Minutes of the Seventy-fourth Annual Meeting

 

VIRGINIA STATE BAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

June 14, 2012

 The Council of the Virginia State Bar met in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach on June 14, 2012.  President George Warren Shanks called the meeting to order at 8:37 a.m.

The roster of council members showed the following members present or absent:

George Warren Shanks President present
W. David Harless President-elect present
Irving M. Blank Immediate Past President present

Circuit:

  1

Nancy G. Parr

present

  1

William Drinkwater

present

  2

Kevin E. Martingayle

present

  2

Judith L. Rosenblatt

present

  3

George M. Willson

absent

  4

I. Lionel Hancock III

present

  4

Ray W. King

present

  4

David W. Lannetti

present

  5

William H. Riddick III

present

  6

Peter D. Eliades

present

  7

Leonard C. Heath, Jr.

present

  8

Patrick B. McDermott

present

  9

John Tarley, Jr.

present

10

Robert E. Hawthorne

present

11

Ray P. Lupold, III

present

12

W. Richard Hairfield

present

13

Hugh T. Antrim

present

13

Brian L. Buniva

present

13

Doris E. H. Causey

present

13

Guy C. Crowgey

present

13

Eric M. Page

present

13

O. Randolph Rollins

present

13

George W. Marget III

present

14

Roger T. Creager

absent

14

Thomas A. Edmonds

present

14

William J. Viverette

present

15

Grayson S. Johnson

present

16

Bruce T. Clark

present

16

Ronald R. Tweel

present

17

Raymond B. Benzinger

present

17

Mark D. Cummings

present

17

Adam D. Elfenbein

present

17

Gregory T. Hunter

present

17

David A. Oblon

present

18

Alan S. Anderson

present

18

Carolyn M. Grimes

present

18

Jean K. Niebauer

present

19

Andrea L. Bridgeman

present

19

Susan M. Butler

present

19

Elizabeth S. Finberg

absent

19

Peter D. Greenspun

present

19

Paul W. Hammack, Jr.

present

19

Joyce M. Henry-Schargorodski

present

19

Sean P. Kelly

present

19

Daniel B. Krisky

present

19

Sharon D. Nelson

present

19

Susan M. Pesner

present

19

Catherine M. Reese

present

19

Michael W. Robinson

present

19

William L. Schmidt

present

19

Edward L. Weiner

absent

20

Peter C. Burnett

present

20

T. Huntley Thorpe, III

present

21

Philip G. Gardner

absent

22

Mark B. Holland

present

23

Mark K. Cathey

absent

23

Tracy A. Giles

present

24

Theodore J. Craddock

absent

25

Roscoe B. Stephenson, III

present

26

W. Andrew Harding

present

27

Richard L. Chidester

absent

28

Roy F. Evans, Jr.

absent

29

C. Eugene Compton

absent

30

Joseph E. Wolfe

absent

31

Gifford R. Hampshire

present

At Large:

D. Sue Baker Cox present
Michael HuYoung present
Beverly P. Leatherbury present
Darrell Tillar Mason present
Margaret A. Nelson present
Savalle C. Sims absent
Todd A. Pilot present
Edna Ruth Vincent present
Kimberley S. White present
CLBA Chair Edward L. Weiner present
DC Chair Michael HuYoung present
SLC Chair Robert L. Calhoun present
YLC President Christy E. Kiely present

VSB Staff:

Karen A. Gould, Executive Director
Mary Yancey Spencer, Deputy Executive Director
Susan C. Busch, Assistant Executive Director
Elizabeth L. Keller, Assistant Executive Director 
Gordon R. Hickey, Public Information Coordinator

INFORMATION AGENDA

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Mr. Shanks reported on his activities.  His written report was included in the materials provided to the council. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Ms. Gould reported on the bar’s activities.  Her written report was included in the materials provided to the council.  

FINANCIAL REPORT
Mr. Harless reviewed the financial report for April 2012, which was included in the materials provided to the council.

DIVERSITY CONFERENCE REPORT
Mr. HuYoung reported on the activities of the Diversity Conference.  His written report was included in the materials provided to the council. 

YOUNG LAWYERS CONFERENCE
Ms. Kiely reported on the activities of the conference.  Her written report was included in the materials provided to the council.

SENIOR LAWYERS CONFERENCE
Mr. Calhoun reported on the activities of the conference.

CONFERENCE OF LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS
Mr. Shanks reported on the activities of the conference.  Mr. Weiner’s written report was included in the materials provided to the council.  

PAYEE NOTIFICATION TASK FORCE
Mr. Huddleston reported on the status of the payee notification task force.  His written report was included in the materials provided to the council.

PROFESSIONAL REGULATION DEPARTMENT REPORT
Ms. Gould reported on the activities of the department.  Mr. Davis’s written report was included in the materials provided to the council.

ACTION AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 25, 2012 MEETING
Council approved by unanimous vote the minutes of the February 25, 2012, meeting.

PROPOSED VSB BUDGET FOR FY2012-2013
Council approved by unanimous vote the proposed budget for FY2012-2013.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO JNC BYLAWS
Council approved by unanimous vote the proposed amendments to the Judicial Nominations Committee policy.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO YLC BYLAWS
Council approved by unanimous vote the proposed amendment to the Young Lawyers Conference bylaws.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO JOINT ADR COMMITTEE BYLAWS
Council approved by unanimous vote the proposed amendments to the Joint ADR Committee bylaws after Article II, Section I was amended to refer to “an ABA approved law school.”

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT
Council approved by unanimous vote the Nominating Committee report.

ELECTION OF DISTRICT DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Council approved by unanimous vote the proposed slate of district committee members.

REAPPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO VIRGINIA LEGAL AID SOCIETY
Council approved by unanimous vote the proposed reappointment of four members to the board of directors to the Virginia Legal Aid Society.

RESOLUTION HONORING KIMBERLEY SLAYTON WHITE
Council approved by unanimous vote the resolution honoring Kimberley Slayton White.

RESOLUTIONS HONORING GEORGE WARREN SHANKS AND HIS LAW FIRM
Council approved by unanimous vote the resolutions honoring President George Warren Shanks and his law firm.

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETINGS

6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012, council reception and dinner
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke

9:00 a.m., Friday, October 19, 2012, council meeting
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 a.m. on June 14, 2012.

Updated: Aug 07, 2012