Irving M. Blank, a Richmond attorney and member of the Virginia State Bar executive committee, has announced that he is running for president-elect of the VSB.
VSB bylaws require candidates for the position to submit a petition with the names of 50 attorneys by Oct. 1. The bylaws also require the candidate to have been an active VSB member for seven years and to have served at least two years on bar council within the five years before election.
If only one candidate files, he or she becomes president-elect when the current president-elect becomes president the following June. If more than one candidate files, a ballot is mailed to VSB members by Nov. 5.
Blank, 64, is a partner in the three-attorney firm of ParisBlank LLP. He was elected to bar council in 2003 and appointed to the executive committee three years later.
By Alan Cooper