Health Law

Jeremy Ball, Chair


Number of Members as of June 30, 2015: 656


The operating budget for the 2014-2015 bar year was $9,200.

Activities & Continuing Legal Education

17th Annual Virginia Health Law Legislative Update – On May 22, 2014, the  section  cosponsored the annual Virginia Health Law Legislative Update with The Virginia Bar Association.  This half-day-long program was attended by nearly 150 attorneys.

National Health Care Decisions Day – Since 2006, the Section has spearheaded an annual, statewide Health Care Decisions Day to raise public awareness for the need to plan ahead for health care decisions related to end of life care and for medical decision-making.  This year's event was on April 16, 2015.

Writing Competition – Under the leadership of board members Bruce Gehle and Beverly Binner, the section continued planning for a health law writing competition among Virginia law schools.  The competition will grant monetary awards and possible publication opportunities to the winner.

77th Annual Meeting CLE Program – The section cosponsored a very popular CLE during the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach in June. The program entitled Budding Issues: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about the Changing Marijuana Landscape featured a panel of high profile speakers from around the country, and drew a crowd of about 250 people.

Virginia Lawyer Magazine – Board member Jeff McMahan spearheaded the organization and submission of a series of articles that were published by the Section in the June 2015 issue of the Virginia Lawyer magazine.


2015-2016 Section Officers:  Douglas E. Penner, Chair; Daniel D. Santos, Vice Chair; Ishneila I.G. Moore, Secretary; Jeremy A. Ball, Immediate Past Chair.

New Board Members for 2015-2016:  James Bailey, Sara Heisler, Hunter Jamerson, and Christine Underwood.

Jeremy A. Ball, Chair

Updated: Aug 08, 2016