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Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Conference News and Information

June 1, 2012

2012 Awards of Merit

The following bar associations received awards from the Conference of Local Bar Associations during the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting. The awards recognize projects that serve the bench, the bar, and the people of Virginia.

The CLBA makes information on winning projects available to other groups that want to consider similar programs. For information, contact Paulette J. Davidson at or (804) 775-0521.


For excellence in bar projects

First-time Awardees:

Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Loudoun Chapter
Empty Bowls, an international effort to fight hunger, benefitting the local food pantry for Loudoun County.

Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association
CARITAS Partnership, providing pro bono legal services, donations of furniture and home goods, and volunteer labor.

The Prince William County Bar Association Inc.
Holly Acres Pro Bono Project, providing free legal services to residents of the Holly Acres Mobile Home Park who were displaced by flooding from tropical storm Lee.

Sustained Projects:

Local Government Attorneys Association of Virginia
The Handbook of Virginia Local Government Law, first published in 1982.

The Prince William County Bar Association Inc.
So You’re 18 presentations in schools, started in 1999.

Roanoke Bar Association
Santa in the Square holiday party for children and their families living in area shelters, started in 2006.


For high achievement in bar projects

Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Prince William Chapter
Holiday Party and Gift Drive, providing gifts to more than twenty needy children in the area.

Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Prince William Chapter
Annual Circuit Court Judicial Law Clerks’ Reception, fostering acquaintances among local practicing lawyers and new law clerks.

Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Hampton Roads Chapter
Norfolk Social Services Holiday Foster Care Project, providing gifts to needy foster children.

Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
Law Day, educating as many students as possible in elementary, middle and high schools about the law.

Loudoun County Bar Association
Back to School with the Loudoun Bar, distributing more than 300 backpacks containing school supplies to needy children in the county.

The Prince William County Bar Association Inc.
Books for Troubled Teens, providing books about positive role models to teens in the county juvenile detention center and the juvenile shelter.

The Prince William County Bar Association Inc.
Historic Preservation Project, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the association.

Virginia Women Attorneys Association
Beyond Networking: Defining Yourself in Today’s Market, helping women attorneys define themselves by learning the latest trends in today’s market in order to advance their careers.

Roanoke Bar Association
Mentor Match Program, providing new lawyers with the tools to enable them to attain professional excellence.