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April 19, 2006

Deputy Attorney General Bill Mims To Speak at Solo & Small-Firm Legal Forum in Danville

William C. “Bill??? Mims, who recently ended a 13-year career in the General Assembly to become Virginia’s deputy attorney general, will be the luncheon speaker during the Solo and Small-Firm Forum on May 2, 2006, in Danville.The program is one in a statewide series offered free to help lawyers with office management issues. It is cosponsored by the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Virginia State Bar’s Conference of Local Bar Associations.

As with other forums—held in Abingdon, Harrisonburg and Williamsburg—the program will end with a Town Hall Meeting, during which Chief Justice Leroy R. Hassell Sr. and Virginia State Bar officials will listen to concerns from the practicing bar.

The program will take place at the Institute for Advance Learning and Research. The agenda and registration information can be viewed at

Mims represented parts of Loudoun and Fairfax counties in the House of Delegates from 1992-1997 and the Senate from 1998–2005. He has served as chief of staff to Rep. Frank R. Wolf and deputy legislative director for former U.S. Sen. Paul S. Trible Jr.

As deputy AG, Mims is second-in-command to Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell.

Mims holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William & Mary, a juris doctor degree from George Washington University and a master of laws degree from Georgetown University.

While he was in the General Assembly, he practiced with the Leesburg firm Mims, Atwill & Leigh. He continues to reside in Sterling with his wife and three daughters.

The Virginia State Bar is the government agency that regulates the legal profession. It is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia. It is supported through the licensing dues paid by all Virginia lawyers, and it is governed by a council of lawyers elected or appointed from every judicial circuit in Virginia.

Updated: Apr 19, 2006