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Attorney General Herring to Address VA Lawyers

Tuesday, January 21, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marilyn Shaw
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Virginia Attorney General Mark HerringMark Herring, sworn in 10 days ago as Virginia’s top legal officer, will speak Friday afternoon to the 400-plus registrants of the 124th Annual Meeting of The Virginia Bar Association. The meeting runs Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 23-25, at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center in Williamsburg.

News media are invited to attend. No registration is required. Herring is scheduled to speak at 3:50 p.m. Friday in Colony Room E.

The attorney general’s comments will open a plenary session organized by the VBA Veterans Issues Task Force. The session will feature a panel discussing specific ideas to improve access to justice for veterans.

“The VBA has a long history of outstanding relationships with Virginia’s attorneys general,” said VBA President Thomas R. Bagby. “We are honored that, so soon after being sworn in, Attorney General Herring has made time in his schedule to address our statewide bar group.”

About The Virginia Bar Association

The Virginia Bar Association ( is the first and largest statewide voluntary bar association. Its 5,500 members include lawyers and members of the judiciary and law schools. The VBA seeks to be the independent voice of the Virginia lawyer, advancing the highest ideals of the profession through advocacy and volunteer service.

About Attorney General Mark Herring

Biographical information can be found on the Virginia.Gov website.

About the 124th VBA Annual Meeting

The Virginia Bar Association holds two general, statewide meetings each year, one in the winter and one in summer. The 2014 winter meeting, called the Annual Meeting, will be held in collaboration with the Old Dominion Bar Association. The meeting provides legal professionals with educational programming and business networking opportunities. During this month’s meeting, VBA members will elect new officers and board representatives, and awards will be presented. The conference site is the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center, 310 S. England St., Williamsburg, VA 23185.

About the VBA Veterans Initiative Task Force

This initiative to provide pro bono and reduced-fee legal services for Virginia veterans ( sprang out of a VBA meeting program in 2009. The program shined a light on the legal problems Virginians commonly face upon their return from overseas military duty. More than 850,000 veterans live in Virginia. Leading the VBA Veterans Issues Task Force are two West Point graduates and combat veterans Robert J. Barrett, an attorney with Degremont Technologies N.A. in Richmond, and Matt Kapinos, a lawyer with McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond. The initiative has attracted more than 250 lawyer volunteers and numerous requests for legal assistance from veterans and their families.

Media Contacts

Marilyn Shaw (
Communications Coordinator
The Virginia Bar Association
701 E. Franklin St., Ste. 1120
Richmond, VA 23219

Yvonne C. McGhee
Executive Director
The Virginia Bar Association
Telephone: (804) 644-0041

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