The newest class of VBA Life Members consists of 23 remarkable attorneys. Life Members are an honored group within the association. They have served the profession and the public through 40 years of continuous membership in the VBA and have reached the age of 70.
Each year at the Summer Meeting, the VBA pays tribute to these individuals and celebrates their loyalty, experience and contributions during the banquet.
"As a voluntary membership organization, we value each and every VBA member, but we hold a special place for our longtime members ... by designating them Life Members," President Harry M. "Pete" Johnson III said during the Summer Meeting banquet July 24 in Hot Springs. He welcomed the Life Members present to join him on stage to receive the association's appreciation for their special achievement.