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A kudo for Cooper

Paul Fletcher//March 22, 2012

A kudo for Cooper

Paul Fletcher//March 22, 2012//

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Here’s a hat tip to our former colleague, Alan Cooper, who reports that he is enjoying his retirement and spends much of his time biking and hiking. Maybe he should start the Virginia Trail Lawyers Association.


Alan Cooper was honored at the recent meeting of the Virginia State Bar Council for his contributions as a journalist and a lawyer.

At its Feb. 25 gathering in Richmond, the council adopted a resolution that noted Cooper had served on several VSB committees, including the VSB Special Committee on Communications, in which he is currently a member.

Cooper, who joined the bar in 1977, “ably assisted the profession, the courts, and the public as a journalist of eminent regard” during his career, the resolution noted. He was a reporter at the Richmond News Leader and Richmond Times-Dispatch before joining Virginia Lawyers Weekly as News Editor in 2005. He retired last September.

“In each of these roles,” the resolution continued, Cooper exhibited “the highest degree of competence, integrity, dedication, and professionalism.”

The council concluded by thanking him “for his years as a volunteer in the Virginia State Bar, as a journalist covering the Virginia State Bar and legal issues with fairness and integrity and as a Virginia lawyer.”

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