The Virginia State Bar met again in Virginia Beach this past week. It will be interesting to find out how many people were there. After last year's meeting, Virginia Lawyers Weekly wrote that fewer that 600 of Virginia's 30,000 lawyers attended in 2002, and the event was more likely than lot a financial loser for the Bar.
Two good things about the state bar's annual meeting are the awards for lawyers serving the poor and for the lawyers who have been members of the Bar for 50 years. This article profiles this year's winner as Virginia Legal Aid lawyer of the year, a woman practicing in Lynchburg.