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September 01, 2022

Justice Stephen R. McCullough to Co-Chair the Virginia Access to Justice Commission

The Honorable Stephen R. McCullough will succeed Chief Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn as the Justice Co-Chair of the Virginia Access to Justice Commission, effective September 1, 2022, for a term of three years. John Whitfield, Executive Director/General Counsel of Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc., serves as the co-chair of the Commission with Justice McCullough.

The Virginia Access to Justice Commission promotes equal access to justice, with a focus on the civil legal needs of Virginians. The Access to Justice Commission includes judges, lawyers, legal aid organization personnel, and social service professionals who work to improve the ability of low-income individuals and underserved people to obtain representation and justice in the legal system.

Justice McCullough has volunteered on the Commission’s Pro Bono Committee and previously served on the Access to Justice Commission as a Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia designates the Commission’s co-chairs, one of whom is always a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

On October 19, 2022, Justice McCullough will be the keynote speaker at the Virginia State Bar Pro Bono Conference in Virginia Beach, which this year focusses on Economic Justice. Lawyers interested in attending the conference may find more information and registration on the VSB website

Caption: Justice Stephen R. McCullough, Oil on linen canvas, by Stephen Craighead, 2017

Updated: Sep 01, 2022