Law Day Celebration 2017

The annual Law Day Celebration was held at The Shenandoah Club on May 1, 2017, and was called to order by President- Elect Kevin Holt.  Philip Coulter presented a memorial resolution in honor of Judge James Brice. Claude Carter received the 2017 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Lee Osborne.  Macel  Janoschka received the 2017 Young Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by Linda Frith.  Melissa...

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RBA April 2017 Luncheon

The meeting was called to order by President Hugh Wellons.  He announced that Claude D. Carter will be the  recipient of the 2017 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award and that Macel H. Janoschka will receive the 2017 Young Lawyer of the Year  Award. The awards will be presented at the May 1, 2017 meeting. Emmette Pilgreen presented a memorial resolution in honor of Harvey Lutins. President-Elect Kevin Holt introduced...

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You and the Law: A Look Inside Your Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts – March 2017

You and the Law:  A Look Inside Your Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, a look behind-the-scenes. On March 28, 2017 five judges, the juvenile and domestic relations city clerk, six members of the sheriff’s department and members of the Roanoke Bar Association presented a program that included: educating the public regarding the jurisdiction of the Court and the importance of mandated confidentiality of records, possible subsequent...

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The Honorable Vincent A. Lilley – Springing into Retirement

The Honorable Vincent A. Lilley was honored by colleagues, family and friends at a retirement reception at the Wortmann Ballroom, Colket Center, Roanoke College on March 16, 2017.  Guests were invited to sign the Memory Card designed by artist, Kyle Edgell. Guest speakers included Hon. H. Morgan Griffith (by letter), Hon. Onzlee Ware, and Harry Bosen, Esq. Presentations were made by Joshua Roberts, president of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law...

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RBA March 2017 Luncheon

The meeting was called to order by President Hugh Wellons.  John Koehler reminded everyone that volunteers were needed for the Rule of Law Day in Roanoke County on March 23rd. Christen Church spoke on the 11th Annual Legal Food Frenzy and encouraged both firms and solo practitioners to sign up for the event. President-Elect Kevin Holt introduced the guest speaker Michael Friedlander, Director of the Virginia Tech/Carilion Research Institute....

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Portrait Dedication for Judge Doherty, Jr. and Judge Apgar – March 2, 2017

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, a ceremony was held to unveil the official portraits of retired Circuit Court Judges Robert P. Doherty, Jr., and Jonathan M. Apgar.  Judge James Swanson, the resident circuit judge in Roanoke County, presided along with Judges William Broadhurst, Charles Dorsey, David Carson, and Chris Clemons. Judge Swanson welcomed guests and thanked those who had made possible the funding of the portraits.  Judge Swanson singled...

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