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May 30, 2006

Virginia State Bar To Meet June 15-18

Roberts Court, Nursing Homes to be Discussed

The Virginia State Bar will hold its 68th Annual Meeting June 15-18 in Virginia Beach. The meeting draws lawyers and judges from across the commonwealth for bar governance, continuing legal education and other professional development activities.

On the agenda is a discussion of changes in the U.S. Supreme Court with the appointment of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Participating on the panel will be law professors Ronald D. Rotunda of George Mason University, Michael J. Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Lillian R. BeVier of the University of Virginia. Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for the Legal Times newspaper, will moderate.

The program will take place Friday, June 16, at 8:45 a.m. at the Cavalier Hotel-Oceanfront. It is sponsored by the VSB Young Lawyers Conference.

The VSB Senior Lawyers Conference will sponsor a workshop entitled “So You Plan To Go to a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility,??? designed to help lawyers prepare for the needs of their own families, their clients and themselves. Panelists will be state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Hot Springs; elder law attorney Andrew H. Hook of Portsmouth; and plaintiff’s lawyer T. Daniel Frith III of Roanoke. Representatives of the Virginia departments of Health and Social Services also will participate. William T. Wilson, chair of the Senior Lawyers Conference, will moderate.

The workshop will take place Friday, June 16, at 2 p.m. at the Cavalier-Oceanfront.

Karen A. Gould of Richmond will be sworn in as the VSB’s 68th president at a banquet Friday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Cavalier-Oceanfront. She will succeed Phillip A. Anderson of Roanoke. Howard W. Martin Jr. of Norfolk will succeed Gould as president-elect.

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: May 30, 2006