March 01, 2011
Virginia State Bar E-News March 1, 2011
President Blank reports $5 M restored to VSB budget, thanks bar volunteers – The General Assembly has restored the $5 million that the governor had proposed reallocating from the bar's budget to the state General Fund.
Highlights of the Virginia State Bar Council meeting February 26, 2011 – Bar updates and Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. remembered.
Nominations sought for VSB board and committee vacancies – Vacancies to be filled by the council in June, with terms beginning July 1, 2011.
VSB Disciplinary Board to hear reinstatement petition – Joseph Dee Morrissey has petitioned the Supreme Court of Virginia for reinstatement of his law license. The board will hear the petition on April 22.
Indigent Defense Seminar – Space is still available at the webcast locations for the Seventh Annual Indigent Criminal Defense Seminar: Advanced Skills for the Experienced Practitioner. You may register for webcasts in Wytheville and in Harrisonburg (Weyers Cave/Blue Ridge Community College). Richmond Convention Center location is sold out. Space at webcasts is limited; don’t delay.
Conference of Local Bar Association Awards – April 29 is the deadline for nominating individuals and bar associations for the 2011 Local Bar Leader of the Year Award and Awards of Merit.
“Legal Handbook for Cancer Survivors” available – You may order copies online, or if you would like to help the VSB Young Lawyer’s Conference distribute the handbook, please contact Maureen Stengel at (804) 775-0517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VSB pro bono award winners announced – Gail Starling Marshall will receive the 2011 Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award, and Daniel H. Goldman, a student at W&L School of Law, was selected for the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award. The awards will be presented April 12. View invitation flyer (PDF)
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