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Annual Meeting


Annual Section Awards – 2021 Annual Meeting

During the Annual Meeting, sections, conferences, and committees of the bar will present awards to recognize the work of people in the legal community.


Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations

26th Annual Local Bar Leader of the Year Award


M. Bryan Slaughter, 2021 Honoree

8th Annual Bar Association of the Year Award


Alexandria Bar Association, 2021 Honoree

Young Lawyers Conference

R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award


Jamilah D. LeCruise, 2020 Honoree


Christina A. Compagnone, 2021 Honoree

Virginia Legal Aid

Virginia Legal Aid Award


Marcellinus Slag, retired from the Legal Aid Justice Center, 2020 Honoree


Amy Disel Allman, Director of Advocacy for Virginia Legal Aid Society, 2021 Honoree

Oliver Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award


Emily Lopynski, University of Richmond School of Law, 2020 Honoree


Nooreen Reza, University of Virginia School of Law, 2020 Honoree

Diversity Conference

Dunnaville Diversity Achievement Award


Doris Causey, Past President, Virginia State Bar, 2020 Honoree

Section on the Education of Lawyers

Rakes Leadership in Education Award


Jeannie P. Dahnk, Past President, Virginia State Bar, 2020 Honoree

General Practice Section

Tradition of Excellence Award


Michael McHale Collins, 2020 Honoree

Military Law Section

Military Law Pro Bono Award


Negin Farahmand Wood, 2021 Honoree


For previous winners, see back issues of Virginia Lawyer magazine:

June 2019

June 2018

June 2017

June 2016

June 2015

Updated: June 2, 2021