In the seven years of the statewide event, legal professionals raised the equivalent of 10 million pounds of food.
Consider getting involved in this collaborative effort of the VBA Young Lawyers Division, the attorney general's office and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. Register to participate at LegalFoodFrenzy.com.
Several Virginia firms have honored the service that their colleagues have given to The Virginia Bar Association with a special gift as Honoring Past Presidents Sponsors. The VBA is in the process of contacting all firms of past Association presidents to enlist their support in this program. Any firms interested in participating are encouraged to contact
John L. Walker, III, at (804) 420-6463.