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THE NEWPORT NEWS BAR ASSOCIATION RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING NOTICE FROM THE CONFERENCE OF LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS:


TO: Current and Past Officers and Conference Representatives of Local, Statewide and Specialty Bar Associations

VSB Executive Committee and Council Members, YLC Board, SLC Board and VSB Section and Committee Chairs

 

FROM: Eugene M. Elliott Jr., Chair, Conference of Local Bar Associations

Mary M. Benzinger, Chair-elect, Conference of Local Bar Associations

 

DATE: May 29, 2014

 

RE: AWARDS OF MERIT, LOCAL BAR LEADER OF THE YEAR, BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR, CLBA ANNUAL MEETING AND BREAKFAST

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the Conference of Local Bar Associations’ 29th Annual Awards of Merit, 19th Annual Local Bar Leader of the Year Award and the inaugural Bar Association of the Year Award. The Awards of Merit competition is held annually to recognize outstanding projects conducted by local and specialty bar associations of all sizes, to encourage greater service to the public and the profession, and to give local and specialty bar leaders the opportunity to learn from the programs of other bars of similar size. The Local Bar Leader of the Year Award is designed to recognize a bar leader who has made important contributions to the bench, bar and public. The Bar Association of the Year Award designed to recognize lasting and exemplary contributions to the legal community and the community at large in Virginia, regardless of the size of a bar association. It also recognizes the dedication of local and statewide bar associations and emphasizes the importance of close cooperation between the Virginia State Bar and local bar leaders.

 

The Awards of Merit, Local Bar Leader of the Year Award and Bar Association of the Year Award will be presented during the Annual Meeting and Breakfast of the CLBA on Friday, June 13 at 7:30 a.m. in the Hatteras and Charles Rooms, on the second floor of the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. Kevin E. Martingayle, President-elect of the Virginia State Bar, will share his goals for the upcoming bar year.

 

2014 AWARDS OF MERIT RECIPIENTS

 

● Newport News Bar Association Jazz for Justice

 

● The Prince William County Bar Association, Inc. Library Learning Series-Public Education Program

 

● Roanoke Bar Association You and the Law: Aging with Dignity

 

● Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys First Annual Deposition Workshop

 

● Warren County Bar, Inc. Shenandoah Valley Barrister’s Ball

 

 

Sustained Projects

 

● Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association Domestic Relations Pamphlet: Understanding Your Domestic Relations Rights in Virginia

 

● Virginia Beach Bar Association Seatack Elementary Mentoring Program

2014 CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENTS

 

● Henrico County Bar Association The Rule of Law Program

 

● The Prince William County Bar Assn., Inc. What You Need to Know About Prince William County Juvenile Court

 

● The Prince William County Bar Assn., Inc. Appearing in Court Without a Lawyer: A Guide for Pro Se Litigants”

 

● Roanoke Bar Association Peace of Mind Project

 

● Virginia Women Attorneys Association & Diversity and the Rule of Law: Complementary or Contradictory

VSB Diversity Conference

 

2014 LOCAL BAR LEADER OF THE YEAR

 

The CLBA is pleased to announce the Local Bar Leader of the Year for 2014 is Kathleen M. Uston. Ms. Uston was chosen for her continuing contributions within her local bar and community. This award recognizes outstanding dedication and achievement.

 

2014 BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR

 

The CLBA is pleased to announce the inaugural Bar Association of the Year for 2014 is the Roanoke Bar Association. The Roanoke Bar Association has an extensive record of providing services to the community, performing charitable works, and offering pro bono services. This award recognizes lasting and exemplary contributions to the legal community and the community at large in Virginia. The award also recognizes the dedication of local and statewide bar associations and emphasizes the importance of close cooperation between the Virginia State Bar and bar leaders.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Beach – Congratulations to all!

 


 



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