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Events and Updates

•  17th Annual VBA Bankruptcy Law Conference, May 9-10, Duck, NC  •
•  YLD Spring Executive Council Meeting, May 16-17, Duck, NC. Book rooms now!  •
•  REGISTER NOW! 16th Annual Health Law Legislative Update and Extravaganza, May 22, Richmond  • 
•  124th VBA Summer Meeting, July 24-27, The Greenbrier, WV. Book rooms now!  •
•  See the VBA calendar for all events  •  Take a look at our Facebook photo albums  • 
•  Read the VBA legislative agenda for 2014 (PDF)  •  Follow progress with updates  •
  •  Watch for the spring issue of the VBA Journal, coming soon  •
  •  Donate to The VBA Foundation and strengthen our mission  •  


Governor signs bills into law
Legal Food Frenzy ends April 11
Members make it on Influential Women list
Magazine runs photos from winter meeting

The Association turns 125
On-demand learning: VBA Online CLE
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VBA member communications

The VBA Voice, a monthly e-newsletter             
April 9 --    Symposium, summit, videos
March 6 -- Lead, follow, engage
Feb. 3    -- Your member newsletter
Jan. 2    -- New year, renewed dedication
Earlier issues? Find them in the archives.

In A VBA Minute, from President John L. Walker III
Chief Justice's Pro Bono Summit
Recognizing VBA Leaders
Honoring Thomas R. Bagby
Historic Annual Meeting





Governor signs several bills VBA supports

In the 30 days since the General Assembly adjourned its regular session, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed many items on the VBA legislative agenda. See the results, as of April 8, on the legislative update page.  

Eighth annual Legal Food Frenzy runs through April 11

Legal Food Frenzy logoAbout three in every 25 Virginians struggle to obtain sufficient nutritionally sound food for a health lifestyle. The Legal Food Frenzy, an annual food and fund drive, involves legal professionals statewide in a two-week effort to help restock groceries on food bank shelves. In seven years, Virginia lawyers, judges and law students have raised the equivalent of more than 10 million pounds of food. The eighth Legal Food Frenzy runs March 31-April 11. Read more ...  

VBA members listed among Influential Women of Virginia

Dean Wendy Collins Perdue, VBA board law school liaisonThe Association's law school liaison on the Board of Governors is among four VBA members on the 2014 list of Influential Women of Virginia. The list of outstanding women in all fields is compiled by Virginia Lawyers Media, publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The sixth class of notable women includes VBA board member Wendy Collins Perdue, who is dean of the University of Richmond School of Law, Susan R. Blackman of Willcox & Savage, P.C., in Virginia Beach, Jennifer A. Minear of McCandlish Holton, PC, in Richmond and Megan Conway Rahman of Troutman Sanders LLP in Richmond.


VBA Annual Meeting photos appear in Va. Business

Eight photographs from the VBA Annual Meeting appear in the Out & About feature in the March 2014 issue of Virginia Business. They appear on pages 10-11. 

Happy quasquicentennial, VBA!VBA 125th anniversary logo

July 5, 2013, marked the founding of what has become The Virginia Bar Association. The Richmond bar led the effort 125 years ago to create a statewide group for lawyers. Read the VBA news release. Read VBA President Tom Bagby's In A VBA Minute on the topic.

VBA Online CLE: It’s to your credit

Online CLE logoVBA Online CLE marries the strength of the Association’s educational programming, coordinated by VBA sections, with today’s on-demand world. The result is our latest benefit: recorded CLE at member-discounted pricing. Choose from a growing list of video or podcast presentations and earn mandatory CLE starting at $50 for 1.5 credit hours. Read more … Browse the catalog and make a purchase

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8th Annual Legal Food Frenzy

March 31-April 11, 2014

Last spring, 183 law firms, legal departments,Legal Food Frenzy logo 2014 government offices, and law schools across Virginia joined together to raise almost 1.5 million pounds of food for Virginia's hungry.

In the seven years of the statewide event, legal professionals raised the equivalent of 10 million pounds of food.

Consider getting involved in this collaborative effort of the VBA Young Lawyers Division, the attorney general's office and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. Register to participate at LegalFoodFrenzy.com

2013 Winners | 2012 Winners

2013 Awards reception photos

Some 2013 contest photos

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Information on the VBA Rule of Law Project for the local bar associations.
New video
Center for Teaching the Rule of Law

VBA Veterans Initiative
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Pro bono and reduced-fee legal assistance

Link to CLE course materials for
local bar use.







VBA Journal Winter 2013-14 coverThe newest issue of the VBA Journal, winter 2013-14, has been posted in digital flip version. Print copies were mailed a year's end.

This issue features:
On the Cover: E. Tazewell "Ted" Ellett continues his bar-related work as VBA delegate to the ABA


  • The Commonwealth's Common Law
  • 'Til Death Do Us Part?
  • Serving Virginia's Children
  • The Virginia Partnership with the Uniform Law Commission

Tell us what you like about this issue and want to see in future issues of the official publication of The Virginia Bar Association.

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Special Sponsorships

Several Virginia firms have honored the service that their colleagues have given to The Virginia Bar Association with a special gift as Honoring Past Presidents Sponsors. The VBA is in the process of contacting all firms of past Association presidents to enlist their support in this program. Any firms interested in participating are encouraged to contact
John L. Walker, III, at (804) 420-6463. 

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