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June 23, 2009

Irving M. Blank of Richmond Is President-elect of Virginia State Bar


Irving M. Blank, a personal injury attorney in Richmond, is the new president-elect of the Virginia State Bar – the state agency that regulates Virginia’s 39,000 lawyers.

Blank will serve as president for the 2010-11 term. He will succeed Jon D. Huddleston of Leesburg, who was sworn in June 19 during the bar’s annual meeting in Virginia Beach.

Blank, a lawyer since 1967, practices with Paris Blank LLP. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a law degree from the University of Richmond. He is a native of Richmond.

He has served on the bar’s governing council since 2003 and on the VSB Executive Committee since 2006. He is on the faculty for the bar’s Professionalism Course that is required for all lawyers, and he is a member of the Budget and Finance Committee. He also is a liaison for the VSB committee that reviews candidates for Virginia judgeships.

Blank is a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the John Marshall Inn of Court, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

He was a member of the Virginia Bar Association commission that developed the Virginia Principles of Professionalism, an aspirational set of standards for attorney conduct.

He has served on the board of directors of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society.

Updated: Jul 01, 2009