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November 16, 2011

Bench-Bar Dinner Honors Justices and Judges

The Young Lawyers Conference Annual Celebration of Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession Bench-Bar Dinner recognized eight newly elected or elevated Virginia judges and justices.

Honored at the November 15 dinner at the Bull & Bear Club in downtown Richmond were the Honorable Cynthia D. Kinser, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia; the Honorable Alfred W. Bates III, Suffolk General District Judge; the Honorable Sarah L. Deneke, Stafford Circuit Court; the Honorable Shannon O. Hoehl, Spotsylvania Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court; the Honorable Mary Bennett Malveaux, Henrico District Court; the Honorable Elizabeth M. McClanahan, Supreme Court of Virginia; the Honorable Lorraine Nordlund, Fairfax Circuit Court; and the Honorable Cleo E. Powell, Supreme Court of Virginia. Justice Powell, the keynote speaker at the event, spoke of her experiences on various courts in Virginia and provided a glimpse of her hopes for the future of Virginia courts.

Bench-Bar Dinner photo 2011

Pictured are, left to right, Young Lawyers Conference President Christy E. Kiely, Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn, Justice Donald W. Lemons, Justice Powell, Justice William C. Mims, and YLC Bench-Bar Dinner Chair Sarah E. Bruscia.


Updated: Nov 17, 2011