Virginia State Bar

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Real Property

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Traver Scholar Award

The Traver Scholar Award is named for the “father” of Virginia real estate lawyers, Courtland L. Traver, whose outstanding legal ability and willingness to share his knowledge and experience was an inspiration to others.

Traver Scholar Award Recipient 2021 - James M. McCauley

Virginia State Bar Ethics Counsel James M. McCauley is the 2021 recipient of the Traver Scholar Award,  given by the VSB Real Property Section and Virginia Continuing Legal Education to honor lawyers who embody the highest ideals and expertise in the practice of real estate law.  

McCauley has been active in the Real Property Section since the 1990s as a Board Member and representative, as well as through the Ethics Committee, participating in the majority of calls for over 20 years.

McCauley is a frequent speaker and author on ethics issues related to real estate, helping to shape best practices for the section.