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VLF inducts new Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG—The Virginia Law Foundation inducted 15 new Fellows last night at its annual dinner. The inductees were:
• William L. Botts III, Rappahannock Legal Services, Fredericksburg
• Ann T. Burks, Ethyl Corporation (retired), Richmond
• Lori Elliott Jarvis, Hunton & Williams, Richmond
• Phyllis C. Katz, Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, Richmond
• Neil S. Kessler, Troutman Sanders LLP, Richmond
• Glenn C. Lewis, The Lewis Law Firm, Washington, DC
• Joseph A. Matthews Jr., Johnson Ayers & Matthews PC, Roanoke
• Cathleen Kailani Memmer, Guynn, Memmer & Dillon PC, Roanoke
• David A. Penrod, Hoover Penrod PC, Harrisonburg
• Jane L. Schwarzschild, Armstrong, Bristow, Farley & Schwarzschild, Richmond
• George A. Somerville, Troutman Sanders LLP, Richmond
• J. Warren Stephens, Seventh Judicial Circuit (retired), Newport News
• John L. Walker III, Williams Mullen, Richmond
• John Edward Whitfield, Blue Ridge Legal Services, Harrisonburg
• Roger C. Wiley, Hefty & Wiley, Richmond

University of Richmond President Edward Ayers was the featured speaker, giving a talk on President Abraham Lincoln, the perils he faced and the parallels to new President Barack Obama. After the speech, emcee Howard McElroy of Abingdon revealed that Ayers had been called to speak on his birthday, which prompted a spontaneous song from the crowd. You know which one.

- Paul Fletcher

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