Section News and Information
August 13, 2014
2014 Local Government Section Annual Report
Erin C. Ward, Chair
As of June 23, 2014, the Section had 645 members, including 29 judges.
Annual Meeting CLE Programs:
The Section co-sponsored a continuing legal education program at the VSB Annual Meeting titled “Public-Private Partnerships: Smooth Sailing or Choppy Waters in the Wake of Elizabeth River Crossings and VDOT v. Meeks?” The co-sponsors were the Construction Law & Public Contracts, Real Property, Administrative Law and Environmental Law Sections.
The Section electronically published three of the four quarterly issues of the Journal of Local Government Law. Several authors were unable to meet deadlines for the Spring issue, and so the Section cancelled that edition and used the cost savings as an opportunity to bring the budget back into line. As we approached the end of the fiscal year, the Section was projecting a slight budget shortfall because the costs of the Spring edition of the Journal from the previous fiscal year had been paid out of this year’s budget. With that adjustment, the Section is well-positioned to remain on budget in the coming year.
During the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the Section’s Board of Governors established a fellowship to be awarded to one law student who has accepted an offer to work full-time at a local government attorney office. The 2014 fellowship, for $4,000, was awarded to Jennifer Callahan, who is working this summer in the City Attorney’s Office in Richmond.
Officers and Members:
The Officers for 2013-2014 were: Erin C. Ward, Chair; Bonnie France, Vice Chair; and, Annie Kim, Secretary. Leo Rogers was immediate past chair and remains as a Board member for his unexpired term..
At the Section’s annual meeting on June 13, 2014, the Section elected the following officers: Bonnie France, Chair; Annie Kim, Vice Chair; and Lawrence Spencer, Secretary. The Section members also voted to approve Andrew McRoberts, Sharon Pandak, Larry Spencer, Lesa Yeatts, and Eric Young to serve a second term.
For the complete 76th Annual Report of the Virginia State Bar, please visit http://www.vsb.org/site/about/76th_annual_report.
October 22, 2014
Fall 2014 Journal
The Fall 2014 Journal is available to members under the Publications link.
January 12, 2015
VSB Local Government Fellowship
Created in 2012, the Virginia State Bar Local Government Fellowship seeks to attract promising future attorneys to the practice of local government law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. To this end, the Board of Governors of the VSB Local Government Section will award a $4,000 fellowship to an outstanding first or second-year law student who has committed to working full-time at a Virginia local government attorney’s office during the summer of 2015. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to submit an article on a local government topic or an interview for potential publication in the VSB’s quarterly Journal of Local Government Law. Please encourage your summer interns to apply for this fellowship by April 1, 2015. The application is available here and a Fellowship Fact Sheet is available here. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.