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Lawyers for Unite the Right defendant must answer subpoenas (access required)

Two attorneys who represented a defendant in state-court criminal proceedings related to a Unite the Right rally failed to quash subpoenas served on them by plaintiffs. The subpoenas did not seek privileged documents, did not require conduct in violation of ...

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Covington’s Collins receives ‘Tradition of Excellence’ Award (access required)

Covington lawyer Michael M. Collins is the 2020 recipient of the Tradition of Excellence Award, given by the Virginia State Bar General Practice Section. The award recognizes a lawyer who “…embodies the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence in ...

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YLC taps LeCruise as ‘Young Lawyer of the Year’ (access required)

Norfolk attorney Jamilah D. LeCruise has been awarded the 2020 R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award. The award, presented by the VSB Young Lawyers Conference, recognizes young lawyers who demonstrate dedicated service to the conference, the ...

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Diversity Conference honors Causey with Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Award (access required)

The VSB Diversity Conference has honored Doris Henderson Causey with its highest honor, the Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Achievement Award. The award, named for the noted Virginia attorney, civil rights pioneer, legal reformer, author, and justice activist Clarence M. Dunnaville ...

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Slag is the 2020 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (access required)

Marcellinus Slag, who worked in the Legal Aid Justice Center in Richmond for more than 30 years, has been named the 2020 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year. Slag retired from the LAJC in April of this year. The Legal ...

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Hankins recognized as 2020’s Local Bar Leader of the Year (access required)

Shemeka C. Hankins has received the Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations’ (CLSBA) Local Bar Leader of the Year Award that honors a bar leader who “offers important service to the bench, bar, and public.” Hankins, an associate attorney ...

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Hirsch honored for service to Family Law Section (access required)

Reston lawyer Brian M. Hirsch has been awarded the Family Law Service Award by the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Board of Governors. The Family Law Service Award is given to a lawyer “who has consistently given freely of ...

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UR’s Lopynski receives law student pro bono award (access required)

Emily Lopynski, a 2020 graduate of the University of Richmond Law School, has been awarded the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award. This honor recognizes “extraordinary law student achievement in the areas of pro bono publico and undercompensated public service work ...

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Buniva to take office in Supreme Court ceremony (access required)

Cancellation of the oceanfront Annual Meeting meant Virginia State Bar officials had to arrange for another forum for installation of the VSB’s new president this year. Instead of a seaside swearing-in, with attendees in tropical shirts, Brian L. Buniva will ...

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