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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RBA Bench Bar Conference February 24, 2017

The annual Bench Bar Conference was held on February 24 at the Higher Education Center.  Christen Church, Chairman of the Young Lawyers Committee, organized the event. Lauren Davis, of Frith & Ellerman Law Firm, PC, served as moderator. Professor James Moliterno, Vincent Bradford Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University School of Law, presented a one hour CLE on the topic of “Implicit Bias and the Work of Lawyers and Judges.”....

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Judge Geddes Sworn In

The Honorable Scott R. Geddes was sworn in as a Judge of the General District Court, Twenty-Third Judicial District on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Roanoke County Courthouse. A robe was presented to Judge Geddes by Nanda Davis, President of the Roanoke Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Hugh B. Wellons, President of the Roanoke Bar Association, and Peter Lubeck, President Salem-Roanoke County Bar Association....

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RBA February 2017 Luncheon

The meeting was called to order by President Hugh Wellons.  Joseph Mott, Chairman of the Roanoke Law Foundation, reminded the membership of the scholarship deadline and gave an update on the You and the Law program planned for March 28th. Mr. Wellons introduced our first two speakers, Brenda Hamilton, Clerk of Circuit Court, and Becky Collier, Civil Supervisor, who made a presentation on Roanoke City’s e-file system. President-Elect Kevin...

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