RBA Bench Bar Conference – February 28, 2020
The annual Bench Bar Conference was held on February 28th in the White Room at Blue 5 Restaurant. Sarah Jessee, Chairman of the Young Lawyers Committee, organized the event. John Whitfield, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Legal Services, presented a one hour CLE program titled; “Launching a Pro Bono Initiative in the 23rd Judicial Circuit: What is the “Justice Gap” and Who Cares?”. Brian Buniva, the president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, also discussed briefly his focus on promoting pro bono work and access to justice during his term. The State of the Judiciary addresses were presented by judges from the various courts, followed by an open forum discussion. Thank you to the RVLSA for assisting with this event.
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