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June 10, 2013

CLBA Honors Bar Associations

The following bar associations will receive 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:

Alexandria Bar Association
Senior Citizens Law Day, partnering with Senior Services of Alexandria to provide factual information to the community about the legal issues related to planning for aging, care needs, and services available to meet the needs of its citizens. Pro bono professionals were available to attendees.

Fairfax Bar Association
Judicial Funding Task Force,, working to restore funding for at least one circuit court and at least one general district court judge until the Supreme Court’s Judicial Workload Study is completed; and attempting to minimize the impact of proposed 5 percent budget cuts for each of the next two years.

Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association
Judicial Programs Project, providing association members with multiple opportunities to meet with members of the judiciary.

Roanoke Bar Association
Handling Section 1983 Civil Rights Cases in Federal Court, providing a CLE program to increase the number of attorneys qualified to be added to the court-appointed list for Section 1983 cases.

Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association
Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr. Opinions Project, a seven-volume collection of the published judicial opinions of Justice Koontz during his tenures on the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia.


Sustained Project:

Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association
Mentorship Program, helping new attorneys and law students since the 2004-05 bar year to navigate their careers and to provide learning and networking opportunities to participants.

Southwest Virginia Workers’ Compensation Bar Association
Quarterly Luncheon CLE Program, providing low-cost, innovative, and educational programs to members of the bar and other interested professionals.


For high achievement in bar projects

Alexandria Bar Association
Resolvers Program, which assists pro se parties who do not have the resources to hire an attorney or to seek alternative advice and guidance when attempting to resolve issues surrounding custody and support of their children, and to assist the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court with its heavy caseload.

Loudoun County Bar Association
Back to School Drive, to provide a resource to the community and to assist needy families with the cost of supplies needed at the beginning of school.

Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association
MRWBA Website Project, increasing publicity for the members and providing members and the public access to information about the association.

The Prince William County Bar Association Inc.
Breakfast at S.E.R.V.E., working with Securing Emergency Resources through Volunteer Effort, the Young Lawyers Group of the PWC Bar provides Sunday breakfast for about forty residents of the organization’s shelter, half of whom are children.

Virginia Women Attorneys Association
Justice is a Woman: Women and the Judiciary, an event designed to encourage more women to seek judicial positions.


Updated: Jun 10, 2013